Sqeggs

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    16K posts. Maybe I should stop here. hm

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    What are the rarest romance comics?

    Yeah, Cole covers is hot! I would guess that, as with Baker, we'll start to see the census numbers rise on some of these books.
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    Newton rings!

    The same thought occurred to me Honestly, I'm not too worried about the scratches. It would certainly be better if they weren't there, but they don't seem to detract much from the appearance of the slabbed book. But, then, I've not been particularly bothered buying slabs that have surface scuffs from rattling around in dealers' boxes. Kind of OT, but I recently bought a book that had both a CLink label and a dealer's label on the back of the slab. First time I've encountered two labels on the same book. I used to carefully peel off the CLink labels -- needed a PDI pad to manage it. Lately, though, I just leave them on. I know that @Cat-Man_America will consider this another indication of my low standards.
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    Newton rings!

    Well, since apparently my vision ain't too good, I guess I better stick with the scans ....
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    Newton rings!

    Well, I just discovered something odd. If you pop over to the romance thread you can see a book that seems largely NR-free in hand and when photographed but that appears in a scan to have significant NRs. Don't know what to make of it ....
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    Newton rings!

    That might be it.
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    What are the rarest romance comics?

    Seems as if I've seen a number of copies of this issue, but this one is the sole copy on the census. Arrived from CGC the first time with bad NRs, so I had it reholdered. Edited to add: The scan seems to show NRs, but I don't see any in hand. I took a photo of a spot that shows NRs in the scan but the photo correctly reproduces an NR-free area that seems on the scan to have NRs. Odd.
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    What are the rarest romance comics?

    Ah, I do remember buying some romance books off of your site. I'm usually pretty careful about recording who I bought a book from, but I guess it may have arrived during a busy period. At any rate, thanks for selling me a great book!
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    Baker Romance

    You know when I first saw his eBay name, I thought CB stood for Citizen's Band. Actually, maybe it does because he arrives at cons with a long convoy of comics.
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    Baker Romance

    Thanks, Mel. I'm thinking about sending it into CCS, to see if the tape can be removed without damaging the book.
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    Newton rings!

    I think that there are a few now that I've looked for them. Check the area above Sweethearts in this scan. Seem to be a number of them. I wish they weren't there, but I'm not particularly distracted by them (or I wasn't until I realized they were there!), so I don't consider this a big issue. My guess is that they are on the inside of the slab, so I don't think they pose a hazard to the book.
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    Newton rings!

    Yikes! That one looks as bad as the earlier ones before they recently tweaked the system. Pain in the neck to do so, but you should probably send it back. Since they seem to have a fix for the problem, you wonder how that one got through QC.
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    Show Us Your Ducks!

    Did a boardie grab the 9.8 Dell Giant (Back to School) last night? Great book that I wish now I had gone higher on. Congrats to whoever won it.
  13. Really awesome cover. Nice heavy shadows on this perilous cover situation. Too bad about the woman's slightly awkward proportions otherwise I'd be putting it on my must-have list. She was a hell of a rebounder on her HS basketball team.
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    Newton rings!

    I have the same scanner. The new slabs were scanning very dark on my previous settings -- probably because the slabs are deeper. Someone in the CG scanner thread suggested new settings. I've been using those (with some tweaks), but my scans are now a bit brighter than they should be. I could probably continue fiddling with the settings, but I'm fairly content with how they look now.