THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB
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On 9/10/2020 at 7:33 PM, www.alexgross.com said:

the presence or lack thereof of marvel chipping and other unsightly defects seems to be more important to the value of this book than page quality, white pages notwithstanding. 

Creases, especially in the darker or logo areas of the cover, can have more visual impact than other defects.  Location, location.  As with anything else, it also depends on how bad the creases are.  Not all are created equal.   Page quality appears to be mattering a bit more nowadays, more of a phenomenon in the highest grades.   

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5 minutes ago, Pantodude said:

An Amazing Fantasy 15 CGC 6.0 OW/W is being auctioned off tonight at HA:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/silver-age-1956-1969-/superhero/amazing-fantasy-15-marvel-1962-cgc-fn-60-off-white-to-white-pages/a/7236-92218.s?ic2=mytracked-lotspage-lotlinks-12202013&tab=MyTrackedLots-101116

Along with a 5.5 and 5.0.  Seems like blue 6.0s rarely come up for sale, compared to other grades.   Anyway, the bidding is looking solid so far, with likely a bit more to go, for this nice-presenting book for the grade. 

Outside the slight miswrap, presents very well.

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4 hours ago, Batmanis#1 said:

If you look carefully there seems to be pre chipping on the CGC 6.0 there is a long line. To the right where it says MC then goes down to the top of the building.

 

I see the vertical crease you're referring to, but that is far too distant from the right edge to be called pre-chipping.

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3 minutes ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

The 5.0 sold for approximately half that.  Is that where we are now?  A 6.0 is worth twice as much as a 5.0?

I really don't know but it is a lot tougher to find a 6.0 than a 5.0. But hey I don't mind the 6.0 price 😄 

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17 minutes ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

The 5.0 sold for approximately half that.  Is that where we are now?  A 6.0 is worth twice as much as a 5.0?

They are scarcer in 6.0 and higher just like many other book have a certain grade that separates most graded versus a mush smaller supply.

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2 hours ago, Batmanis#1 said:

They are scarcer in 6.0 and higher just like many other book have a certain grade that separates most graded versus a mush smaller supply.

I remember @Ricksneatstuff Did an analysis and, at the time, a 5.5 copy or better would put it in the top 20% of graded copies.

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On 11/19/2020 at 7:43 PM, Dark Knight said:

I really don't know but it is a lot tougher to find a 6.0 than a 5.0. But hey I don't mind the 6.0 price 😄 

I've got to believe that is a bit weak for a non-MC AF#15 5.0 ......... 

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On 11/24/2020 at 12:01 PM, fishbone said:
On 11/19/2020 at 4:43 PM, Dark Knight said:

I really don't know but it is a lot tougher to find a 6.0 than a 5.0. But hey I don't mind the 6.0 price 😄 

I've got to believe that is a bit weak for a non-MC AF#15 5.0 ......... 

I agree, the bottom piece missing and the tanning especially at the back cover are eye sores.  I think a well-presenting 5.0 copy should be around $35k-$40k

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14 minutes ago, Dark Knight said:

I agree, the bottom piece missing and the tanning especially at the back cover are eye sores.  I think a well-presenting 5.0 copy should be around $35k-$40k

$40K minimum

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On 11/19/2020 at 4:38 PM, Sweet Lou 14 said:

The 5.0 sold for approximately half that.  Is that where we are now?  A 6.0 is worth twice as much as a 5.0?

no offense to anyone here who might have bought it, but as @Dark Knight said already, that 5.0 has some major problems, first being s giant chunk out of the bottom of it. i've seen several 4.0 copies that present better. this is one reason that prices on this book are still all over the place, huge variation from one copy in grade to another. 

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It's all about the eye appeal. Always has been always will be. Prettier books bring more. No one is going to let a book with clean grays, no MC, and bright colors go for a bargain.

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2 hours ago, peewee22 said:

It's all about the eye appeal. Always has been always will be. Prettier books bring more. No one is going to let a book with clean grays, no MC, and bright colors go for a bargain.

Agreed and there are various levels of chipping as well pre chipping brings about 10% less and the worst brings 20% to 30% less.

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