PGM Fantastic Four 4
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Hi!  Please grade my FF#4.  Unsure if it’s acceptable to state, but this book was submitted for a pressing prior to grading.  If possible, would also like to see grade estimates after pressed.  I tried to include photos of the noticeable tears, there is a 3/4 on the cover, 1/2 on the back cover.  Staples are discolored.  Marvel chipping.  Centerfold tightly stapled.  Some smaller tears on a few of the inside pages (pictured).  Thanks in advance for the participation.  Mailed out today for press/grading, will update upon return.  

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12 minutes ago, CMW_Collection said:

Hi!  Please grade my FF#4.  Unsure if it’s acceptable to state, but this book was submitted for a pressing prior to grading.  If possible, would also like to see grade estimates after pressed.  I tried to include photos of the noticeable tears, there is a 3/4 on the cover, 1/2 on the back cover.  Staples are discolored.  Marvel chipping.  Centerfold tightly stapled.  Some smaller tears on a few of the inside pages (pictured).  Thanks in advance for the participation.  Mailed out today for press/grading, will update upon return.  

Nothing wrong with this.

I won't comment on post-pressing grade, but it looks like around a 2.0 right now, IMO.

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I believe it will grade now at a 2.5 maybe 3.0 after pressing. Sometimes CGC is generous towards books from this era. It may get a 3.5. The main issue is the chipping and the accumulation of tears and the pressing won't help there. Great book to have in any condition though!! I'm sure you're happy to have it. Thanks for sharing!! Let us know how it turns out.

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Thanks for all the responses.  Since it has been 24 hours I will add another bit of information that I think will make this more interesting.  The book was bought as PGX 3.5.  I know it is a gamble, I accepted the risk.  I’ll be sure to update this thread in a few months once I receive a grade from CGC.

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First let me say, Nice Book!!!

Since "Marvel Chipping" is a defect I will also go with a...

3.0 GOOD/VERY GOOD (GD/VG):  Back to Top
A used comic book showing some substantial wear. Cover shows significant wear, and may be loose or even detached at one staple. Cover reflectivity is very low. Can have a book-length crease and/or dimples. Corners may be blunted or even rounded. Discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor to moderate soiling is allowed. A triangle from 1/4" to 1/2" can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" to 1/4" square is also acceptable. Tape and other amateur repair may be present. Moderate spine roll likely. May have a spine split of anywhere from 1" to 1-1/2". Staples may be rusted or replaced. Minor to moderate staple tears and moderate stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present.

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Update, received the book back from CGC today, 3.0.  The official losers and worst graders on this thread are:  

On 5/14/2019 at 7:07 PM, comicshark said:

1.8

 

On 5/14/2019 at 1:21 PM, obiedagod said:

1.8-2.0

 

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Looks great post-pressing. Nice book. Congrats!  :headbang:

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6 hours ago, CMW_Collection said:

 

Update, received the book back from CGC today, 3.0.  The official losers and worst graders on this thread are:   

 

 

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I'm happy with the result, and I agree with the grade. Congratulations! 

Please bear in mind that grading from scans or photos on a computer screen is extremely difficult, and even the best grader can be off with the final grade given by CGC...    

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Seeing this for the first time and I was at 3.5, maybe 3.0 before seeing the labels (promise) so everything worked out as it should have...I think your biggest win is it NOT coming back as a PLOD.

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