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Tamwood
Friday, February 14, 2014 6:47:13 PM
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So. Grading a pile of books for the store today, and came across this Amazing Spider-Man #300. Beautiful copy. I would going to grade it a VF.

Then I noticed a little problem. A cut, through the cover (barely noticeable) and the first couple of pages.





How far down does this go? Normally, I wouldn't worry TOO much. If I undergrade a dollar book, I'm not that concerned. If I undergrade an ASM 300? That's a big $$$$ issue.
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Friday, February 14, 2014 7:53:07 PM
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Normally, multiple tears like that would get you a grade of 4.0, or even lower. If the rest of the book is nice and the tears are sort of an anomaly, I usually give the book some credit by a couple of grades. I would call it FN- (5.5), and put some grading notes in the listing.

On the positive side, check out this recent thread about low grade Amazing #300's:

http://www.comiccollectorlive.com/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=41816

After some research, it seems VG copies of this book still fetch between $60 and $100.

Tamwood
Friday, February 14, 2014 7:55:16 PM
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I agree. Normally, a cut like that, I'd auto-VG it, but... :)
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Friday, February 14, 2014 8:05:25 PM
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Moving topic to the Grade My Book forum.
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kevscomics
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:55:52 AM
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Sorry to piggy back this thread, have a similar question though, what about a book that is completely clean but has moderate rust on the staples...not sure how possible, but has no other moisture damage...what grade does rust automatically knock you down to?
comicscastle
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:35:09 AM
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kevscomics wrote:
Sorry to piggy back this thread, have a similar question though, what about a book that is completely clean but has moderate rust on the staples...not sure how possible, but has no other moisture damage...what grade does rust automatically knock you down to?
If the rust has not migrated to the paper just replace the staples.


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