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Tell as much, or as little, as you're comfortable with... I'm curious on stories regarding the biggest jumps in grade from this exercise you've experienced....

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I pressed the following with excellent results

Hulk 181 7.0 to a 8.5 

Hulk 181 3.0 to a 4.5

Hulk 181 7.0 to a 8.0 

Hulk 181 4.5 to a 6.0

Giant Size X-Men 5.0 to a 6.5 

ASM 129 8.5 to a 9.2 

ASM 129 5.5 to a 7.5 

Edited by Kevin76

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I have too many to list but some highlights are...

Hulk 181 9.2 to 9.8

X-Men 94 5.5 to 9.0

Superman 500 SS 7.5 to 9.6

 

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1 hour ago, joeypost said:

I have too many to list but some highlights are...

Hulk 181 9.2 to 9.8

X-Men 94 5.5 to 9.0

Superman 500 SS 7.5 to 9.6

 

Now that's what I'm talking about! Monster improvements...

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Green Lantern #59 8.5 to 9.6

GSXM #1 8.0 to 9.4

X-Men #100 6.5 to 9.2 (not a huge value increase, but I was particularly pleased with that one.)

X-Men #94 7.5 to 9.4 

X-Men #121 9.0 to 9.8 

(I'm sensing a theme, here...)

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Gave joeypost my 8.5 ASM 129 , came back a 9.4, I think I'm good with that

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How do you guys spot these? Especially, through the slabs?  And some even on ebay, I assume? 

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34 minutes ago, Spidey 62 said:

How do you guys spot these? Especially, through the slabs?  And some even on ebay, I assume? 

You have to know which defects to look for. To be honest, these types of home runs are getting harder to find as dealers and collectors are sending books in to be CPR’d before selling as is. Doesn’t mean you can’t find them, you just have to know where to look. 

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Tec 18 CGC 5.5 -> CGC 7.0 :bigsmile:

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Wow some major improvements here. I am wondering if there are any pictures of befores and afters?

I don't get how a book can go from a mid grade to a 9.0 or better. 

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2 hours ago, Spidey 62 said:

How do you guys spot these? Especially, through the slabs?  And some even on ebay, I assume? 

There's actually a decent business in "mostly pressed" books. It's like Wesley being mostly dead...he wasn't all the way dead. I've bought books from sellers who press their books, and I cracked them out, pressed them again, and got better results. A lot of that is because most of the commercial pressers do the "one and done" press, and whatever you get, that's what you get....except it isn't done. There's a degree of luck involved, for sure, but you can identify "mostly pressed" books fairly easily with practice.

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27 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

Wow some major improvements here. I am wondering if there are any pictures of befores and afters?

I don't get how a book can go from a mid grade to a 9.0 or better. 

The right kind of defects. Get a book that is "crinkly"...but doesn't break color? Almost all of that will come out. 

This book started in a 6.5 slab:

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It's also got a well-known illusion that inexperienced graders downgrade. In that blackish "mound" at the bottom of the cover is art artifacts that look like creasing. It's not. It's part of the artwork. But that isn't always caught.

Here's a better picture:

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Those lines aren't wear...they're an art artifact.

Here's another example:

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See what looks like color breaking spine stress near Vindicator's right elbow? It's not. It's part of the artwork.

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9 hours ago, Supa-Bad-Mofo said:

Joey pressed a Sgt. Fury 134 30 cent variant from a 4.015568507368334638899050297226842.thumb.jpg.0e5165b600843bcb7eff61e183029650.jpg to a 6.5 for me.

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Joey looks like a winner. Who is he, and how do I do business with him?

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10 minutes ago, Spawnfreak said:

Joey looks like a winner. Who is he, and how do I do business with him?

https://cfpcomics.com/

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6 hours ago, Spawnfreak said:

Joey looks like a winner.

He also smells and sounds like one!

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Posted (edited)

IMO, this subject is worthless without pics.

 

 

 

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Edited by MastrCntrlProgram

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I had a Hulk 181 go from 8.0 to 9.4.  Of course I sold it for just a bit over $1K a few years back right before it started going crazy insane up and away in price!  :(

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Well, I didn't get huge jump in grade, but I can tell the book does look nicer with the CGC Standard press...   I was really disapointed when I had a CGC 9.6 regraded by CGC and it went down two grades !😱😡  

I posted a video and pictures here...

 

 

Edited by BOLORINO

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