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IMG_1570.PNG.3ee80b3430787aa0975d6f511e3ec75f.PNGNeed help. Is this legit or not?

Ok, trying to figure this out. Overstreet says Canadian versions of amazing spiderman 238 has no tattooz. People cannibalize fantastic fours for the tattooz and insert into this book to increase value. But this book is a CGC graded SS series 75 cent Canadian version and label says "tattooz inside". So did CGC mess up or is this a counterfeit CGC case and grade. Something doesn't add up unless I completely missed something. Is Overstreet wrong? Please help. 

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some Canadian price variant copies did contain tattoos, I had one that was purchased by a friend, he was the original purchaser.

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3 hours ago, DonSal1976 said:

IMG_1570.PNG.3ee80b3430787aa0975d6f511e3ec75f.PNGNeed help. Is this legit or not?

Ok, trying to figure this out. Overstreet says Canadian versions of amazing spiderman 238 has no tattooz. People cannibalize fantastic fours for the tattooz and insert into this book to increase value. But this book is a CGC graded SS series 75 cent Canadian version and label says "tattooz inside". So did CGC mess up or is this a counterfeit CGC case and grade. Something doesn't add up unless I completely missed something. Is Overstreet wrong? Please help. 

 

My ASM #238 Canadian had the tattooz, so, and not for the first time, Overstreet was/is wrong:

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1 hour ago, Marwood & I said:

 

My ASM #238 Canadian had the tattooz, so, and not for the first time, Overstreet was/is wrong:

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Many copies had the printing and advertisement but did not contain the little package that had the actual tattoo in it like the picture you are showing. It was attached at the top staple in a little package. Was the tattoo pack originally in yours?

I still have the copy of FF 252 that I acquired from the same collection from my friend, I will check it when I get home to see if it is a Can price variant and if the tattoo is in it I will post a pic.

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1 hour ago, Artboy99 said:

Many copies had the printing and advertisement but did not contain the little package that had the actual tattoo in it like the picture you are showing. It was attached at the top staple in a little package. Was the tattoo pack originally in yours?

I still have the copy of FF 252 that I acquired from the same collection from my friend, I will check it when I get home to see if it is a Can price variant and if the tattoo is in it I will post a pic.

Whoops.  Sold now, but I took lots of pics. I'll dig them out and report back later....

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Ok, so the simple answer is that Overstreet had an error and some Canadian issues had the tattooz?  Seems reasonable, just wanted to get more info before I decide on whether to bid on this auction. Thank you for the help guys and gals. 

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38 minutes ago, DonSal1976 said:

Ok, so the simple answer is that Overstreet had an error and some Canadian issues had the tattooz?  Seems reasonable, just wanted to get more info before I decide on whether to bid on this auction. Thank you for the help guys and gals. 

Yes from my personal experience some Canadian versions did contain the tattoos. I had an Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian price variant that had tattoos.

To have a copy that did not contain the tattoos and then to have it added would require removal of the top staple to insert the tattoo pack then re-insert the staple.

I think CGC is reasonably good at detecting staple removal/ manipulation ( although I am not 100% sure on this ).

 

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52 minutes ago, Marwood & I said:
1 hour ago, Artboy99 said:

Many copies had the printing and advertisement but did not contain the little package that had the actual tattoo in it like the picture you are showing. It was attached at the top staple in a little package. Was the tattoo pack originally in yours?

I still have the copy of FF 252 that I acquired from the same collection from my friend, I will check it when I get home to see if it is a Can price variant and if the tattoo is in it I will post a pic.

Whoops.  Sold now, but I took lots of pics. I'll dig them out and report back later....

 

Bugger. Can't find the other photo's. I did have 3 copies, Direct. Newsstand and Canadian, and I do remember confirming all 3 had the tattooz. So while I can't now say for sure,  I'm as confident as my scrambled brain will allow me to be.

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Another question then. If Canadian copies do AND do not have the tattooz, will a Canadian variant submitted without a tattoo be given a green Qualified label?

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9 minutes ago, Marwood & I said:

 

Bugger. Can't find the other photo's. I did have 3 copies, Direct. Newsstand and Canadian, and I do remember confirming all 3 had the tattooz. So while I can't now say for sure,  I'm as confident as my scrambled brain will allow me to be.

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I didn't take any pictures of mine either. I bought a long time friends comic collection in 2010, picked through it to determine what I wanted to keep and then sold most of it over a few months. I am sure the ASM 238 I had was one of the first books I sold from the collection. I did kept 1 of the FF Byrne runs he had for myself, I do not know if the 252 contains the tattoos or not, as I have never opened it!

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13 minutes ago, DonSal1976 said:

Another question then. If Canadian copies do AND do not have the tattooz, will a Canadian variant submitted without a tattoo be given a green Qualified label?

If the tattoo was originally in the book and is still in then it will get a blue label.

***edit: If the tattoo is removed, it will be qualified. Just checked GPA is a LOT of incomplete 238's listed, clearly tattoo removal

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8 hours ago, DonSal1976 said:

Is Overstreet wrong?

As is often the case, yes.

But solarcomic is even dumber.

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