Fantastic Four #48 regrade: pressing worth it?
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Fantastic Four #48 regrade: pressing worth it?

I just received this fantastic four #48 with a 4.0 cgc grade. 

Here are the grader notes:

white pages

crease right center of front cover breaks color

crease right top of front cover breaks color

finger bends cover
multiple bend spine breaks color

multiple crease back cover
multiple crease left bottom of front cover breaks color

multiple tape stain spine 

 

so my question is would a press and dry clean help some of the obvious creases and bends (and possible tape stains) enough to justify sending this in? If so what do you think a grade bump would be?

 

thank you in advance. 

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I think it got hammered for the tape stains, and I'm not sure the grade would improve if those stains cannot be removed.  

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Dry cleaning does not remove certain stains. The ones from the tape are through and through, so no amount of dry cleaning will get those out.  The book does have some pressable defects I can see from the scans, but is the .5 grade difference (if you get it) worth the extra cost involved? Probably not. 

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No. The book is not a good pressing candidate. 

 

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On 4/11/2017 at 10:05 AM, joeypost said:

Dry cleaning does not remove certain stains. The ones from the tape are through and through, so no amount of dry cleaning will get those out.  The book does have some pressable defects I can see from the scans, but is the .5 grade difference (if you get it) worth the extra cost involved? Probably not. 

Agreed.

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Unless you are going to bump it up into the 7 range, then no. It's not worth the cost. At most you'll go up half a grade, frankly. Your creases are color breaking ones.

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