TC33

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  1. First :takeit: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!!!! :baiting:

    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!

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  2. 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?)


  3. 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.  :preach:


  4. First :takeit: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.  

    Tales to Astonish #27  $1,050   JUST $949 WELL BELOW GPA With a New Movie on the Way!!!  1st appearance of Ant Man, Scarce Key!  CGC 2.5 small amount of color touch on cover.  Spent forever with my black light and could only find 2 very thin black lines on the lower right corner on a thin crease.  If that is it, can't imagine digging it out would affect the grade, but I am not a risk taker.   The last two sales of a 2.5 in this grade with color touch only was $1,200 and $1,095 back in 2015!  There is another Ant Man & Wasp 3 movie set for release in 2022, so this book should be on the upward tick this next year or two.  (more pics forthcoming)

     

     

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  5. First :takeit: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 #5 Origin & 1st Doctor Doom, Major Hot Key with the announcement of the FF/Dr. Doom movie franchise revamp under Marvel where it belongs!   CGC 1.0, near perfect off White pages, spine is split, cover detached, no marvel chipping or sizable missing pieces makes this about the nicest presenting 1.0 you will ever find.  The last GPA sale in this grade was $2,250 and trending up, last 12 months was $2,100.    Special board price only $1,875 ($375 Below the last GPA sale in late March which likely looked far worse than this one and it only had lousy cream to ow pages! 

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  6. 4 hours ago, blazingbob said:

    Ok,  your title states AS #1 by the way.  I don't have a coverless FF #48

    Oh you are right, I forgot I put that there because my coverless is missing a wrap, so I am interested in getting it complete or a complete copy, but at the right price.  I sold one a while back for a lot closer to $1K.  An incomplete copy would probably be even better to save me some money since I have most the pages already.  :)

    A poor copy with part of the cover there, maybe missing a page/wrap etc. still likely works if the price is right.