Have seen some real sloppy use of the wedge lately but this one is actually causing damage. The book is a 7.0 so thankfully I don’t think it’s grade changing. I’d be super pissed if this was on a high grade copy.
I wish CGC would use a full width wedge like CBCS.
...it's tearing into the book in the back. It's also making the book press into the top edge of the well.
I don't want this thread to turn into a CGC bashing thread but felt it was important to start this thread.
Sent 7 books to CGC and when I was inspected the books noticed that one had 2 rips on the bottom of the back cover. I noticed that the case had what I would call a spacer at the bottom to prevent the book from moving in the case but it wasn't doing it's job and the book could slide about an inch up and down. As I tilted the case I could see the book slide and snag on the spacer and the two rips were located where the book bumped against the spacer. I have no doubt that if I shook the book hard the rips would have got bigger. I also looked at every CGC case in my collection that had a spacer and none of them could move in the case.
Grader notes indicated rips on cover but not where and not size. I sent the book back for review and CGC pressed it, graded it and sent it back to me.
Book was originally graded 4.0 and 4.0 the second time so I'm not sure I can argue any loss of value. Because I did not scan the back cover before submission, something I will do for any book submitted in the future, I can't prove the book was actually damaged by the case but as I told the CGC rep "I don't know how anyone could look at these pictures and not agree that the case damaged my book"
The damage is easier to see on the left side but there's a very similar rip on the right side.
Ditch Fahrenheit: There's one more of his threads left...I bumped it.
Aug 7, 2020 10:31:36 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I'm updating it now.
Aug 7, 2020 12:01:30 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I like my private little game that has been long since dissolved. I would tally up and keep tabs on suspensions and vacations when they used to publicly announce them. McKnowitall had a few records going with frequency and shortest time between strikes
Aug 7, 2020 15:39:39 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I would like to think that the mods are kind of on board with this as they did not poof the thread but locked it. In the last few years, threads have been poofed rather than locked to discourage this tally.
Aug 8, 2020 6:22:05 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: They were definitely on board 5 years ago. In fact, I suspect they were actively manipulating the scoring.
Aug 8, 2020 7:01:47 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: Plus, it's just better forum management to lock a thread rather than poof it. That way everyone has access to the information in the thread afterwards.
Aug 8, 2020 7:03:09 GMT -8
Buzzetta: There were those that chose to disrupt for the sake of getting points whenever they saw a thread was on its way out. However, the game did part of the mods job for them. It let them keep track of who and how many times someone was involved in nonsense.
Aug 8, 2020 9:19:41 GMT -8