Stronguy

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    Nah, it's only a .38. My mom shoots one of those.

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  1. One book on the block and just in time for Christmas. Fantastic Four #1 CGC 2.0 c/ow $7,250 $7,000 $6,800 SOLD shipped in the US (split international shipping) No HOS or Probies Unconditional beats all in-progress negotiations.
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    TMNT #1 Club

    I got a call from a LCS down the street asking if I could come look at some books for potential pressing/grading. In the stack was TMNT 1-4, all first print. The books are beat but it's pretty cool finding them all in an OO collection.
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    Print variations (*not* variants)

    ASM 300 has a pretty broad range of red in the cover too. Stuff like that happens as the ink on one plate gets used.
  4. CGC does not verify signatures after the fact nor do they slab posters; they are too large.
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    current turn around rates at CGC

    Modern (Slow) Prescreen (x53) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Scheduled for Grading: 10/3 (box 1), 10/4 (box 2 & 3) Grade: 10/8 (box 1), 10/9 (box 2 & 3) Magazine Economy (x4) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Scheduled for Grading: 9/25 Graded: 10/5 Economy FT (x45) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Scheduled for Grading: 9/6 (box 1), 9/8 (box 2) Graded: 9/11 (box 1), 9/14 (box 2) Shipped: 9/20 (box 1), 9/24 (box 2) Received: 9/25 (box 1), 9/28 (box 2)
  6. This doesn't look like color touch to me. Ink stains like that are common on the inside covers of GA books.
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    current turn around rates at CGC

    Modern (Slow) Prescreen (x53) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Magazine Economy (x4) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Scheduled for Grading: 9/25 Economy FT (x45) Shipped To: 8/25 Received: 8/28 Verified: 8/30 Scheduled for Grading: 9/6 (box 1), 9/8 (box 2) Graded: 9/11 (box 1), 9/14 (box 2) Shipped: 9/20 (box 1), 9/24 (box 2) Received: 9/25 (box 1), 9/28 (box 2)
  8. @Cpt Kirk I was going though a box of MJI in my collection and found a nice stack of Fourth World book. Feel free to add these to your spreadsheet. Note: Kamandi 36 (Dec '75) has the blue 88 insert, different than your original post. Kamandi 18, June 1974, blue 444 Kamandi 19, July 1974, blue 555 Kamandi 30, June 1975, blue 777 Kamandi 31 July 1975, blue 777 Kamandi 33, Sept 1975, blue 888 Kamandi 34, Oct 1975, blue 88 Kamandi 35, Nov 1975, blue 88 ** Kamandi 36, Dec 1975, blue 88 Kamandi 37, Jan 1976, brown 999 Kamandi 41, May 1976, brown 999 Kamandi 42, June 1976, brown 999 Kamandi 43, July 1976, brown 999 Kamandi 44, Aug 1976, brown 999 Mister Miracle 11, Nov-Dec 1972, black bcdefgh Mister Miracle 12, Jan-Feb 1973, black bcdef Mister Miracle 13, Mar-Apr 1973, black abc Mister Miracle 14, Aug-Sept 1973, black 222 Mister Miracle 17, Dec-Jan 1973/1974, black 333 Mister Miracle 18, Feb-Mar 1974, blue 444 New Gods 11, Oct-Nov 1972, black rstuv OMAC 6, July-Aug 1975, blue 777 OMAC 8, Nov-Dec 1975, blue 88
  9. This was debated ad nauseam back in the day. "That" it was pressed wasn't the issues, it was "how" and the intent behind it. Mile Highs were specifically mentioned because the books that were at the bottom of the stacks were flat-flat-flat. They didn't want the graders to have to determine if a book was pressed as a result of storage, not meeting the definition of restoration in that it was done "with the intent to improve the appearance", or if it was indeed an intentional cosmetic enhancement. Make no mistake, the decision was not entirely without political pressure, just like the decision to allow minor glue/ct on GA books. There was a vocal and key demographic that had a vested interest in their books not getting stigmatized.
  10. In skimming this thread, I think there are a couple of important things that have been missed. 1) The OP posted a pic of work done by Matt Wilson, all of which included disassembly, and is still considered restoration. That specific book, regardless of how the pressing was done (and with the things done to the book, it had to be pressed once it was put back together), would have gotten PLOD. 2) When Borock made his initial statements about pressing not being considered restoration, it was based on not being able to detect HOW it happened with certainty. He didn't say they couldn't tell, he just said he couldn't tell if it occurred when someone put a book into a press last week or if it happened over a long period of time because of being stacked for a couple of decades, like is reported with many of the Church books.