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Hey guys - I've always been curious what the front of this book presents as.  Thoughts? 

Cheers! 

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One of the nicest front covers of this book I've seen in quite some time. In fact, it's so rare to see such a sharp, unrestored copy, it's actually a little hard to evaluate. From what I can see, I would say the front cover looks like it's in the 8.5 range. However, if that's a small tear on the top edge between the "Z" and "I" in Amazing, that flaw alone will usually cause a book to get knocked down to an 8.0...

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Thanks for the kind words!  I don't have the book in hand but went through some pics and it appears to be a color breaking scrape/crease of some sort. 

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From this angle, the bottom edge of the cover looks a little bit rough, and the right edge shows a bit of wear as well. Still, this looks very nice for an unrestored AF15. I hope this works out for you...  :wishluck:

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I am closer to 8.5-9.0 personally. Even with the scrape and the bottom edge looking like it has some wear. To me, it appears to overhang a bit on the bottom which is likely why it has the wear it does. I don't think that should be docked too hard though. Gorgeous copy. 

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Looks like there is some staining right below the guys hand and to the left and right. i know that will take it down a notch. I would say 8.0 but presents much nicer.

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depending on lighting, large creases can be completely hidden. this book looks great in these photos but no one can properly evaluate a book without seeing it in person, and turning it at different angles to see where creasing and other damage may be hidden by lighting. 

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2 hours ago, www.alexgross.com said:

depending on lighting, large creases can be completely hidden. this book looks great in these photos but no one can properly evaluate a book without seeing it in person, and turning it at different angles to see where creasing and other damage may be hidden by lighting. 

Perhaps the grading notes would shed a little more light on the subject as well...

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16 hours ago, s14roller said:

Thanks for the kind words!  I don't have the book in hand but went through some pics and it appears to be a color breaking scrape/crease of some sort. 

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I can only see the vertical crease near the middle of the book. It does not appear near the center top or center bottom. Im at 7.0.

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Looks like a 9.0, but if that is a vertical light creased in the middle of the book and an inch or less tear at top, I'd say grade wise probably a 7.0 too

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Thanks for the comments, guys.  Correct, there is a light non-color breaking crease in the middle of the book (book is not pressed).  The very top/middle of the book is a color breaking crease, luckily not a tear.  Majority of the front cover wear appears to be the very bottom left corner. 

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10 hours ago, comicginger1789 said:

I am closer to 8.5-9.0 personally. Even with the scrape and the bottom edge looking like it has some wear. To me, it appears to overhang a bit on the bottom which is likely why it has the wear it does. I don't think that should be docked too hard though. Gorgeous copy. 

Upon further review I am closer to a 7.5. Looked again and blew up the photos and could really notice that center crease.

 

I will second the suggestion to press though for sure!

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6 hours ago, The Lions Den said:

Perhaps the grading notes would shed a little more light on the subject as well...

+1 if you are thinking of buying this book, it is well worth the money to buy the grader’s notes

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On 7/10/2019 at 2:45 PM, HighStakesComics said:

I can only see the vertical crease near the middle of the book. It does not appear near the center top or center bottom. Im at 7.0.

Yep, that's a great catch. Good eye!  :foryou:

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On 7/10/2019 at 4:06 PM, s14roller said:

Thanks for the comments, guys.  Correct, there is a light non-color breaking crease in the middle of the book (book is not pressed).  The very top/middle of the book is a color breaking crease, luckily not a tear.  Majority of the front cover wear appears to be the very bottom left corner. 

So with all that, I still think this book presents extremely well. And with a quality press, that light crease in the middle of the cover could be virtually eliminated. I certainly wish you the best of luck if you decide to move forward...  :foryou: 

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