how is this sandman 4 an 8.5?
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Rest of the book is fine, but this spine is seriously abraded with a small split at the bottom

 

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need to see the rest of the book to grade it.

That said I own a Planet Comics 6 that looks like a 9.4 but it has a 1/2" spine split at the bottom and it is in a cgc 6.5 holder. Based on that, I say your book is at best a vg, 4.0

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Thank you, for the response

 

I would say with out that spine damage it’s a 9.2 to 9.4

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Here is the book, no tampering that I can see 

 

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I see it as a 5.0, and can’t for the life of me see how this got an 8.5

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7 minutes ago, shiverbones said:

I see it as a 5.0, and can’t for the life of me see how this got an 8.5

I agree

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I mean its kinda hard to see can you send more photos but based on what I saw cgc overgraded this.

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 That is unusual wear and most likely was a single event that caused it instead of wear over time. Almost looks like the edge of the book was crushed (maybe when sealing the inner well), but we cannot be sure. That would explain why it was originally given an 8.5 grade. What do the graders notes say?

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3 hours ago, silversufer27 said:

I mean its kinda hard to see can you send more photos but based on what I saw cgc overgraded this.

???:screwy:

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It's hard to say. If the rest of the book is flawless, then I don't think this is *that* bad a grade...

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I think CGC had a video where if its under 15 spine stresses it would be in the typical Fine range. I think its near the end of the Video 1:50 time but there is a lot of spine stress there maybe damage occurred after grading 

 

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I was thinking the book would be in the 7.0 range then if those spine stresses were accounted for and no other defects.

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