Please grade this TOS 52
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Gorgeous book but due to the foxing on the back cover I can only venture to guess. 9.0-9.2?

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Are those creases near IM's feet? or is that part of the art?

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Sweet book, but the foxing is going to kill the grade. I would guess no higher than a VF.

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It's a shame about the foxing. I'd say 8.0; this is a notoriously hard book to find in high grade.

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Actually is that moisture/water damage on the bottom back cover or is that a crease?

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Great looking front cover (except for a couple of stains at the bottom that are covered by the art), but probably a 6.5-7.0 because of the back cover. Those are some NASTY looking stains. frown.gif

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Great looking front cover (except for a couple of stains at the bottom that are covered by the art), but probably a 6.5-7.0 because of the back cover. Those are some NASTY looking stains. frown.gif

 

EXACTLY. thumbsup2.gif

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that back cover is fugly. Even if offered to me at 6.5 price, I wouldn't touch it. Agree with two grades above.

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A yucky 6.0.

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Great looking front cover (except for a couple of stains at the bottom that are covered by the art), but probably a 6.5-7.0 because of the back cover. Those are some NASTY looking stains. frown.gif

 

I agree sumo.gif but I wouldn't kick her out of bed! 27_laughing.gifinsane.gif

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Great looking front cover (except for a couple of stains at the bottom that are covered by the art), but probably a 6.5-7.0 because of the back cover. Those are some NASTY looking stains. frown.gif

 

I agree sumo.gif but I wouldn't kick her out of bed! 27_laughing.gifinsane.gif

 

hey, you stealing my lines???

 

the front cover is VERY lovely and this is a book that a mid grade collector might die for. a 9.0 or so FC and real bad BC that drops the grade probably down to the 6.0 - 6.5 depending on just what is foxing, staining, tanning............slap it it a mylar with fullback and it would look quite nice............at an even better price thumbsup2.gif

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I agree sumo.gif but I wouldn't kick her out of bed! 27_laughing.gifinsane.gif

 

hey, you stealing my lines???

 

No, we just think the same way gossip.gif

 

I defer to your SENIORity 27_laughing.gifinsane.gif

 

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4.5

 

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Ya thats one of those "What a Beauti..... er, uh almost beautiful book. I agree with the assessment of 9.0 in the FC. Looks like Foxing for sure and a faint oxidation shadow or dust shadow at the right edge of the BC. If those are stains mixed in with foxing 6.0, if not then it could go 7.0. Interesting book, but personally, I'd rather have a 7.0 with more handling wear that the foxing staining defects that this book demonstrates.

 

And yes it is super notoriously tough in HG as Scott can definitely attest. crazy.gif

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