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Here are photos of my Marvel Spotlight #5 featuring the 1st appearance of Ghost Rider that I picked up for $2.00 at an antique store several years ago .  It’s pretty rough, but I’d like to hear everyone’s thoughts on a grade. I noticed it has four staples in it and am wondering if they were added at some point after publishing.  Despite the condition, I’m hoping it’s the most valuable book in my collection.  

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Pics are little hard to see. Corners look blunt. Creases and indentions on f/b covers. Looks like it may be dirty. The extra staples will be an issue, might be a notation or a qualified grade...not sure where CGC stands on added staples. I'm sitting at a 5.0. First Ghost rider appearance...nice book to have!(thumbsu

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I think the book presents fairly well. The staples ALL appear to be original and would not effect the grade in my opinion. I don't believe they've been added but that the book received all four staples during manufacturing. The book might benefit from a press and cleaning.

Nice find!!

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5.5 IMHO!

 

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3 hours ago, timfinz said:

I think the book presents fairly well. The staples ALL appear to be original and would not effect the grade in my opinion. I don't believe they've been added but that the book received all four staples during manufacturing. The book might benefit from a press and cleaning.

Nice find!!

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5.5 IMHO!

 

Yes, I am planning on getting it pressed / cleaned.  I would be super happy if it scored a 5.5.  I was thinking maybe a 4.5.  Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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4 hours ago, timfinz said:

The staples ALL appear to be original and would not effect the grade in my opinion. I don't believe they've been added but that the book received all four staples during manufacturing.

Agree.

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All the staples do appear to be original to the book---I would agree that it was manufactured that way. Congratulations!  (thumbsu

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 Hi All - Been a long time coming but just got notification today that this book  has finally been graded:.........

 

 

Grade - 5.0

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Grader Notes:  “ National diamond sales insert intact”

 

 Was kind of hoping that I might get as high as a 5.5 on this after Pressing but I’m still very happy with a 5.0.   Question: does the national diamond sales insert being intact increase the value of the book?  I’m not familiar with this. Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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BTW - no mention of the extra staples whatsoever 👍

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2 hours ago, Rayzor13 said:

Question: does the national diamond sales insert being intact increase the value of the book?  I’m not familiar with this. Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Congrats on the 5.0.

And congrats on the Insert.  That's like the Mark Jeweler insert.  I think there are collectors who pay a small premium for those.

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