Erased Date Text
1 1

4 posts in this topic

3 posts
Posted (edited)

I just got a batch back from CGC and this is the worst I've gotten so far. I had 2 books (of 15) that came back with restoration of slight color touch on cover. That sucks in itself, but it feels that all the other books suffered in grades as a result. I had about 4-5 books that were sold to me as 9 or 9+ and they really looked NM to me (for the record I have submitted about 50 silver age books so far and my other 9's received 8.5 to 9.6s in the past). So be it, I may have got ripped off. I can handle that, but one of my books had grading notes of erasure. it looks like the date stamp was written in pencil or charcoal some 50-60 years ago. I don't know if someone erased it or it just wore off, but is CGC judging the quality of date stamps now too? I certainly didn't erase it (I love date notations).

Here's the grader notes and an image of the book (is a resubmit worth it?):

---

light erasure mark right top of front cover
very light spine stress lines breaks color
very small tear with crease left top of front cover breaks color

---

IMG_2097.thumb.JPG.f872893b85b2f53860e383c2aba7dcc1.JPG

 

Edited by cchuter
typos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,635 posts

If the arrival date had been left alone, it likely would have fared better. The fact that someone tried to erase it is generally not viewed favorably by CGC. And a small tear with a crease and spine stress which breaks color on a white cover certainly didn't help. I personally wouldn't resubmit this book...it's a good grade, IMO.    :sorry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22,124 posts

It also depends on the type of eraser used.  If they used a regular pencil eraser it will damage the paper and remove the gloss. Most likely what happened here. I have removed many grease pencil marks and never received this type of notation in the notes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,635 posts
1 hour ago, joeypost said:

It also depends on the type of eraser used.  If they used a regular pencil eraser it will damage the paper and remove the gloss. Most likely what happened here. I have removed many grease pencil marks and never received this type of notation in the notes. 

Great point...and it's nice to know there's an effective way of getting rid of grease pencil...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
1 1