PGM Ghost Rider #2
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I'm guessing this isn't an overly valuable comic, but I have always loved this cover art as well as the opening page. Am wondering what you all thought, and if this issue is worth getting slabbed, thank you.

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Is that a scratch running across Ghost Riders' leg? The back cover looks like it needs pressed. I'm guessing in it's current condition it's a $65 comic from what I can tell. That line across his leg is what I'm curious about. Can't tell from the pic. 

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8 hours ago, Not A Clone said:

Is that a scratch running across Ghost Riders' leg? The back cover looks like it needs pressed. I'm guessing in it's current condition it's a $65 comic from what I can tell. That line across his leg is what I'm curious about. Can't tell from the pic. 

It's a fold. You can see it on lower portion of first page as well.. Prices for me are subjective, but I would like to know what you thought about it's grade, and if you had an opinion or not as to it being worth getting slabbed? Thank you!

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With that minor color breaking crease I don't think you can get higher than a 7.5. Pressing should fix the back cover but I don't think that grade could go higher. Even at an 8.0 the value doesn't look to change on that book. It looks really nice. I wouldn't put $ into this book. I would keep it & enjoy it or sell it as is. I always liked that cover!:)

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10 minutes ago, Not A Clone said:

With that minor color breaking crease I don't think you can get higher than a 7.5. Pressing should fix the back cover but I don't think that grade could go higher. Even at an 8.0 the value doesn't look to change on that book. It looks really nice. I wouldn't put $ into this book. I would keep it & enjoy it or sell it as is. I always liked that cover!:)

Awesome, thanks for your thoughts!  Yes, if someone gave me $65 I'd take it (it's for sale currently) but considering taking it down and actually framing it cuz I love the cover as well. I thought hanging it as a slab, but you're right, with the few I have slabbed I almost wish I hadn't spent the money as none of them came back in the 9's, and that seems to be where today's slab collector's spend their money (unless it's something insanely rare).. I wrote this on another thread as well, but grading has developed into something very different from when I collected. Every comic in my collection I purchased in the 70s and 80s. And this particular issue of Ghost Rider would have been considered a "great" copy by the standards of my friends and fellow collectors at the time. The words "color breaking crease" didn't exist for us, we might have said "Yeah, there's a tiny fold" and the other guy would've replied, "That's not much of a fold. Hell they come off the shelf like that sometimes!" And we would have agreed we got a great copy. Bad copies had tears, missing pages, split spines, and Kool-aid spilled on the cover :)   Just my experience and opinion, not against the current ways, but realized what I thought were great books aren't in the condition people look to spend money on today.. And I do appreciate your thoughts!

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Good advice from Not a Clone. Keep this book and enjoy it for what it is--it's a nice copy that you can afford to read. My grade would be 7.5 also...  (thumbsu

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10 hours ago, Ak49 said:

Awesome, thanks for your thoughts!  Yes, if someone gave me $65 I'd take it (it's for sale currently) but considering taking it down and actually framing it cuz I love the cover as well. I thought hanging it as a slab, but you're right, with the few I have slabbed I almost wish I hadn't spent the money as none of them came back in the 9's, and that seems to be where today's slab collector's spend their money (unless it's something insanely rare).. I wrote this on another thread as well, but grading has developed into something very different from when I collected. Every comic in my collection I purchased in the 70s and 80s. And this particular issue of Ghost Rider would have been considered a "great" copy by the standards of my friends and fellow collectors at the time. The words "color breaking crease" didn't exist for us, we might have said "Yeah, there's a tiny fold" and the other guy would've replied, "That's not much of a fold. Hell they come off the shelf like that sometimes!" And we would have agreed we got a great copy. Bad copies had tears, missing pages, split spines, and Kool-aid spilled on the cover :)   Just my experience and opinion, not against the current ways, but realized what I thought were great books aren't in the condition people look to spend money on today.. And I do appreciate your thoughts!

I know what you mean about how grading has changed. I remember going to a comic show in my local mall when I was little and seeing books marked as "pretty nice copy" lol. It wasn't until quite a few years later that I learned that "pretty nice" wasn't an official grade :bigsmile:

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