Low grade ASM 39, worth restoring?
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I have a beat up low grade Amazing Spider-Man 39 here. Not sure of the current grade range, FR to GD?

It is a very key issue in Spider-Man history, one of my favorites, wondering what restoration can do for this comic?

Cleaning / pressing I am sure could improve the cover, but the biggest problem is the little chunk missing from the lower right corner, throughout all the pages and back cover. The letters page also has a tear.

I have never done a restoration before and not sure if it can help with this damage, looking for advice here. If it can help, I should have cleaning / pressing and what else done to it?

 

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Keep it for few more years. I noticed the prices went up on this issue in last few years. I sold it VG/FN for $66 two years ago but it has been sold in the range of $110 to $185.

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Not worth it.  Read it and enjoy it.

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This issue is for sure sought after by many ASM collectors but it is far from what you would call mega-key. I would just upgrade and buy another copy. You can check eBay finished auctions to see what it goes for in different grades.

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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 4:54 PM, Ride the Tiger said:

This issue is for sure sought after by many ASM collectors but it is far from what you would call mega-key. I would just upgrade and buy another copy. You can check eBay finished auctions to see what it goes for in different grades.

+1. No. Not worth restoring, unless you have some type of sentimental attachment to that particular 39 and need to conserve it for future enjoyment.

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Don't bother restoring. That is chewed by rodents. Like others said, just buy another copy for the money you'd spend restoring it. I actually had a copy of either this or the one after missing the centerfold. Threw it in a box for future consideration of whatever. :)

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On ‎4‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 7:26 PM, Philflound said:

Don't bother restoring. That is chewed by rodents. Like others said, just buy another copy for the money you'd spend restoring it. I actually had a copy of either this or the one after missing the centerfold. Threw it in a box for future consideration of whatever. :)

Yes. Aside from a sentimental value, like if this was the copy his father bought off the newsstand for him when he had his tonsils removed, the value in these beaters, aside from reading, is as potential spare parts, if say a centerfold or another page is needed, which may never occur, but it's good to have just in case.

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