The first five books arrived today. Luckily, everything went well with this reholder submission! Before pictures of the below books as well as my explanation for starting this journal are in the 'about this journal' section of Adventures in Reholdering!
I'll start with the Superman: The Man of Steel 18 9.9... I was really worried about this book. There wasn't anything wrong with the old holder but I knew it would look better reholdered. I took a chance and so far so good. I also show a picture of the 9.9 which I think is pretty cool. This is the only book with the flap on the back that I show in the third picture. I am not sure why this is. I am 'guessing' that maybe they didn't remove this one all the way from the inner well because it would be hard to retain the 9.9 if they did, but I really don't know. I do know I have seen pictures of books that didn't do well with this flap so I am glad mine is good to go. Just weird that only one of five books I sent in came back with this.
Very cool Gold colored grade! Look at that sharp corner, no wonder this is a 9.9!
This is the flap that is only on this book. The small specks are anomalies due to my camera because I can't see them except in this picture.
Next up is Superman: The Legacy of Superman 1 second printing... I don't have words for this lone 9.8! It just looks so much better now!
This one is my grail... just love the combination of the black and white art, purple and yellow 'The Adventures of Superman' title, the DC Universe logo, and Roman Numeral IV. The previous holder was the old style and had a crack. I feel much better now and the cover along with the yellow Signature Series label just POPS! The lone 9.8.
The lone 9.8 'The Adventures of Superman' 505 now in a new holder, sweet! I recently was fortunate to have two copies of the Collectors Editions of this book both come back 9.8 so now I have both editions in 9.8 and in new holders! Very happy about that!
Lastly, another Signature Series obviously not in my main set but which looks tons better in the new holder, plus the old holder had a crack along the bottom. The First Avenger would be very pleased!
This is my first entry showing these results and to be honest the process of adding an entry blew my mind... I am not sure if this will show up on my original 'Adventures in Reholdering!' entry, or as it's own entry/journal. I also plan to figure out a better way to show before/after pictures side by side for future reholder submissions.
I'll post my next reholder batch when I send it off. For now I'm just happy to have these back safe and sound! Now maybe I'll get some sleep!