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    Learning the Ropes
  1. What is this?

    It did not have that in the listing. Pretty disappointed when I opened the package. Seller said it was not like that when he shipped it. All in all, seller has been pretty understanding. I have decided to return it.
  2. What is this?

    For some reason, I can not upload the photos. I keep getting an error message. There is an overhang at the bottom. The seller on ebay has told me he would accept a return. To be honest, I do not want to return it as I got it in a grade I want at a price I wanted to pay. Returning it is a pretty defeating feeling. However, I am not happy with the top of the comic. I don't know what is going on there. If anyone is interested, I could email the photographs. Any help is appreciated. Just trying to figure out if I should return it.
  3. What is this?

    What is this? Just received this comic in the mail today. The top of the pages of the book are showing. What is this called? Does it not affect the grade? Is this common? Does it affect the value? Im new, so forgive me.
  4. Philly Wizard World

    Philly Wizard World Has anyone been there yet? I went Friday. I picked up Daredevil #168 at a grade of 9.4. It was a fair price. I also submitted secret avengers #23 to be graded. My first ever submission. There seemed to be a lot of junk booths this year. Did anyone else think so? Example, bathroom shower stall booth.
  5. Amazing Spider-Man 361 Club

    pure speculation. I feel like the 2nd print has plenty of room to grow.
  6. Amazing Spider-Man 361 Club

    Just picked this up.
  7. Venom Movie

    Only concern is that he is a little old maybe? Also, who will oppose venom? Not sure i can wrap my head around what the plot will be. I was hoping for flash thompson / agent venom. I bought secret avengers #23
  8. Venom has been casted

    Venom has been casted Tom Hardy. Thoughts? Is it definitely going to be eddie brock though?
  9. What makes a book an 8.5 What makes a book an 8.5? I recently bought a book with a spine stress that did break color. Also had a tiny tiny chip on the right edge. Graded an 8.5. Copper age book. What defects have you seen that makes a book an 8.5?
  10. What defects / grade can you live with? For reference, I have collected vintage baseball cards for quite a while. Graded vintage baseball cards. I have recently started to pick up the occasional graded comic. I am looking for some knowledge/opinions when it comes to comic book collecting and grading. My first question is, what defects can you live with? spine stress? chipping? tears? etc.... Second question is, what grade is acceptable for you? I know that the age of the comic comes into play, but for most collectors, is there a grade that you stick your nose up at? For example, I recently just bought asm #300. It is graded an 8.5. I bought the graders notes and it was docked for "spine stress lines breaks color". This defect looks relatively small and does not appear to take away from a nice looking cover. I found it to be acceptable. Now with that example, would that score/graders notes turn you off from a comic? I'm just trying to get an understanding of how this community views defects/grading compared to the baseball card community. I'm trying to be a sponge and soak up as much knowledge as possible.
  11. Marvel Premiere #1, need some knowledge I am looking to buy Marvel Premiere #1. Is it a poor time to buy it due to the mcu? Do you think the price will spike then dip? Or will it plateau? Your advice and knowledge is very much appreciated.