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  1. One and only price drop before pulling it. I feel like this is a pretty fair price on one of the best 8.5's you'll ever find of this book.
  2. I really expected a higher grade, it's a really clean copy. $300 $280. 90-day GPA is $296 and rising. Last three sales: $296, $335, $340.
  3. Many of you know me from instagram, @dscomicspch, and I have been selling for years on Ebay with a 100% positive feedback (dscomicspch) so buy with confidence! SHIPPING: $14 shipped in the US, which includes signature confirmation. I take pride in my packing, and all books will ship within 2 business days after payment is received. Shipping will be priority mail in a sturdy non-USPS box. CLAIM in comments trumps all unfinalized PM negotiations. PAYMENT via paypal, due within 2 business days. I will accept a return for any reason if you notify me within 3 business days of receiving the books.
  4. Last interview I watched with him (a month or two ago), he said he was more management than anything these days, that he really wasnt grading books that often anymore. My guess is he works on certain things at CCS, like a consv or resto issue, and may step in to grade a big book at CGC, but otherwise he's pretty much in a boss role. 🤷‍♂️
  5. I actually think of the word "cobbling" when i see the entire cover with a bumpy pattern, reminiscent of a cobblestone street. And really, if there is a small piece of dirt on the press or the book that makes a single impression, that seems literally like a pebbling from a literal pebble lol. The joys of language, another art form that is fun to play with! 👍
  6. Well to me, pebbling refers to any amount of pebbly pattern, small bumps/divots on a comic cover from improper pressing. It can be just a couple small areas when a press or the book is not clean, or it can be across the entire cover, like often happens when people press books directly on the grid-patterned foam bottom of most t-shirt presses, or they use a bumpy, non-smooth material on top or bottom of the book. When it looks like small pebbles have been pressed into the book, to me that's pebbling. Some is obviously more severe than others, but I think pebbling can refer to all of this. I'm fine if you want to come up with a bunch of different terms for each specific instance based on the number of "pebbles" there are, but pebbling seems to cover this whole category for me.
  7. Yep, I often see that pebbling on books - a clear sign it was pressed with a dirty press, or the book was not properly cleaned first.
  8. I'm using a t-shirt press, and I bought a 1/8th inch aluminum plate for the bottom, and of course I'm using far less heat than one would normally use for t-shirt pressing. It works great if you don't cut corners on prep. I have seen guys who use the hand iron method for quickly pressing out small bends on the edges. I actually tried that when I was younger, in the 90's, lol.
  9. For both books: $400 $325 $295 Selling as a set, not breaking them up at this time. Thanks for looking! Both books are the original 1953 editions with the original glasses included, albeit detached. Superman is a 3.0 - structurally solid, but a stain on back cover brings the grade down. The stain is well visible inside back cover but not that noticeable on the outside of back cover. Fully attached, supple pages, bright cover. Glasses are slightly tanned, cellophane is fully attached, no major damage to speak of. Batman is a 4.0 - just some general wear, nothing particularly noteworthy. Fully attached, supple. Glasses in same condition as the Supe glasses - looks like a kid back in the day detached them and cut along the dotted line.
  10. Many of you know me from instagram, @dscomicspch, and I have been selling for years on Ebay with a 100% positive feedback (dscomicspch) so buy with confidence! SHIPPING: $14 shipped in the US, which includes signature confirmation. I take pride in my packing, and all books will ship within 2 business days after payment is received. Shipping will be priority mail in a sturdy non-USPS box. CLAIM in comments trumps all unfinalized PM negotiations. PAYMENT via paypal, due within 3 business days. I will accept a return for any reason if you notify me within 3 business days of receiving the books.
  11. I bet they would have detached at least a couple of those covers!
  12. In my opinion, CCS is doing two things wrong: (1) They are being unethical in totally skipping cleaning or doing a crappy cursory cleaning job instead of actually doing the cleaning job they are being paid for, and (2) they are taking shortcuts when setting books up for pressing, improperly protecting the covers and staples - causing at best less than ideal results, and at worst detaching covers. I'm sure the volume of books is why they are being delinquent - that's a reason, but not an excuse. I started doing all my own pressing a little over a year ago and have yet to pop a single staple.