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  1. I cannot tell you whether that ink can be fully removed or not, however... Take into consideration that if the ink removal is attempted or done the book may not come back with a Universal Blue Label, it may come back as a Gray Conserved Label or a Purple Restored Label, no way of knowing until it is submitted and graded.
  2. Are you sure you have the correct boards? The standard short boxes that I have and have been using for years measure 8" wide (7 5/8" inside diameter) x 16" long. Silver Age boards measure 7" x 10", Golden Age Boards measure 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".
  3. For future reference... and the seller was/is Wrong... Priority Mail rates increased this year, envelope is $8.00 (1-2 books packed properly) and medium box (6-7 books packed properly) is $15.00 for anywhere in the USA including Alaska and Hawaii so how does he explain needing more $ to ship to CA, was he driving it there himself?, is he asking for hazard pay for having to go to the post office?
  4. And in N.J. liquor stores are deemed essential.
  5. Welcome To The Boards!!! The best I can tell according to your specs of 18 cm x 23.3 cm (7 3/32" x 9 11/64") the proper bag/mylite/board would be "Regular", Golden Age: 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (19.7 x 26.7 cm). This size accommodates Golden Age comics from 1943 up to Silver Age comics published in 1960. Silver Age: 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches (18.1 x 26.7 cm). This size accommodates some late Golden Age comics published in 1951 as well as Silver Age comics published as late as 1965, including annuals and 80-page giants published during that period. Regular: 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm). This size accommodates comics published after 1965, including the late Silver Age and Bronze Age comics of the 1970s to mid-1980s. Current: 6 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches (17.5 x 26.7 cm). This size accommodates comics published since 1990.
  6. Nice Books!!! Just from looking at the pics you posted my initial thoughts on grades are... 110 - FR/GD 1.5, 97 - VG/FN 5.0, 111 - FN 6.0 Assuming the cover is fully attached and secure
  7. Welcome To The Boards. As already stated contact the seller but have all of your info together before contacting them. Did the seller use stock photos of the books as compared to an actual photo of the books? What did the sellers description say about the books and their condition, did it mention a grade or any defects?
  8. We all know what happened when old Biff gave young Biff the Sports Almanac... I appreciate all of the info. If I run into issues when the time comes do you guys mind if I message you with any questions? Birthday is August so I will be signing up May 1.
  9. Most comic shops use fluorescent lighting that is very high in UV Radiation, so... As others have already stated, all you can do is minimize the UV your books/collectibles are exposed to, Sunlight is the worst... From what I have read the issue with Halogen Bulbs is Heat.
  10. Just remember that grading is the "Overall" condition of the book. It becomes more difficult when you have a higher grade book with only one significant defect that would lower the grade, lower to what is the question...An example would be, you have a book that is without doubt a NM 9.4 but, the book has a 1/2" spine split from being mishandled, is the otherwise NM 9.4 book going to drop to a VG/FN 5.0 where a 1/2" spine split is allowed? Hence, the reason for CGC Green Qualified Labels. I have a few books of my own that had only one significant defect that kept the book from being a higher grade IMO and in my list of books it is noted that way, GD 2.0 (Would be a VG/FN 5.0 except for...)
  11. I know I am a conservative grader, hope you guys are right, 7.0 would be Great!!!
  12. IMO this book grades at... 1.5 FAIR/GOOD (FR/GD): Back to TopShows substantial to heavy wear. Books in this grade are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded, soiled, and possibly unattractive, but still generally readable. Cover shows considerable wear and may be detached. Almost no cover reflectivity remaining. Book-length creases, tears and folds may be present. Rounded corners are increasingly common. Soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing is generally present. Up to 1/10 of the back cover may be missing. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are increasingly common in Silver Age and older books. Spine roll is common. May have a spine split between 2" and 2/3 the length of the book. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Staple tears and stress lines are common, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown and may show brittleness around the edges. Acidic odor may be present. Centerfold may be loose or detached. Interior tears are common. BTW...there is nothing wrong with "Well Loved" copies, your copy is in better shape than mine and yours is 100% better than those who do not own any copy. IMO, any collector would be Proud to have that copy in their collection.