marvelmaniac

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  1. marvelmaniac

    PGM Fantastic Four 1

    I have said this before and I will say it again... "Having ANY copy of a F.F. 1 is better than not having a copy at all".
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    Cover Detached By CGC while grading?

    Not sure how relevant this is to your last statement but I will put it out there. I was an ASE Certified Automotive Service Technician for 33 years and I expect quality work from myself because I am Anal with OCD, which makes me a perfectionist and extremely meticulous, however... Employers do not always appreciate that, they want it in and out which means shortcuts. Other than my Son I have never had anyone else work on my cars because I know they would not do the job the way I would. I have very little faith in people, do you expect a person that is performing a "job" with little to no vested interest in the job they are doing other than to keep their job to handle your items as you would??? I am sure they are as careful as possible but if something happens it will probaly fall into the "OOPS" category and they move on.
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    Are Offset Staples Normal?

    Just posted in your other thread.
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    STAPLE POSITION

    Welcome To The Boards!!! You should post pics, however it is probably in the category of "Printing Bindery" defects which is acceptable in Varying Amounts all the way up to a MT 9.9. Bindery Defect - Defects associated with the binding process, including mistrimming, miswrapping, inaccurate stapling, etc.
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    Cover Detached By CGC while grading?

    Google "Shaken Comic Syndrome". Either way, I would never tell you how or what to collect, that is all individual preference, just enjoy doing it!!!
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    Raw vs CGC

    It all comes down to two things that are a constant in this and any other collectible hobby. 1)Are you in this for investment/profit or the fun of collecting? 2)Any collectible is only worth what a collector is willing to pay. If a dealer wants to charge a certain/high price and nobody buys it then eventually the price will come down (except for eBay "Buy It Now" and "MCS Consignment Books".) If a dealer has the price set high for an item (raw book in this case) and people buy the item was the price really too high? Long before eBay I was always willing to pay a higher price for a book from an LCS or Local Con that I needed to complete a run and had been searching for with no luck.
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    Cover Detached By CGC while grading?

    Just saw this... I do not have my books graded, however... From what I have read here on the site, encasing in a slab does not provide any better/more protection than storing in a Mylite with the Proper Board. The way to prevent any book from damage is the same regardless... Proper storage in a Mylite/Acid Free Board, Away from ALL Light and Heat Sources, In a Controlled Environment and Do Not Handle the Book at All. The only thing slabbing helps with is the latter, it will not Allow you to physically handle the books themselves. The last time Any of my books were removed from their boxes/mylites was 5 years ago when I re-graded and photographed all 3600. (And BTW...I F&%$ed up my D.D. 131 by getting it caught on tape residue. , so none of us is Perfect, including the People that work at CGC)
  8. marvelmaniac

    Cover Detached By CGC while grading?

    I was reading this entire thread and before I even got to your response I was thinking the exact same thing... (Get Out Of My Head) With or Without the detached cover FR/GD 1.5 was my assessment. IMO that book(Sgt. Fury 1) with an attached cover would still not qualify for a GD- 1.8 or GD 2.0. Either way, they are both Nice Books.
  9. marvelmaniac

    Thor 167-169: The Origin of Galactus!

    The way crossovers used to be back in the early days of Marvel, that is what made them special for me.
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    Thor 167-169: The Origin of Galactus!

    Either way I have to say "Galactus Is The SH$%!!!
  11. marvelmaniac

    PGM Astonishing Tales 25

    Welcome to the boards. New collector? IMO due to the discoloration, stress lines and corner blunting this book will grade a FN+ 6.5 - FN/VF 7.0. (Better than FN 6.0 but by how much?) 7.0 FINE/VERY FINE (FN/VF): Back to Top An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with outstanding eye appeal. A small accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear beginning to show, possibly including minor creases. Corners may be blunted. Inks are generally bright with a moderate reduction in reflectivity. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. Minor foxing. The slightest spine roll may be present, as well as a possible moderate color break. Staples may show some discoloration. Slight staple tears and a small accumulation of light stress lines may be present. Slight rust migration. Paper is cream to tan. Centerfold is mostly secure. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. 6.5 FINE+ (FN+): Back to Top Fits the criteria for Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount. 6.0 FINE (FN): Back to Top An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects. Some accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases. Inks show a significant reduction in reflectivity. Blunted corners are more common, as is minor staining, soiling, discoloration, and/or foxing. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. A minor spine roll is allowed. There can also be a 1/4" spine split or severe color break. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and a few slight stress lines may be present, as well as minor rust migration. Paper is tan to brown and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. Centerfold may be loose.
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    PGM Fantastic Four 1

    Is that really an original F.F. 1 and not a GRR? Pic of the indicia? Overall that is a "Really Nice Book"!!! I know nothing about restoration but sitting the way it is and only due to the small tears at the bottom of the spine I also say... FN+ 6.5.
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    Showcase 60

    IMO this book would be a FN/VF 7.0 , however... IMO the small tear at the bottom of the spine reduces it to a FN+ 6.5 7.0 FINE/VERY FINE (FN/VF): Back to Top An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with outstanding eye appeal. A small accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear beginning to show, possibly including minor creases. Corners may be blunted. Inks are generally bright with a moderate reduction in reflectivity. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. Minor foxing. The slightest spine roll may be present, as well as a possible moderate color break. Staples may show some discoloration. Slight staple tears and a small accumulation of light stress lines may be present. Slight rust migration. Paper is cream to tan. Centerfold is mostly secure. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. 6.5 FINE+ (FN+): Back to Top Fits the criteria for Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount. 6.0 FINE (FN): Back to Top An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects. Some accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases. Inks show a significant reduction in reflectivity. Blunted corners are more common, as is minor staining, soiling, discoloration, and/or foxing. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. A minor spine roll is allowed. There can also be a 1/4" spine split or severe color break. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and a few slight stress lines may be present, as well as minor rust migration. Paper is tan to brown and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. Centerfold may be loose.
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    PGM Hulk 181

    Too funny... I got mine in 82/83 for Christmas from my Sister and she paid $20/$25.