Slight color touch recommendations
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Old_Man_Adam   
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I’m a huge fan of sinestro and picked this up at a really good price , however there is slight color tough in the bottom right corner ( in green pen?) the dealer let me know of the blemish , so this wasn’t a surprise . The pen ( or marker ) DOESN’T bleed through , would you recommend me sending it to CCS for renovation repairs ? Any positive or negative experiences ? Any input would be greatly appreciated 

 

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Bomber-Bob   
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3 hours ago, Old_Man_Adam said:

I’m a huge fan of sinestro and picked this up at a really good price , however there is slight color tough in the bottom right corner ( in green pen?) the dealer let me know of the blemish , so this wasn’t a surprise . The pen ( or marker ) DOESN’T bleed through , would you recommend me sending it to CCS for renovation repairs ? Any positive or negative experiences ? Any input would be greatly appreciated 

 

thanks C948E81B-B5A7-4477-AA30-E44FEF702CDA.thumb.jpeg.4a72f1437e415087af5a0d1e2dbb37ca.jpeg6A1EB875-79C8-401E-84F4-4761516572E1.thumb.jpeg.7baf525b46c75873d7c215c03104977c.jpegE6A057FA-9403-4777-87B8-E17956473F4D.thumb.jpeg.c69e023f4324632c624dba1b842d1cc9.jpeg

I currently can't see your pic because there is some maintenance migration going on. However, two comments. Depending on what type of ink was used, removal may require literally scraping it off. This results, IMO, in a very fugly looking book, ruins any eye appeal. Second, it often happens that when a book is color touched, they will often perform other restoration such as trimming, tear seal, etc. Personally, I would not have bought the book. I hope the dealer gave you a BIG discount. The marketplace still frowns upon restored books.

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comicjack   
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I would just be happy the way it is could cause more damage in the long run (thumbsu

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FineCollector   
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If you like the way it looks, leave it raw in a mylar and enjoy it.  Sounds like you're happy with it, so don't ruin it with a restored label.

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Bomber-Bob   
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7 hours ago, Old_Man_Adam said:

Thanks - would you still recommend a pressing , or should I️ just cut my losses ?

 

I still can't see the pics so I don't even know what book we are talking about as you didn't mention it in the text though I think it is a GL 7 ? I would not waste any more money on the book. IMO, pressing a restored book will yield minimal return, if any. As FineCollector states above, just leave it in mylar. Trust me, you will not be happy with a Purple label slab.  

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rjpb   
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Unrestored it looks like it could maybe be a 5.0 or so, which is around a $400 book from what I can tell, and gets little added value from being slabbed in that grade. If you sent it in for resto assessment and it turned out the green could be removed from the color breaking creases with minimal scraping, and that was the only resto, it could still bring the grade down an increment, and it's unclear that the cost would make it all that worthwhile.

If it's for your collection, it might be worth considering if the thought of minor resto bothers you more than the reduced eye-appeal from removing it. Personally I wouldn't bother, I've got a few books with minor ct sitting in mylar that I was happy to get for a relative bargain, and they look just fine to me.

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On 11/12/2017 at 12:41 PM, Bomber-Bob said:

I still can't see the pics so I don't even know what book we are talking about as you didn't mention it in the text though I think it is a GL 7 ? I would not waste any more money on the book. IMO, pressing a restored book will yield minimal return, if any. As FineCollector states above, just leave it in mylar. Trust me, you will not be happy with a Purple label slab.  

 

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That's an overall nice book and if you got it for a really good price then I don't see any major resto there that can't be scraped of or out. I personally would rather have a lower grade no resto...then again I would never keep a resto book unless it was like FF #1 or something of that caliber. 

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Tony S   
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As you say, no bleed through. I think sending it to CCS for evaluation for both restoration removal and pressing is a good idea.  That way you will actually know if it's practical to remove the CT. Just pay attention to your total costs. 

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Old_Man_Adam   
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I️ think I’m gonna pull the trigger on sending to CCS - they are at a local convention here in Edison NJ this weekend - I’m going there anyway to browse and grab a few signatures anyway ...

thanks for all the advice!

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