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UPDATE GRADES IN - Picture posted in separate comment in case anyone sees this and wants to hone their grading skills

 

The cover and all centerfolds are firmly attached at both staples.  1/4' tear top of back cover.  Top middle left there is a white mark, it is a stain.  Top middle front cover there is a waviness from moisture, really not much of a liquid stain or any musty smell to the book, I'm assuming it was exposed to humidity for a period of time when stored.  There is a small pink/reddish spec in front of robins foot.  I can't tell if that was the way the book was printed or if there was color touch done at some point.  I don't see any bleed through on the front interior cover and doesn't make sense they wouldn't color touch the rest of the cover/back cover.  I'm assuming there is no resto but will have it checked if I get it graded.

Thanks in advance, lots of pics and a neat book.  I had a number in mind when purchased with potential to improve with a press/clean.  Interested to see how others would grade this. 

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I'm 3.5/4.0 with this, erring more towards the 3,5. The "red spot" I think is a production flaw. The nearest match to that colour on the cover is Mr. Z's gloves, so maybe a colour splash from that, but purely a guess on my part. Good luck with the grading. etc.

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Looks like a 3.0 - 3.5 to me...

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i am at a 4.0, I have 1 now that doesn't look near this good on its way back from CGC, I hope to post the results soon if the USPS gets moving!

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4 hours ago, Dino-Mutt said:

i am at a 4.0, I have 1 now that doesn't look near this good on its way back from CGC, I hope to post the results soon if the USPS gets moving!

Yeah I saw your post was actually waiting for your results, congrats it's a monster book, wish I had found mine in my collection as well!

Looking at graded copies, the 3.5-4.5 range all seem to have long creasing or staining. I did see a 3.0 with a really nice cover though, who knows maybe it was an interior issue on that 3.0. 

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It could easily be a 4.5, CGC has their own system, and I guess that is the point of a 3rd party, but as I look over the books i have sold over the years on ebay, I think I have been to hard on my own stuff. mine is coming back a 3.0 

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2 hours ago, Lucky Baru said:

3.5 - 4.0

Thanks, I paid about slightly less than a 3.0 slabbed is going for. Well worth it to me to eat the grading costs so I could read it first! Also thought it had a chance to get graded higher, but being able to actually hold and read this book first brings out the kid in me, something that sometimes gets lost when buying a book preslabbed.

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3.5 for me, I was on the fence between 3.5/4.0, but the rust at centerfold staples is pretty bad.

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Very nice Squad008, It's looking good in the slab  :golfclap:

Your prediction was pretty good, didn't need us at all (thumbsu

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On 4/17/2019 at 2:40 AM, Gnasher said:

Very nice Squad008, It's looking good in the slab  :golfclap:

Your prediction was pretty good, didn't need us at all (thumbsu

Thanks, presents well in the case.  

My feelings on this book were pretty good but I always need/appreciate the help. 

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Congratulations! Good call...  (thumbsu

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