PGM - Anybody with a grade on a tear before? Here's my Secret Wars 8
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I have a pretty decent shaped Secret Wars 8 variant that I would love to send down for grading, except that it has this tiny tear on the top cover. I would guesstimate from previous experience (ignoring the tear) ... this comic sits in the 9.2 - 9.4 range. I just don't know how this tiny tear would impact the final grade. Does anyone else have a similar looking tear with grading to show for it? The only other one I sent in with a graded tear was about an inch rip in the back cover and came back at an 8.5. I've heard depending on whether the tear is subtle, it may or may not have a big impact. Thank you!

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2 hours ago, MagicMan_2017 said:

I have a pretty decent shaped Secret Wars 8 variant that I would love to send down for grading, except that it has this tiny tear on the top cover. I would guesstimate from previous experience (ignoring the tear) ... this comic sits in the 9.2 - 9.4 range. I just don't know how this tiny tear would impact the final grade. Does anyone else have a similar looking tear with grading to show for it? The only other one I sent in with a graded tear was about an inch rip in the back cover and came back at an 8.5. I've heard depending on whether the tear is subtle, it may or may not have a big impact. Thank you!

The top edge has a number of tiny diagonal tears and I'd hold out hope those are from production and wouldn't count in the final grade if submitted. I've owned copies of ASM 252 with tears that look similar to these.

With that said: on the back cover, is there a small stain at the bottom, to the right of the Parker Brothers logo?

 

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Agreed. Did your "production" tears factor into the notes or grade? What did you end up with? Thanks.

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7 minutes ago, MagicMan_2017 said:

Agreed. Did your "production" tears factor into the notes or grade? What did you end up with? Thanks.

Sorry, others here would be better equipped to answer that. I was just referring to raw copies that I've owned -- I've never submitted a book from this era.

 

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8.5...that stain will hurt the grade the most imo

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