PGM Detective Comics #336
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The book lies very flat, has a few spine tics, with a slightly larger one by the upper staple. The book has off white pages. Thanks.

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I'm a bit surprised that most are giving this book a 5.0 grade.

I have an example below of a book I own, with  both a raw and graded scan.

 

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2 minutes ago, frozentundraguy said:

I'm a bit surprised that most are giving this book a 5.0 grade.

I have an example below of a book I own, with  both a raw and graded scan.

 

Wonder_Woman_83_LF.jpg

WW83_CGC1B.jpg

The spine on this WW is a lot worse than the OP's 'Tec 336.

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to explain my reasoning, given that I don't know the CGC grading guidelines - I look at my copy of the OS grading guide and other online guides.  In addition to trying to identify defects (spine tics, ULC, cover wear), I count them up and try to categorize them in terms of overall amount & severity.  About a dozen (ie large accumulation) spine tics, none of major size, plus the corner & front cover wear.  They also list a line chart of total number of defects per grade level which is a general range. Then I try to find graded copies (or similar issues) for sale on MCS etc and come up with a number.  I am very much an amateur grader so I can easily be off and hopefully you get the same people grading it that graded the WW example you gave cause it looks worse than your Det336. Good luck with it!

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1 minute ago, csaag said:

to explain my reasoning, given that I don't know the CGC grading guidelines - I look at my copy of the OS grading guide and other online guides.  In addition to trying to identify defects (spine tics, ULC, cover wear), I count them up and try to categorize them in terms of overall amount & severity.  About a dozen (ie large accumulation) spine tics, none of major size, plus the corner & front cover wear.  They also list a line chart of total number of defects per grade level which is a general range. Then I try to find graded copies (or similar issues) for sale on MCS etc and come up with a number.  I am very much an amateur grader so I can easily be off and hopefully you get the same people grading it that graded the WW example you gave cause it looks worse than your Det336. Good luck with it!

You may have hit the nail on the head, as the CGC grading standards do not always match up with the Overstreet grading standards. (thumbsu

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Looks fine to my eyes but black cover gets graded tough🤔🤔🤔

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4 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

looks every bit of F/VF 7.0 if not better !!

I was debating 6.5, but decided against due to the rubbing  in the centre> (thumbsu

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4 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

looks every bit of F/VF 7.0 if not better !!

I was thinking 7.0 myself.

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