PGM Sub-Mariner #1 Grade In!
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Just received this Sub-Mariner#1 that I won on the Bay what do you guys think? Covers glossy small ticks along the spine small piece missing FC corner, corners are soft lower BC issue.

Thanks

 

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Looks like heavier tanning to cover edges and pages. For me, in the 5.0-5.5 range. Top staple also looks like its barely hanging on. 

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31 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

Looks like heavier tanning to cover edges and pages. For me, in the 5.0-5.5 range. Top staple also looks like its barely hanging on. 

Both staples are tight. Do you think a press would be worth doing?

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All a press does is flatten a book and smooth out non color breaking bends or indentations. It's not going to replace the missing LRC nor will it do anything about the tanning. It may even pop the upper staple if it is as precarious as it looks.

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Yeah from what I can see, a press is unlikely to do much here as most of the "flaws" are not something a press can help

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Higher quality scans would be helpful here. Looks like a heavy dust-shadow on the back cover. Torn overhang on the BC is unfortunate because it looks like it was miscut, contributing to that tearing/fraying.

I’d call it a VG/FN, but my experience is CGC hammers dust-shadowing, so it may grade out lower than that.

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Nice...curious, did you end up pressing?

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3 minutes ago, billsid said:

no press sent it as is.

Good call. 

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3 hours ago, billsid said:

Grades In, pretty happy with this! 

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Love that cover!!! Good to know it came back a 6! Congratulations! I wish I still had a copy. Classic John B. Artwork!

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Grading's a mystery to me - all over the shop.

(well done though)

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1 hour ago, mike devon said:

Grading's a mystery to me - all over the shop.

(well done though)

You think it should have been higher or lower? ???
 

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8 minutes ago, Point Five said:

You think it should have been higher or lower? ???
 

Lower on thi sone but in general I've noticed here on the board an average of about 1.5 difference in grades.  That's a big difference.

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Well we are all just self proclaimed experts :)

I like all opinions...I like to think I grade in the ballpark but if someone sees a 6.0 when I see a potential 8.0, I like to know why. And I'd like to see what their 8.0 looks like. 

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I tried grading it before I scrolled down to see what CGC put on it. I had guessed 5.0 but as I've seen overtime I am usually too harsh and am trying to calibrate.  Still a great book to have, I am envious. I wish I'd held onto mine.

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my concern with this was the Tanning on the inside of the cover you always hear that CGC dings books hard for tanning so I was worried about that thinking if it came back a 5.0 I would be happy but a 6.0 is a true bonus for me considering what I paid for it.

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