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I have a nice square bound book I'm sending in - its been pressed, but wondering if the impression of the staples will be counted in the grading...is that something I should try to fix or is that not an issue?

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2 hours ago, Ozonetv said:

I have a nice square bound book I'm sending in - its been pressed, but wondering if the impression of the staples will be counted in the grading...is that something I should try to fix or is that not an issue?

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Great question. I have an ASM 102 at CGC right now with some staple impressions. My book has some other issues as well but I'm also curious about staple impressions.

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Staple impressions and staples actually poking through the covers are problematic of square bound books. With that said, I have seen books with 9.4 and up have both issues. 

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Please keep in mind that staple issues are extremely common on square-bound comics. As long as the staples don't protrude through the cover, you should be OK. If they do poke through the cover, it would likely become a factor in the grade. But as Joey said, a book could still be in the NM range with that type of flaw. A much more serious issue on square-bound books is the dreaded spine split, which can obviously dramatically affect the grade...

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