TC33

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  1. First wins the prize, but I also accept PM. No returns on CGC books, raw books are can be returned without question, I accept paypal, venmo or money order/check. I have been selling huge mega keys on the boards for years (check out my kudos feedback below). USPS boxed Shipping is a flat $12 no matter how many books you buy, Canadian shipping will be actual shipping costs. I will throw in free signature confirmation for US purchases above $250. All purchases above $250 are also given optional payment terms up to 2 months (with a 10% or more deposit) to help you out with timing of funds. Superman #4 CGC 1.5 near perfect Off White Pages! 2nd Lex Luthor from 1940 at the very dawn of the Golden Age! Just the 4th solo book devoted solely to Superman! Book looks great for grade, I would say it shows GD+ 2.5ish but has a spine split neatly re-attached with tape on the interior. For GPA comparison a 2.5 just sold for $1,800, a 1.8 for $1,000 and even an incomplete poor .5 just sold for almost $600! No comparison sales in 1.5 for 7 years (Book is Scarce!), but a 1.0 did sell for $928 in July 2017! Board price just $895, about the nicest looking complete copy you will find for this price to a very sought after 1940 Superman Key!
  2. Fast payment on Avengers 55 NM Key. Great transaction!
  3. Ammended my listing to show I am open to anything in the super low grades, even incomplete on the FF 48!
  4. 3.5, but possibly 4.0 if you can get some help with the back cover.
  5. Hard to get above 5.5 even on a good day with the size of that lower right crease, but it still presents nicely!
  6. First wins the prize, but I also accept PM. No returns on CGC books, raw books are can be returned without question, I accept paypal, venmo or money order/check. I have been selling huge mega keys on the boards for years. USPS boxed Shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many books you buy, Canadian shipping will be actual shipping costs. I will throw in free signature confirmation for US purchases above $250. All purchases above $250 are also given optional payment terms up to 2 months (with a 10% or more deposit) to help you out with timing of funds, getting your next paycheck/stimulus check first etc. Fantastic Four #48 CGC 3.5 near perfect OW to White pages! 1st Silver Surfer/Galactus! One of the hottest books in the market with the movie reboot news now that Marvel/Disney has the rights back! Taking a huge jump almost daily, Last sale $887, 90 day $778! Board Price $769, $118 BELOW the last sale price! Silver Surfer #3 CGC 6.0 OffWhite Pgs! Key 1st Mephisto getting some movie appearance rumors making this book extremely hot right now! Beauty, very attractive FN condition! Last sale $378 90 day $362, Board Price $355! Wonder Woman #98 CGC 2.5 (front cover presents as nice as many FN/VF!) p.o back cover which most people don't care about nearly as much as a high grade presenting front cover! Key 1st Silver Age Wonder Woman and New Origin, New creative team/artist! 90 day GPA $695, Board Price Only $669 and I would take this copy over most 3.0 and 3.5's ($1,442 GPA) since it presents nicer than anything out there in the Fine to FN/VF range (An otherwise Approx $5K cost to get a WW98 with a front cover that shows this nicely!) ALL NEW BOOKS JUST ADDED TODAY!!!! Avengers 55 CGC 9.4 NM Near Perfect book, Perfect White Pages! 1st Ultron, Reportedly Disney/Marvel is bringing Ultron back as the main bad guy in the new Scarlet Witch/Vision live action series! Only $399 Well Below Every average GPA in every period listed! Captain Marvel #34 CGC NM/MINT 9.8 White Pages, KEY 1ST NITRO! The guy that killed Captain Marvel, gave him cancer! Last 2 sales $437 and $600! Razor sharp Investment grade CGC 9.8 Clearance at just $399! Captain Atom #85 CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast Pedigree White Pages! 3rd appearance Blue Beetle, Ted Kord! Siamese pages noted, this is an ultra rare printing defect like one in a million, making this on of the rarest ultra high grade pedigree variant comics in the world! If this were a coin with that rare of a defect it would sell for over $1 million dollars, something that should also get recognized in the comic industry for the ultra rare scarcity, much like double covers (but far more rare) that should also get much greater due! The last non pedigree 9.6 sold for $780 and the far less desired lower grade 9.4 John Fantucchio pedigree just sold for $525 to indicate the market value of this far more rare higher grade should be many multiples of either of those, but I will offer this at $775, just below the last non pedigree, non variant 9.6 sale from even before the Blue Beetle movie rumors! Mighty World of Marvel #198 CGC 9.2 (1976 UK version of 1st appearance of Wolverine!) with Herb Trimple autograph! Highest Grade CGC in existence plus it has the original Hulk 181 artist signature on the cover! RARE!!!!! The highest recorded grade ever shown on GPA was a 9.0 that sold for $700 and the last lowly FN/VF 7.0 signed by Herb Trimpe sold for $1,000! HGCGC #1 copy on the plant to the 1976 UK presenting the 1st Wolverine, just $1,099 $975, BELOW the lowly signed 7.0 price and barely more than the 9.0 price although being the SINGLE HIGHEST GRADE ever graded should be many multiples of that price! Fantastic Four #65 CGC 6.0, very nice looking cop, 90 day GPA $94 and prior 12 months $89 with a Guardians movie coming up next year! Just $85! Inhumans #1 1975 CGC perfect 9.8 White Pages! Future Movie appearance still expected! Last sale $456 last 12 months $403, this book is heating back up! Just $399 $375! My Kudos Page.....
  7. So I have seen books with nothing but re-glossing noted on the label, or cleaning. I know CGC has also called restored books with nothing more than color touch and pieces replaced as also "re-glossed" when nothing of the sort was done to it, probably their better safe than sorry motto to make sure they don't miss anything. (had some books restored by Hero restoration and this happened to me a few times). So, any ideas how an average collector can tell if a book has been "re-glossed" or cleaned? Seems like those are probably the two most difficult things to detect for the average joe (except maybe professionally done micro trimming?)
  8. So I have quite a bit of experimentation experience grading the same books from both grading companies in the past for comparison. From personal experience, CGC will grade extremely harshly any book arriving in a PGX label for re-grading. I know you save 50% off the costs, but its like they want to punish you for sending them a PGX slab or something and I will NEVER do it again! I had a restored ultra Key Pro restored by Matt Nelson back in the day at 7.5 by CGC. Sent it to PGX to see what it would get, also got a 7.5, sent it back to CGC in the PGX label, came back 7.0 with C amature restoration designation (same pro work by Matt Nelson)! Same thing on another book restored by one of the very best pro's that almost always gets A work and never below 5.0 after restoration (ever!), they gave it a 4.0 with C designation his lowest grade by far and 1st time ever getting C instead of A or B work! I have to conclude this was just because it came in a PGX 6.5 restored label they were biased against, no other explanation! If I ever want CGC grading on a PGX book, I will crack it open and send it in raw so it does not get destroyed by this harsh/unfair grading, not worth the 50% grading fee discount! By the way, I had 2 silver age key books at 9.0 by CGC, thought they deserved 9.2, so I sent them to PGX for an experiment thinking 9.2+ was a lock and they both came back lower at 8.5, so PGX is actually at least sometimes a bit tougher in those grade ranges, I have heard many other people also getting higher grades from CGC in VF+ to NM ranges after cracking PGX open (but Never send it in the original PGX holder!) That is why we always preach to buy the book, not the slab! Buy comics based on how it looks, not just the sometimes harsh or loose label designation that depends on who is personally grading it (out of 100+ graders) and having a good vs bad day etc! Regarding PGX historically loose grading in the lower grade ranges, late last year I complained to PGX that they were grading their lower grades too loose compared to competitors, Daniel said he was already considering upping their standards and sure enough the lot of lower grade key books I sent them recently came back at the very least 1/2 grade and sometimes 1 full grade lower than their previous standards, so if the grading date is from this year forward, I think you are more likely getting a grade a bit closer to CGC standards on the lower range than in the past. (traditionally their weakest grading range). Their color touch and trimming detection is pretty solid (the most common resto stuff), but CGC is far better at catching some of harder to detect pro stuff, so beware you take a bit of risk on the big dollar (blue label) major keys in a PGX holder.