1968 Marvel Manufacturing Defects?
1 1

6 posts in this topic

5 posts

Hi Folks. I've recently acquired two books (from different sources) both from April 1968, that have similarly cut right sides of the cover. Neither are perfectly straight. They look a little "rough" in spots. The books are Captain America 100, and Iron Man and Sub-Mariner 1. At first I was afraid that the Cap may have been trimmed poorly but it actually looks more like a manufacturing defect. The covers themselves aren't as bad as the interior pages. Similar to Marvel chipping, it appears as though the blades were maybe not sharp enough and didn't cut cleanly. My two questions are, is this a known defect on books of that specific time? and if it is known, how does CGC handle it with grading? Thanks for any help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6,834 posts
On 11/12/2019 at 7:48 AM, the_drummer said:

Hi Folks. I've recently acquired two books (from different sources) both from April 1968, that have similarly cut right sides of the cover. Neither are perfectly straight. They look a little "rough" in spots. The books are Captain America 100, and Iron Man and Sub-Mariner 1. At first I was afraid that the Cap may have been trimmed poorly but it actually looks more like a manufacturing defect. The covers themselves aren't as bad as the interior pages. Similar to Marvel chipping, it appears as though the blades were maybe not sharp enough and didn't cut cleanly. My two questions are, is this a known defect on books of that specific time? and if it is known, how does CGC handle it with grading? Thanks for any help!

Both of these books can have a chip or a Pre-marvel chip that goes side to side on the back cover more towards the top 1/3 of the back.  Always in the same place and if you've seen enough of these issues you can tell right away if they have it or not.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
182 posts
16 hours ago, Real Elijah Snow said:

Pics or no one cares. 

Have some imagination!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
1 1