Piece Missing from Cover?
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Anyone tell me what kind of effect this has on the grade of a comic, Obviously its huge...but are we talking like no higher than a 2.0?

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According to the Grading Guide that is common.

2.0 GOOD (GD):  
Shows substantial wear; often considered a "reading copy." Cover shows significant wear and may even be detached. Cover reflectivity is low and in some cases completely absent. Book-length creases and dimples may be present. Rounded corners are more common. Moderate soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing may be present.

"The largest piece allowed missing from the front or back cover is usually a 1/2" triangle or a 1/4" square, although some Silver Age books such as 1960s Marvels have had the price corner box clipped from the top left front cover and may be considered Good if they would otherwise have graded higher."

Tape and other forms of amateur repair are common in Silver Age and older books. Spine roll is likely. May have up to a 2" spine split. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached. Moderate interior tears may be present.

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10 hours ago, mjoeyoung said:

Yep, somewhere between 2.0 max and 1.0.

thank you

 

mind giving this one a shot?

this has got a piece torn off, can you tell me about how much this effects the grade?

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It looks like you're in the Good range with both of these, depending upon what the back covers look like and whether or not they're complete.  (thumbsu

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Both are still "well loved" copies worthy of any collection. :cloud9:

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