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I have a question about pressing an issue of Vengeance of Bane.

I have an issue of Vengeance of Bane that has a perfect crease about a 1/2 inch from the spine. It's their from the spine being thick and squared off. Can pressing it fix the crease? If I don't, press it will it effect the grade?

Thanks for the input. 

Dan Twaddle 

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Sounds like it is part of the printing process. 

Do you have a picture we can use as a reference?

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5 hours ago, joeypost said:

Sounds like it is part of the printing process. 

Do you have a picture we can use as a reference?

 

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If I am looking at the same location you are referencing, it looks like the crease breaks color. If so, my opinion is pressing won't help.  I'm looking at something to the right of the DC label. Is that what you are referencing ? 

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The book length crease is production, as Bob pointed out the color break to the right of the DC logo is not. The color break will not come out with a press. 

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14 hours ago, Dan Twaddle said:

Cat hair lol. No color break. 

LOL, Joey, will your pressing service remove the cat hair.  Is that a dry cleaning service you offer prior to pressing?

 

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12 hours ago, justafan said:

LOL, Joey, will your pressing service remove the cat hair.  Is that a dry cleaning service you offer prior to pressing?

 

That’s too funny. Actually, I am deathly allergic to cat hair. Can always tell when I get in books from a cat lover...I have to wear a mask to work on the books. 

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13 minutes ago, joeypost said:

That’s too funny. Actually, I am deathly allergic to cat hair. Can always tell when I get in books from a cat lover...I have to wear a mask to work on the books. 

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On 6/26/2019 at 9:38 AM, justafan said:

LOL, Joey, will your pressing service remove the cat hair.  Is that a dry cleaning service you offer prior to pressing?

I laughed way too hard at this. Kudos. lol

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I don't have any experience with Pressing and was hoping you guys can give my your 2c on whether you think it would be worth the risk to get this 9.6 pressed to increase it to a 9.8? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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The difference between a 9.6 and 9.8 is going to be a few very small defects.  Very difficult to tell from pictures. I can't really see anything in the way of defects on your copy pictured here.  There are no grading notes for this issue, so no help there. So it's going to take an in hand assessment of the book by someone familiar with both pressing and CGC grading to make an educated guess as to good or bad CPR (Crack, Press, Resubmit) 

It looks like the book takes a healthy jump in price from 9.6 to 9.8. About $160. So potentially it is worth it.  If you want to pursue this, your best bet - since you have no experience with pressing - is to send it in to CCS (the in-house pressing service of CGC) and pay for their prescreening the book.  That way someone with experience at CCS will look over the book and make a decision on if pressing has a good chance of improving the grade. If they say yes, you pay the costs of prescreen, pressing, regrading and shipping back to you (least expensive options about $57), cross your fingers and wait about five months. Passing the prescreen is no guarantee of the book upgrading, you could wait five plus months and be out $60 and not get a grade improvement. But you've increased your chances. 

If CCS says "no" to the prescreen they ship the book back to you. You're out about $25. 

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On 6/26/2019 at 8:50 PM, joeypost said:

That’s too funny. Actually, I am deathly allergic to cat hair. Can always tell when I get in books from a cat lover...I have to wear a mask to work on the books. 

That's kinda sad. I love my kitties. Not sure what I would do if I became allergic.  Look into allergy shots probably. 

Along those lines, pressing comic books also tells us if comic books / magazines have been in smoking environments. And I've ran across a few books that smelled like they were stored in a French Bordello. :D

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17 hours ago, Tony S said:

If CCS says "no" to the prescreen they ship the book back to you. You're out about $25. 

Thanks @Tony S. Do they break it out of the slab for a prescreen? i.e. If they say pressing will or will not help, will I have to get it re-graded/slabed?

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18 hours ago, Xenosmilus said:

Thanks @Tony S. Do they break it out of the slab for a prescreen? i.e. If they say pressing will or will not help, will I have to get it re-graded/slabed?

Good question.
No, the evaluation of the book is done with it in the slab.  If it doesn't pass prescreen, they ship the book back to you still sealed and encapsulated. 

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