PGM - X-Men #1 1963 - Update - CGC Grade
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Hello everyone.

 

I’m new to the boards and CCG.

I have an X-Men #1 purchased around 1984 from Mike’s Comic Hut in Queens, NY.

 

The cover is crinkled and it has the remnants of an annoying strip of tape down the spine. There is no tape on the book.

 

I’m going to send this off to CCG and maybe CCS?

What grade is it?

Would pressing and/or dry cleaning help the grade?

What should be the declared value?

 

Thanks!

 

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I would give it a 2.5/3.0 from what I see. I do believe a press would definitely help.

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On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 0:20 PM, CCComics said:

I would give it a 2.5/3.0 from what I see. I do believe a press would definitely help.

How firmly attached is the cover? A press may cause the cover to come free of the staples.

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2.5 and a press would probably enhance the eye appeal. Very nice full date stamp :)

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Thank you for the grades everyone!!!

 

6 hours ago, maraxusofkeld said:

How firmly attached is the cover? A press may cause the cover to come free of the staples.

The cover is firmly attached. The cover DOES feel brittle to me. That said, I really don't have the expertise to judge how brittle the paper from a comic book printed in 1963 should feel. I have some old EC comics that feel about the same.

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I'm sending it off to CCS & CCG with a note to CCS to Screen the book and not to press it if they think it will cause damage. Maybe I'm being too cautious but, I just want to cover all the bases.

 

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CGC seems to go easy on this book so I can see a 3.0 as is but maybe even a 4.0 with a good press.  Presents very nicely.

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I received my book from CGC this week.

I sent it to CCS to get pressed and cleaned. I'm utterly amazed at what they did. Fantastic work guys!!

 

My X-Men #1 received a grade of 3.0!

 

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Thank you for the grades. You nailed it!!

 

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