Spine split affecting the grade
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Hi guys. How would a split spine affect the grade of this book?

The split goes from staple to staple. The book has tape to secure the spine, See pics.

Thanks

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CGC would grade it based on the split BEFORE the tape was added. The book may present well, but a spine split that large would drop the book down multiple grades. 

Is this another of your friends books? 

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based on my own experience, I think a split that large would drop the book to around a 3.0 at best since the book I have with a split graded as a 6.5.

It is in wonderful condition but has a spine split at the bottom of the book. The split isn't 1/2" in size.

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is it me or does that top staple look like its been messed with? 

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On 11/18/2019 at 8:40 AM, Artboy99 said:

based on my own experience, I think a split that large would drop the book to around a 3.0 at best since the book I have with a split graded as a 6.5.

It is in wonderful condition but has a spine split at the bottom of the book. The split isn't 1/2" in size.

 

You are correct sir. The comic was apparently taken out of a slab. It was a 3.5 grade !

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1 hour ago, migmtl76 said:

You are correct sir. The comic was apparently taken out of a slab. It was a 3.5 grade !

(thumbsu

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