Are there CGC grades you dislike for no reason?
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For some reason, I have a thing against 9.2s. 

I don't mind 9.0s or 9.4s or any other grade for that matter. Even on Copper / Modern books.

It's not a thing against the physical condition of NM- either, it's just about the number 9.2.

I know that it's stupid, and I don't typically buy books for what's on the label, in fact I love 9.4-9.6 for their lack of premium pricing, but 9 times out of 10 I'll pass on a 9.2.

Anyone else have similar feelings about certain grades or am I just crazy?

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I prefer buying 9.8s of the comics I like. I feel strange about having other grades. I know, it's crazy.

On moderns of course.

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I don't like 9.6. I think it looks ugly and prefer 9.4, or 9.8.

To be honest, some of my hate comes from the "9.8 or bust" for modern slabs, mentality.

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Anything above 9.0 except for 10.   I do not mind the fractional amounts except they do not use is consistently for grades below 9.0.    

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Not a grade, but I dislike any page quality where cream is involved.  The word cream bugs me in general, and I have no idea why.

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I have no gripes with any particular number grade. I do think a double decimal place grade would be awesome at preventing the OCD types from having all their books graded to the same number. Imagine getting a 9.76 grade but wanting everything a 9.8. Hilarity.

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5 hours ago, Foley said:

For some reason, I have a thing against 9.2s. 

I don't mind 9.0s or 9.4s or any other grade for that matter. Even on Copper / Modern books.

It's not a thing against the physical condition of NM- either, it's just about the number 9.2.

I know that it's stupid, and I don't typically buy books for what's on the label, in fact I love 9.4-9.6 for their lack of premium pricing, but 9 times out of 10 I'll pass on a 9.2.

Anyone else have similar feelings about certain grades or am I just crazy?

I can try to analyze this if you want.

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5 hours ago, Foley said:

For some reason, I have a thing against 9.2s. 

I don't mind 9.0s or 9.4s or any other grade for that matter. Even on Copper / Modern books.

It's not a thing against the physical condition of NM- either, it's just about the number 9.2.

I know that it's stupid, and I don't typically buy books for what's on the label, in fact I love 9.4-9.6 for their lack of premium pricing, but 9 times out of 10 I'll pass on a 9.2.

Anyone else have similar feelings about certain grades or am I just crazy?

Maybe you just haven't been exposed to enough 9.2s in social surroundings? At first, I didn't like 6.0s and 9.6s. And thankfully, aside from the grade 9.6, you don't often encounter the number 6 in grades other than 6.0 and 9.6. Now, I'm not ashamed to admit that once I really did some soul searching, I deduced that my dislike for those grades stemmed from my disdain for the number 6 and not anything relevant to the book, the grade, or the hobby! So I worked on it. I exposed myself to the number 6, no longer avoiding it, and gradually acquiesced, becoming as tolerant of that number as any of its neighbors. Now, I love all the grades equally, I no longer play favorites. I hope this helps with your dislike for 9.2. Give it a try and good luck!  :wishluck:.

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1 hour ago, mattn792 said:

Not a grade, but I dislike any page quality where cream is involved.  The word cream bugs me in general, and I have no idea why.

I totally understand you

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