Phill the Governor

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  1. As the title says: Tales to Astonish CGC 6.0 copy, ending tonight 8:30 PM EST. Bidding currently at $2325. Link HERE Thanks fur lookin!
  2. Thanks man! As Claudio mentioned, I do charge less than $500 for standard overlays, although it is a case by case basis. Generally speaking the ballpark is around $300 for full cover mastheads, but I have replaced single stats for as cheap as $40. They are high-resolution, on colored paper to "age" the stats, and adhered to either a high-quality transparent overlay or they can be adhered directly to the art if the original stat had been too. I've worked on many pieces for private collectors, from Platinum Age to Modern art, and can provide examples if you'd like to see. Many dealers just make their own stats (to save money, I get it), but at the same time it can really translate to "cheapening" the look of the piece if it's not done correctly, or professionally for that matter. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have more questions.
  3. I disagree. This is sometimes the only way to instigate change, even if in theory it doesn't seem to be an appropriate solution. CGC acknowledges that the problem IS a problem. That is why they have suggested the "free" reholdering process with the approval code B919M, and a $20 cap on shipping reimbursement. You know, aside from the whole reimbursement of tying up our books and how that IS a logistical cost for both parties.. What I'm suggesting isn't, in any way, against anything CGC already allows. I'm just saying we do it on a LARGE scale and they won't have a choice but to notice the disruption.
  4. Hi everyone, I just posted this in the CGC Announcements thread, but in order to have more eyes on it I wanted to start a thread here. I, like many, have received books back this year from CGC where the newton rings are so overwhelming and obvious, it taints the book's appearance. I just sent in and received a book back after paying to have it be re-holdered, and sure enough front and center over the art -there are the newton rings. I just called customer service today to address it, and quickly realized that I was wasting my time because (due to cost-benefit) they simply don't care to address or fix the issue. And it got me thinking... I WAS wasting my time. But WE, as a collective have the power to instigate real change. So here's my idea: There are seemingly enough collectors in the community that have enough books with severe newton ring problems. Here's what we do: An organized staged address where we get as many people as we can to call CGC's customer service phone line every day between certain hours for 2-3 weeks (or longer if necessary). We literally need to flood the customer service line with call after call of newton ring problems so that they become so tired of receiving the same call, the customer service department will actually want the problem resolved. This should help push the internal forces within the company to butt-heads because their jobs are being made more difficult due to the obvious lack of quality control. I truly think we have the numbers in the community to do this.
  5. I think I figured out the only way we can get CGC to address and possibly fix this issue: There are seemingly enough collectors in the community that have enough books with severe newton ring problems, so here's what we do: An organized staged address where we get as many people to call CGC's customer service phone line every day between certain hours for 2-3 weeks. We literally need to flood the customer service line with call after call of newton ring problems so that they become tired of receiving the same call. This should help push the internal forces within the company to butt-heads because their jobs are being made more difficult due to the obvious lack of quality control.
  6. Last price drops! Will be moving these books to ebay tomorrow (Sunday) by 8pm if they haven't sold.
  7. because most people realize trying to get 9.8s is an exercise in both patience and luck. And mostly luck, especially if we aren't talking about newer books.
  8. 9.8s, 9.9s and 10.0s are the biggest joke in the hobby. People just chasing labels. I've seen enough 9.6s and 9.8s to confidently say: in most cases there is NO difference.
  9. Last set of price drops before moving to ebay!