New Mutants #98 Clipped!
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11 hours ago, Conacon said:

So I clipped the corner off a New Muntants #98...

I pulled this comic out of a collection and immediately saw a thumbnail-sized chew taken out of the bottom corner that went several pages deep. My options were to leave the unsightly rodent/bug evidence, or clip it so that it's at least uniform. 

It's not like I'd have sent it off anyway. Had that corner been perfect, it's still a mid-low grade even with a press. I'll sell it at some point. What do you think the clipping does to the price and would it have been better value-wise to keep the chew instead?

 

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You can't 'clip' a book unless you get permission from the counsel. It is obvious this is a 'made' book. Remember Pesci in Goodfellas? Allegedly he clipped an Amazing Fantasy 15 without permission.

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I am imaging the bug chew there. Probably could have sold for $60-$80 or so with the chew. Someone would have paid to have a cheaper low grade copy.

This? Jeez if someone paid $20-40 I would be surprised. It just is so off putting. Like, if I saw someone selling it for $40, I would pass. First, if I get a copy I want it all there and lord knows there are zillions of theses. And at $40, to potentially even flip it would be hard. So yeah, def a poor decision. 

Reminds me when I was a kid I had hockey cards (don't worry, I know they were worthless and still are even if I hadn't done this) that I clipped the corners on because I though rounded corners would be less likely to catch and bend on things. Oh silly 7 year old me!

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1 hour ago, joeypost said:

Why would you even post this? Other than attention, what is the reason behind it? 

Why would you even reply to this? Other than attention, what is the reason behind it?

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7 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

I am imaging the bug chew there. Probably could have sold for $60-$80 or so with the chew. Someone would have paid to have a cheaper low grade copy.

This? Jeez if someone paid $20-40 I would be surprised. It just is so off putting. Like, if I saw someone selling it for $40, I would pass. First, if I get a copy I want it all there and lord knows there are zillions of theses. And at $40, to potentially even flip it would be hard. So yeah, def a poor decision. 

Reminds me when I was a kid I had hockey cards (don't worry, I know they were worthless and still are even if I hadn't done this) that I clipped the corners on because I though rounded corners would be less likely to catch and bend on things. Oh silly 7 year old me!

I can see someone paying like 80 for this even with the clipping

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1 minute ago, silversufer27 said:

I can see someone paying like 80 for this even with the clipping

Yeah there are enough fans I am sure someone would. I think selling it raw is the only way to go. Grading would get the restored label and on a book like this, good luck selling a likely 3.5-4.0 copy restored. 

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3 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

I am imaging the bug chew there. Probably could have sold for $60-$80 or so with the chew. Someone would have paid to have a cheaper low grade copy.

This? Jeez if someone paid $20-40 I would be surprised. It just is so off putting. Like, if I saw someone selling it for $40, I would pass. First, if I get a copy I want it all there and lord knows there are zillions of theses. And at $40, to potentially even flip it would be hard. So yeah, def a poor decision. 

Reminds me when I was a kid I had hockey cards (don't worry, I know they were worthless and still are even if I hadn't done this) that I clipped the corners on because I though rounded corners would be less likely to catch and bend on things. Oh silly 7 year old me!

I should have taken a before pic. The chew took up most of that corner. I wasn't expecting $20-40 anyway the way it looked. To be honest,  it's in pretty rough shape. I know the pics don't do it justice, but I was ready to chalk it up to tree-fiddy. 

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3 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

Yeah there are enough fans I am sure someone would. I think selling it raw is the only way to go. Grading would get the restored label and on a book like this, good luck selling a likely 3.5-4.0 copy restored. 

yeah I wouldn't pay 80 but there's someone out there who would pay 80 imo

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5 minutes ago, comicginger1789 said:

Yeah there are enough fans I am sure someone would. I think selling it raw is the only way to go. Grading would get the restored label and on a book like this, good luck selling a likely 3.5-4.0 copy restored. 

Yeah, slabbing never crossed my mind. I was just asking orginally what the clipping would do to the grade. Someone posted a 0.5 drop, but I expected more than that. 

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18 minutes ago, BaronSamedi said:

Read the book and be done with it, or go back and read it again and again and again!

Now that you mention it, I bought one when it came out back in the day and remember thinking Deadpool was just another guy with guns and alot of pockets. Now it's a little surreal to read since Domino was the big appearance of the book and that's totally flipped around. I think it turned out that wasn't even her anyway. 

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28 minutes ago, Conacon said:

Now that you mention it, I bought one when it came out back in the day and remember thinking Deadpool was just another guy with guns and alot of pockets. Now it's a little surreal to read since Domino was the big appearance of the book and that's totally flipped around. I think it turned out that wasn't even her anyway. 

You might be right!

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2 hours ago, BaronSamedi said:
2 hours ago, joeypost said:

Where I come from "clipped" means something very different. 

Next thing you know, he will be 'wacking' the book!

I gave my comic a pair of cement galoshes. Was that bad?

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1 hour ago, BaronSamedi said:
1 hour ago, Jeffro. said:

I gave my comic a pair of cement galoshes. Was that bad?

New slabs?

Encase your slabs in concrete. The ultimate in protection

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18 hours ago, Conacon said:

But it was so g-r-o-s-s. Just the thought of some rat sitting there thinking, "Hmm, this comic tastes better than the others. It must be special." Well screw you, rat! I will erase all evidence of your existence. Wait. I didn't, did I? I've immortalized this rat! Noooo! 

Hail the mighty rodent...

 

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