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  1. Forgive me for “implying” or um, “inferring” the wrong impression. “It's not about added value, it's about the double standard for downgrades.” So if an older book from an “era” that frequently ink stamped newsstands does not get “ dinged” a downgraded, should a newsstand from the 1990’s get downgraded simply because some mom and pop store still ink stamped the book?
  2. Would anyone have any insight whether an ink date stamp (on the back cover in this instance) on a modern book would affect the grade with CGC? Another grading company's stance is "It is extremely rare for a comic from the 1990's to present to have a date stamp. Date stamps were widely used from the 1940's - 1970's and are accepted in the collecting community. By the 1980's very few newsstands and comic shops used date stamps and by the 1990's probably 1 out of 50,000 comics have a date stamp on it. Comics from 1990 to present are downgraded for date stamps in high grades, as it is almost unh