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  1. My collection is all modern age comics from the late 80's to early 2000's. They are all bagged, boarded and in boxes. I have an excel file listing titles, quantity and my cost (most of them were bought direct from Westfield Comics) along with a current Overstreet Price guide value. I'm not really interested in selling any at the moment, but am trying to gauge what a good cut-off value would be to have sent in for grading. I realize that it is subjective for each person, so I'm looking to see what others have done in the same situation. For example I have half a dozen that show of value over $100. Would anyone go lower than that, like down to $50 ? Or how about a run of 3-4 issues together that value out over $100 ? Thanks for taking the time to answer!
  2. This is a complaint of sorts that I have been seeing with the books I have sent in for grading and the lack of grading notes to show how CGC has arrived at a grade. I have several silver age books that I have submitted myself or purchased of eBay. It seems like I will have two 8.5's that look entirely different in regards to condition. both are black along the spine so creases will be more visible and one will have several stress lines around the staples and the other won't and they will grade the same. As far as I can tell the one with no stress lines has no other significant blemish to offset nice spine compared to the other comic. I even have comics with stress lines along the spine that have graded higher than another book with no stress lines. Now don't get me started on Spectacular Spider-Man #1. I have over 50 copies ranging from 6.5 to 9.8 and the grading is so off the chart. there are 8.5 that are in better condition than 9.2's it seems it just whomever happens to get thew comic across their desk that does the grading. Is the grading been standardized at all? Do they use computer scans to get a better grade or is it all human and subjective?
  3. Value vs Modern grading tier

    Quick question. When it only gives you the option to select a Value grading tier during submission of a modern book: is that because the book is not entered into CGC's system yet. Do they not have any info on the submission and thus need to do some background on the book? Moreover, the processing of these are significantly more costly and submission times take much longer.
  4. Hi everyone, I'm going to be going to the NC comicon in November where Rob Liefeld is going to be signing. I'm trying to get two of my keys signed by him, and then graded but not sure how the witnessed signature grading works. Does anyone know how I can get it witnessed and submitted for grading?
  5. Grading at HA

    I have been looking at a number of the raw books sold by Heritage in their Sunday auctions. I would appreciate feedback as to the quality of their grading.
  6. I was hoping someone on the boards had some experience with this situation. Basically,I have a copy of Marvel Super Heroes #8 Winter Special 1991 (1st Squirrel Girl) with UPC barcode sticker on the cover. The sticker is actually covering the direct edition artwork in the white box on the lower left corner of the cover, so it's actually where the UPC code would be if it were a news stand copy. Basically the book was a direct edition copy and a UPC sticker placed over the artwork. I've checked other examples as well as another copy I own, and the bar-code is the same one as other news stand copies (same number, same bars, etc). I'm assuming stickers were put on direct editions to make them available to be sold at news stands, super markets, etc. Anyway, this is something I've never ran into before and was hoping to get some info on what exactly it is and any opinions on it effecting grade. Thanks
  7. This book seems like a pretty solid 9.2 but I'm wondering if it might grade a bit higher or do the tiny corner defects hold it back. Cover gloss is perfect and the book is nice and flat.
  8. Interesting grading challenge. Book is in otherwise excellent condition. Great gloss, flat and tight. But it has two interesting defects. The biggest is a crescent tear at the upper left of the cover. Smaller is a tiny printing crease on the back cover. How would you grade this book?
  9. Hi There I have inherited a silver/bronze collection with several keys. This Fantastic Four #45 among them. Now I don't plan on sending this to be pressed, cleaned or graded, unless someone suggests otherwise. I have done alot of reading on grading, allowable defects etc. I wanted to know what your opinions are on the condition of this complete but rough copy All feedback is appreciated, please see photos.
  10. Hi there I guess i'm not so much a newbie but after a couple of decades of not collecting I have inherited a silver/bronze collection with several keys. This Fantastic Four #45 among them. Now I don't plan on sending this to be pressed, cleaned or graded, unless someone suggests otherwise. I have done alot of reading on grading, allowable defects etc. I wanted to know what your opinions are on the condition of this complete but rough copy All feedback is appreciated, please see photos.
  11. Hey! I have a copy of X-Men #94 in awesome shape, front and back in my opinion, aside from some oxidation in the bottom left corner ( see photos ) I wanted to gauge peoples opinion on how much it affects the grade All feedback is much appreciated! Thanks in advance
  12. Hi there I guess i'm not so much a newbie but after a couple of decades of not collecting I have inherited a silver/bronze collection with several keys. This Fantastic Four #45 among them. Now I don't plan on sending this to be pressed, cleaned or graded, unless someone suggests otherwise. I have done alot of reading on grading, allowable defects etc. I wanted to know what your opinions are on the condition of this complete but rough copy All feedback is appreciated, please see photos.
  13. Im wondering if the hurricane has caused any issues for grading turnaround time and did the offices do as a result of flooding etc ?
  14. So I know this has kind of been asked many times before, but I have to ask again. I will be sending in 25 or so moderns for prescreen. I have some variant books in there, but most are regular covers. Im keeping a lot of them but selling some. Anyone have trouble selling 9.6s slabbed for $15 if they end up 9.6s? Looking for opinions. It seems like the most Ill lose on a 9.6 is $5 either way and any variants should at worst break even slabbed at 9.6. Plus its probably easier to sell a slabbed book. Am I correct in this or should I prescreen 9.8? Any input would be appreciated. Oh and 2 more questions. Will CGC let me know which ones are denied before grading or after? And when do they charge on a prescreen? Before or after grading?
  15. Paid for "Fast Track Modern", does that guarantee receiving submission of one comic within less than 30 days?
  16. Ok. Im trying to figure out if this Zap #1 is 2nd or 3rd print. First print is 20c. This one is 35c. But it doesnt list the print run on first page like most do. I'm confused. Any help would be appreciated. How about a grade while we're at it. Its hard to see but there is some color fading along edges in the yellow.
  17. Grading Skill Of A Comic Dealer

    I've been meaning to pose this question for some time, the question follows after the description of what happened....A number of years ago I bought a raw comic from a well known dealer and I want to point out I have bought from this dealer since, so there is no beef here. At the time, I had very little experience with grading so I asked the dealer about the comic's grade, they indicated a 9.4 and potentially a 9.6 on a good day. I got the book graded and it came back an 8.0. In general I wondered at that time if the dealer should have been closer on the grade, so my question is, should a dealer generally have reasonable grading skills? Now perhaps this answers my own question, maybe the dealer's weak assessment was simply an anomaly. Frankly to this day I am not sure what the real basis for the grade was and the grader's notes weren't conclusive. The kicker is, I cracked the book out and re-submitted it and it came back a 7.5.........
  18. Round 4: Your grades/guesses are due by 10:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, August 9th. Book 7: Star Wars #107 White Pages Book 8: Strange Adventures #50 Off-White Pages
  19. Round 3: Your grades/WAGs are due by 10:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 7th. Book 5: True Aviation Comics Digest #1 Cream to Off-White pages Book 6: Baloo and Little Britches #1 White pages
  20. Hey everyone! I've started a sign up thread over in Comics General. Here's the link: The it's a ton of fun and there are prizes that can be won. The contest runs from August 1st to August 20th. Please sign up today.
  21. Hey everyone! I've started a sign up thread over in Comics General. Here's the link: The it's a ton of fun and there are prizes that can be won. The contest runs from August 1st to August 20th. Please sign up today.
  22. Hey everyone! I've started a sign up thread over in Comics General. Here's the link: The it's a ton of fun and there are prizes that can be won. The contest runs from August 1st to August 20th. Please sign up today.
  23. Hi again, everyone! Another year has passed and the time has finally come..... As always, with the greatest of respect and a tip of my hat to Nik, I would like to offer for your enjoyment, the 5th annual CGC Green Eggs Grading Contest. On Tuesday, August 2nd, I will officially start this grading contest over in the "Hey buddy, can you spare a grade?" section of the boards. This here is the sign up thread, for all interested. Everyone is welcome to join in. Please post here if you would like to play in this contest. It's a lot of fun, and there will be prizes. 1.) You will see 2 books per round, for 10 rounds. The contest will begin on August 1st and end on August 20th. 2.) There will be an approximate 48 hour time limit between rounds. I will confirm the end time for all rounds once the contest starts. I will send everyone a PM on the day the contest starts. You are to look at the books; figure out the grades and reply to that PM. This will be the same PM thread that you will use to submit all grades for all rounds. Please do not create a new PM for each grade submission. 3.) No changing of grades will be allowed once submitted. Post only one single, numerical grade for each book. If you post more than one grade (e.g. 8.5/9.0) then your submission for that round will be void. No excuses. As there will be 2 books per round, make it clear which grade is for which book. For example, say ASM #1 4.5 and on the next line say FF #12 8.0. Please don't screw this up. 4.) The page quality and any noticeable defects you can not see on the book from the scan will be given for each round. Do not PM with questions. Assume that all of the books have been pressed. The scans that you will be looking at will be of the book already inside the CGC case. 5.) Points awarded will be as follows; 5 points for a direct hit, 3 points for 1 grade off, 1 point for 2 grades off and -1 point for 3 grades off. If you are 4 grades off or more, I'm going to hit the "notify moderator" button. 6.) Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, and likely many, many more. From what we've seen in previous years, folks have been extremely generous and most people that enter will win a prize. Also,a booby prize will be given for last place. Last place is defined as the person who has participated in all the rounds and has the lowest score. You can not sign up, do nothing and win the booby prize. 7.) And, of course, I can never forget to offer my special thanks to sckao, who in previous years, has been the machine behind the scenes. It's very unlikely that he's helping this year, but the spreadsheets that you'll be seeing will all have been created by him. So, even in his absence, he continues to help unknowingly. Thanks Shin!!
  24. Appropriate Content for grading

    I love reading and collecting comics, been at it since I was a kid growing up in the 90's. I have a bunch of books that have appreciated in raw value. The idea of getting them graded to enter into the competitive set registry is my motivation here. I've read over much of the material about how to submit and my membership permits me to submit. However, I still feel as though I am missing something in understanding what type of content is appropriate to submit for grading. How much raw value appreciation percent is enough to justify a sumbit? Is a 4:1 variant cover something that would benefit from a grading? How about a book that only ran 8000 prints? I will do my research on books that have grades and see what specifications they have in common, but I would appreciate any advice or guidance from experienced members here. Happy hunting.