ASM 300 - advice please...
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On 1/12/2021 at 11:23 AM, Lightning55 said:

Without even seeing the 5.5's, chances are your best bet will be to CPR those (crack, press, resubmit).  For the cost vs. the possible upside, the math will tell you to take the chance.

I'm sticking with my original opinion above.  At the 5.5 level, you don't have any downside.  Roll the dice again, get them cleaned and pressed, maybe a less picky grader gets 'em.  Victory!!

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51 minutes ago, Lightning55 said:

I'm sticking with my original opinion above.  At the 5.5 level, you don't have any downside.  Roll the dice again, get them cleaned and pressed, maybe a less picky grader gets 'em.  Victory!!

Would you crack the cases yourself or let CGC do it?

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12 minutes ago, lostboys said:

Would you crack the cases yourself or let CGC do it?

There is no advantage to you doing it yourself.  Send them in as is, and CGC will crack, press, and grade.  And they will be better protected on the way to CGC, being in cases.  I don't believe there is any charge for CGC to remove them, especially since it's a press and regrade, not a reholder. 

I would just list them on the submission form as if they were raw, not already encapsulated, and avoid the whole re-submission aspect, if that's even a thing.  When CGC gets them and sees that they are not raw, they will open them. 

When you do the submission, a disclaimer has been appearing about CGC opening stuff for you, that it's not their responsibility if there is damage during the opening.  That is a new warning recently added.  But I would rather take my chances with someone who opens these professionally than do it myself. 

It's not hard to do, I've opened them, but you have to be super careful.  And there is a certain amount of force involved.  I think they use the same machine that seals it to open it by softening the welds.  Much smoother.

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I think the newsstand 5.5 looks the worse of the 2. The damage on the back cover towards the edge is your main problem. The direct edition looks like it might get a bump from a press but nothing significant

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11 hours ago, B2D327 said:

I think the newsstand 5.5 looks the worse of the 2. The damage on the back cover towards the edge is your main problem. The direct edition looks like it might get a bump from a press but nothing significant

Maybe I'll just keep them as is for 10 years or so and revisit the whole situation. I don't plan on selling them so it makes sense.

Thank you for looking at them.

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13 hours ago, Lightning55 said:

I don't believe there is any charge for CGC to remove them,

I don't exactly know their policy, but they do charge $5 to crack slabs for their signings.

Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder an additional $5 fee.

https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/8687/

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8 hours ago, lostboys said:

Maybe I'll just keep them as is for 10 years or so and revisit the whole situation. I don't plan on selling them so it makes sense.

Thank you for looking at them.

That is an excellent plan. :)

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On 1/15/2021 at 5:03 PM, lostboys said:

The other 5.5 is a newsstand

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the 5.5 news stand has a bad crunch crease on the back cover, it also has some staple issues on the bottom staple from the front. I don't think a press will help because the back is all color breaking.

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21 hours ago, lostboys said:

Thanks, man.

The fronts look really nice in the cases but the back covers have the damage.

I can't find the moderate cover stain that CGC listed in the graders notes though.

There are some spots on the back cover.

i figured it would be small staining.

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On 1/15/2021 at 5:04 PM, lostboys said:

The 9.0

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need to see the back of this book to make the most informed decision for you.

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On 1/15/2021 at 5:01 PM, lostboys said:

There's one

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the color loss on the back cover wont be fixed but I see quite a few dents/ indentations on the front and back cover that would press out. Can't do anything about the front cover bottom corner crease because it is color breaking but I could see this book improving. Is this the book with the staining?

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