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  1. The book in question was too low grade to Qualify. Since it was already low grade, the missing MVS was just factored into the grade. The missing stamp still gets mentioned on the label, however, but in lowercase letters, since it is not being Qualified. When a book is Qualified, the reason for it being Qualified will be on the label in ALL CAPS.
  2. Even before indicia and before cover logo- I believe the first time the X-Men were ever referred to as "The Uncanny X-Men" was the splash page of Giant-Size X-Men #1.
  3. The label text on the MMC #17 state that the cover is re-attached with tape. So, the cover *is* attached to the book, just not by the staples as it was when it was manufactured.
  4. Hey David! It's not really an "EC cover swipe", but simply "EC swipe". The reason is here:
  5. In the case of a clerical error like this, the owner has to pay for shipping initially, but will get reimbursed for the shipping after the package is received.
  6. The grade is fine. It's just that when it was entered into the computer system, the wrong "Fantastic Four #243" was selected.
  7. Yes, it's an error label. You can send it back to CGC and it will be fixed for free.
  8. Since CGC opened its doors in 2000, it has had the policy that, at CGC's sole discretion, a book from 1950 or before with an extremely small amount of color touch or glue (e.g. one or two dots) will still get a Blue Universal label. HOWEVER, any color touch or glue detected will still be disclosed on the label, regardless of color.
  9. Hey Bob! A book that is otherwise a 4.0 is really right on the cusp of whether a book with a missing page (or more) merits being Qualified. Any lower, and I'm sure it would have been given a Universal 0.5
  10. No, it's always been this way. Some people assume that if a book is incomplete, (and it is not Qualified) that it is an automatic 0.5 Really, it depends on just how incomplete the book is. If the book is incomplete because it is missing an entire page (or more), and it is not being Qualified, then it will be a 0.5. However if it's incomplete just because it's missing a part of a page, say the size of a Marvel Value Stamp (and it is not being Qualified), it can still be in the Good/Very Good range. That doesn't happen often though, because if a book *is* missing the Marvel Value Stamp, it's usually either high enough grade to Qualify, or low enough grade that it doesn't merit Qualifiying, and will be somewhere in the 0.5-1.5 range.