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  1. Amazing Spider-Man #300 is known for having the "dull blade ragged edge" on many of the copies, where it is known that the covers were cut badly (dull blade) on the right edge. It's likely that CGC has changed their stance on whether the ragged edge is allowed in CGC 9.8, since this is the rate of CGC 9.8 for Amazing Spider-Man #300 over time:
  2. @Neil fallon Your copy looks nice, but it's considered a "normal copy". The holograms were intended to show blues and greens with some lighting angles that show some oranges and even reds. The "blue hologram" is really an "ugly" misprint when you think about getting none of the other colors in the hologram. As a colorful hologram, it should have all the colors. The blue hologram stays blue (or worse, black) no matter what angle you view it.
  3. i cannot fathom a $100 to stream/own a digital copy of a new movie. Not saying a studio wouldn't try it, but I don't think there is going to be many people that will jump at that. I never thought $100 pay-per-view boxing matches that last two minutes would work, but Floyd Mayweather has unlimited money for life and I have that specific example of where I was wrong.
  4. I predict some studio will attempt a $99.99 rental/own model where they claim it's "VIP streaming" for bragging rights. The price will drop down to $19.99, instead of starting there.
  5. I believe there's a South Park episode that shows what happens next.
  6. They should reverse the center shelf. The first row ends with green, and they could continue from the right with green on the 2nd row, work back left, and when they get to purple, it will match the purple underneath on the 3rd row.
  7. Who are you calling a newbie... newbie?
  8. It's definitely some multiplier used with the value of a correct edition. When the correct edition is $1, a rare misprint might be a 20x multiplier, but that literally means $20. When it's a rare misprint of a comic already worth $100, then you might see someone willing to pay $500 or so, but i"d be surprised if it's $2,000+. The best example of a unique misprint (as far as we know) for a well-known comic might be Venom: Lethal Protector #1 WHITE (where the BLACK cover is a misprint with an established market). http://www.recalledcomics.com/VenomLethalProtector1Error.php Obviously the sale price the could be as high as whatever a 2nd highest bidder is willing to go plus one increment, but the "estimate" on the site listed about is only about double the price of the black misprint. I'd say that's a low estimate, but I doubt if the white misprint would be 20x the $1,000 estimate for a black misprint. Then again, people have paid $20,000 for more recent Spider-man books with dozens of known copies, so when it comes to something Spider-man related and unique, it could be no limit. Ultimately, though, whenever thousands of anything are made, a 99.9% quality still means a few errors, and when it comes to comics, thousands are made of pretty much everything. That brings us back to my first statement... since everything ever printed has the potential to have some rare error... the "correct" book usually determines what people think of the error. Nothing special correct books usually mean nothing special error books (or at least "under $20").
  9. NERD ALERT! 7,764 different comics submitted to CGC dated 1954 to 1969 have a highest grade of 9.2 or lower. 990 have been submitted at least 10 times (universal grades). Action Comics #252 has no copies higher than CGC 9.2 (obviously, if they're ungraded in private collections, they do exist), and has the highest number of universal submissions at 881. Superboy #68 is next highest number of universal submissions (513) with CGC 9.2 highest. Flash #110 has a 9.2, Action #242 has 9.0, Strange Tales #89 has 9.0. Moving down the list of the most submitted books and looking for highest grades under 9.0: Tales To Astonish #1 (8.5) Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (8.5) World's Finest Comics #71 (8.5) Batman #105 (8.5) Brave and the Bold #1 (8.0) Tales of Suspense #2 (8.5) Tales to Astonish #21 (8.5) Looking for books under 8.0 highest grade: Little Archie #1 (7.0) Amazing Fantasy #15 United Kingdom (7.0) Brave and the Bold #2 (7.0) Young Men #26 (7.5) Young Men #28 (7.5) ... and then you get into books with fewer than 40 universal copies on the CGC census, which might be rare, but usually means "not much demand". Here's one more interesting note... Amazing Spider-Man #2 United Kingdom is the only comic (1954-1969) submitted at least 20 times to CGC (universal grades) without at least a 7.0 on the census. It's a 6.5.
  10. I've tried to make that point on multiple forums/Facebook and people keep wanting to talk about the time they DID get a 9.8 raw as if that's normal. There's just no way these dealers are leaving hundreds of dollars on the table when they know CGC exists but they don't use it for books that obviously are worth a lot more slabbed. They know the books are borderline (or worse) and they sell them raw. But ultimately, buyers either learn the hard way or they leave their books after death to people who know nothing about them and the family gets next-to-nothing vs. what the buyer believed they had all those years. Lose-lose scenario.
  11. What does it say in the indicia? Maybe someone has it handy to take a look. Mine are in "cold storage".
  12. I've never heard of such a thing, but I can think of a few problems that would prevent it from being feasible. Maybe it's not common. The two "Second Print Variants" of Ultimate Fallout #4 from Marvel are clearly coded "1st Print, 3rd Cover" and "1st Print, 4th Cover" in the UPC boxes, so "going back to the presses for a reprinting" was probably not necessary when Marvel "claimed" Second Printing boldly on those covers in 2011.