How does different writing on cover affect grades?
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Aware of the way CGC treats unverified signatures on books, but I wondered how addresses on a books cover would impact the grade/label. See the example below...

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It was common in the UK that newsagents would sometimes write the recipients address on a magazine/comic so the paperboy would know where to deliver said book and I recently picked up a high grade collection with this type of writing on almost all of the books.  Assuming a book was a 9.8 (noting this example isn't btw), with the writing, how would it affect the grade? Would it get a blue or purple label?

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On 9/8/2020 at 8:09 AM, Every Day A Story said:

Aware of the way CGC treats unverified signatures on books, but I wondered how addresses on a books cover would impact the grade/label. See the example below...

Captain_Britain_10_A.thumb.jpg.e1a494c87a1b5493df07481e5c6b0cb7.jpg

It was common in the UK that newsagents would sometimes write the recipients address on a magazine/comic so the paperboy would know where to deliver said book and I recently picked up a high grade collection with this type of writing on almost all of the books.  Assuming a book was a 9.8 (noting this example isn't btw), with the writing, how would it affect the grade? Would it get a blue or purple label?

Blue label as long as there's no resto or any other major problems. And it shouldn't affect the grade much at all. I've seen 9.6's with this type of pen writing. 9.8 may be a bit of a stretch, though...

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Keep in mind that some of the highest regarded pedigrees like the Edgar Church and Lamont Larson collections had writing on many copies, yet these remain so very desirable.  Recently I was listening to a collector who said he would never buy a comic with a date stamp.  So while you can't begrudge him his personal preference, it's been a pretty well established comics collecting consensus that markings do not necessarily exclude a book from a very-high grade.

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