What do you think is causing the yellow appearance along the spine on the CBCS pic?
Is it the inner well?
I'm just spitballing, but in my opinion I think that in the case of the CBCS picture, the scanner light was redirected from parts of the case in a non-orthogonal way which highlighted the paper height differences.
I'm wondering if some of it is due to timing. I'm not up with the market for AF #15, but hasn't it gone up since last summer. Plus there may be more deep pockets competing now for a higher grade AF #15. Who knows, maybe some that lost out the last time redoubled their efforts (and wallets)to secure it. But that may only account for some of the difference. Looks like CBCS has a lot of catching up to do if the difference was mainly because of the case that it's in.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2017 15:33:33 GMT -8 by jaeldubyoo
If the guy that bought the book in 2016 knew CGC would give that book a blue label, which I think they do for autographs on the interior pages, then it was a genius move. The book hasn't been below $100K in that grade for years. I'm surprised the "name" wasn't listed on the label. That RED unwitnessed/verified signature slab definitely hurt that book, but is it the label color or grading company that affected it more?