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    Chew

    Looking for Chew 1 or possibly runs. Always been a fan and it seems like a good time to buy is it a good time for you to sell? raw and CGC considered in all grades Thanks!
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    Metropolis is Suing Voldemort

    Metropolis should generally be avoided anyway.
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    current turn around rates at CGC

    It’s amazing how little has changed over the years. Same people. Same discussion.
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    Is grading strict currently?

    It is definitely stricter right now. 50-100 books a week for 10 years.
  5. Thanks for trying. It appears a single point is awarded for having a description. $on’t see any notification or explanation of this except by experimenting.
  6. I see a bunch of my signature books went from 28 points to 27 causing me to lose top spot. Anyone know how you qualify for 28 points on a 9.8 modern SS book?
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    2018 "THIS SCORE NEEDS FIXIN" REQUESTS

    What in the world happened to the registry? I see I lost top spot in my Y The Last Man collection which should never happen unless someone changes the scoring. I look at the history and a bunch of my signature series books went from 28 points to 27. Uhm.......why?? also see as soon as I relinquish top spot in Preacher then it is voted best set for the new #1. Gotta love CGC politics.
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    2018 SET EXPANSIONS (ADDITIONS TO EXISTING SETS)

    Mollie Please add Chew 51-60 to the Chew set. Thanks!
  9. NYCC Exhibitor pass please. Formerly known as Branget. Flying in on Wed if you need a hand, $$ or a foot rub.
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    Are the Boomers cashing out?

    Wow do these new boards suck. When a comic is worth more than I paid I sell. Simple as that. Only 3 runs left but unless Princess Amethyst becomes a hit series I will always have one run.
  11. Looking for a dealer pass. Formerly known as "Branget". Don't spend much time on here but if any of the old crowd is still around and can hook me up please let me know. Sure I could help some at the event with sigs, lines, booth etc
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    The X-23 Thread

    This will likely go unnoticed but welcome to the right answer.
  13. Oooooh, conspiracy theories. It's subjective. That's it. That's all.
  14. 100% agree. Before TPG's, COA's or letters detailing/summarizing work carried enough legitimacy and weight. But of course, the tamper evident case and label notes cemented it's place and won out, and the people doing the work faded to the background to the point where most of the slabs bought and sold in the last 10+ years no longer keep any information on who did the work originally, just what was done. Actually, what is detected to be done. And that is the basis of the entire disagreement between CGC and the Meyers. Acc. to my understanding, CGC could not comfortably detect where the resto started and stopped. I have no reason to doubt what you've been told or heard. With the exception of the entire cover being recoloured, and "comfortably" being defined as activity taking more than a few minutes of inspection/review time, I find it puzzling that one couldn't with the right equipment determine a machine printed cover, and a hand recoloured cover. I guess the difference here is CBCS has figured it out. or at the minimum, they think they have it figured out. Either way, this overall seems like a nearly impossible case to make. You essentially have to prove that someone at the top of an industry is acting in bad faith, but the only people qualified to judge the merits of the case is the accused. And in the event that there is another party capable of making such a judgment, that would mean admitting that the accused are not alone at the top, and therefore cannot exert as much pervasive influence as they are accused. And that's without even mentioning that the only other people who MIGHT be qualified to judge the facts/issues surrounding comic restoration are most likely direct competitors of the accused, which is almost certainly an obvious conflict of interest. I'm have no idea if any part of any accusations are true or not, but it seems like a tough case to win for the plaintiff, and CGC is obviously going to fight as hard as possible with little chance of settling. I don't know how Pennsylvania works, can the plaintiff be responsible for legal fees for both parties? Although I DO hope it makes CGC reconsider their relationship with CCS, as there has always been an inherent perceived of conflict of interest that you'd think a grading company would want to avoid. I'm tech minded, and have a printing background - I'll admit when I first discovered this technique it was the early 2000's when I bought my first restored comic. I have also evolved my techniques when inspecting restoration in paintings, and determining period and print state etchings/impressions. Maybe it's a combination of these experiences that makes it seem puzzling that someone couldn't, but I still feel someone with a printing background would have a reasonable idea of how and/or could figure out a method to tell. I definitely agree on what you said in the last paragraph. I suspect that at some point CCS will have to be let go or become the source of CBCS becoming the primary grading company.