Grading of restored books
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Just got notification from CCS that a GA book I got decades ago has been trimmed, had some color work done and had other restoration done. My untrained eye had no idea. Question: should I go ahead and have it graded? My inclination is yes since it’s a GA book with a Cap/Bucky cover (u.s.a. Comics 14) and fewer than 30 graded copies, including one restored version, but since I’m somewhat new to grading, I wanted to get some opinions. Ironically, even with whatever was done to it, i can’t imagine it’s going to fall above a 4.

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If I were you, I would. The trimming is the killer on a lower-grade book. You might have a shot at removing color touch or tear seals... but to misquote James Bond, "Trimming is forever." :)

That said, get it graded anyway. You'll still get more for it than you would a non-slabbed restored book. IMHO.

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@oldrover, appreciate your analysis. That was where I was leaning, so definitely nice to know it's a reasonable option (and I'm not entirely insane). Thanks! We'll see how it all turns out...

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On 11/16/2019 at 8:31 AM, converseba said:

Just got notification from CCS that a GA book I got decades ago has been trimmed, had some color work done and had other restoration done. My untrained eye had no idea. Question: should I go ahead and have it graded? My inclination is yes since it’s a GA book with a Cap/Bucky cover (u.s.a. Comics 14) and fewer than 30 graded copies, including one restored version, but since I’m somewhat new to grading, I wanted to get some opinions. Ironically, even with whatever was done to it, i can’t imagine it’s going to fall above a 4.

I would still get it graded. it might help your decision if you look at the prices for the book and get a general feel of the price so you know if its worth it to invest in the grading but since its already there at CGC I would just grade it.. if there was no trimming I would of seen if they could of removed the CT or tear seal but that sucks about the trimming. 

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