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  1. Hello all - got more images however not the best quality...apologies.
  2. Thanks! I reckon I will purchase but this helps me determine how much to offer!
  3. Hello all, I have the opportunity to purchase a raw Hulk 180 with the value stamp - I have yet to see the book in person but will do so this week. I have some images attached of my key concerns - there are clear pen marks where a vendor (?) has scratched out the 25cent price and written 15cent on cover page with a felt tip pen (?). There also looks to be a couple of pen swirls but they may be pencil marks. There are some stains on the cover, and a little spine roll but I don't see any major creases or major spine ticks(but will assume there may be minor ones). First page looks OW but the rest are nice a crisp W. Best guess without the pen marks is 5.0... I don't want to send this over to the Grading forum as the images I have are not very good seeing as they are not mine. I could use some help assessing the ballpark grade with the pen marks and more importantly would a press/clean help with any of the mark-up/stains? Given the price I reckon I will pull the trigger as it's a Hulk 180 with value stamp for not a ton of money, but I also want to ensure I am armed with the right information before I do. I try to follow the mantra don't buy the grade, but in this case it's a little more than I am used to spending! Help!
  4. Hello, I am thinking of buying an Iron Man Sub-Mariner 1 but I am wary of the grade give it is likely low to mid. I am horrible at assessing those levels and could use a hand! I only have the seller images - I hope this is allowed on this forum. If not my apologies in advance!
  5. Hello - I picked up a couple of CGC SS slabs and the cases are thinner compared to others I have. Is this normal? Thanks!
  6. Hmmm - not a stain may be production defect IMO. Doesn't look like bleed either. I bought the book off a collector who has multiple copies bought when it hit the stands in the 80's and was bagged right away (having seen his collection, I believe if anything it may be defect or bleeding somehow, not wash). Thanks for the input - I would have not seen that!
  7. Hello - looking for help grading this one. I think it's in the 9's but it has a couple of things that may or may not make it worth my while to submit to CGC. My concern is on the spine there are a couple of dents that don't seem to break color, but I am not sure if a press would resolve. Also, there is a bit of foxing (I think that's what you call it) on the top left corner. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi Folks - hoping to get some help grading this one based on feedback from the Newbie forum to try here. Recently purchased MTU #141 CPV, and being a relative newcomer to collecting missed the writing on it (front top left corner). I figured it was a solid 8 before I saw this, now I am thrown for a loop. Hoping it is still worth getting graded and slabbed for ultimate goal of flipping it so I can get to the titles I want to keep long term. Can you spare a grade based on the front cover? Back cover is solid, white pages IMO.
  9. Thanks for the great feedback! I will send it in for a press and grading and let you know how it came out. Given I my attraction to the art of the cover and not so much the value, I reckon this will stay in my budding collection. You guys are awesome!
  10. I've never sent in a comic for pressing and cleaning, so hopefully someone can assist before I send this off and spend the money... Recently picked this up and I am hoping that a cleaning will remove the writing in the top left corner on the front cover. I believe it is pen but I am not sure. I spent more than I should have ($40 CAD), but it was on hand and I love the cover art. Would a cleaning remove the writing? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello all - recent purchase that looks rough but I am hoping a press and clean may up the value. Seems like white portions are tanned or stained. Bends and folds present, as well as some chipping. My guess is this is about a 3.5 or 4.0. Would you submit for cleaning/pressing? I love the cover and am hoping the this would brighten up.
  12. Hi Gang - need some advice. I recently picked up The Pro #1 CGC 9.8 SS signed by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti for next to nothing, but alas the case is cracked in the back (see image). I intend on selling it as I have no real interest in the book, and I am wondering if re-slabbing it is worth it? The integrity of the book is maintained, it is really just cosmetic for the case - they had stuff piled on it.