Wondering if anyone else has had issues with this recently? It appears that the top staple has been pushed into the book, leaving the cover adjacent to the book. Yes, it's an expensive book, and I have about 5 others in this batch that appear to have the same issue
I just received this book today, and obvious damage caused while inside the case. Obviously it’s stuck in the case with a 9.8 label on it, but I think clearly this book would no longer hold its grade. What are people’s thoughts on this type of issue? I could return it, but this book is near impossible to find...been looking for ages...
Kris Bales Daredevil 238...it’s a sentimental value book for me, and have been looking for a 9.8 for ages...kind of disappointed, tbh.
Last month I posted about some damaged comics I received with wrinkled corners. Got two more today, both CGC 9.8's. Amazing work over there at the encapsulation team guys!
Jason McFarland To make matters worse, the seller, who is on eBay with a feedback rating of 100% and over 10,000 items sold refuses to allow me to return the books as damaged. I am going to submit an official return request anyway. Screw him.
Has anyone ever had this issue with a CGC slab before? I purchased this book off of eBay. In the listing photo, the book looks perfect. However, when I received it in the mail, the cover has slid down some and you can now see the inner part of the book (the black margin above the blue edge in the left photo). Also, there is a space near the bottom staple where it looks like the cover shifted down in the slab.
Richard Hansen I have not gotten my book back yet, Mine was much worse then this, you could clearly see that the cover had been removed from the book on both staples, about 1/8 of an inch seperation between the cover and the book, I will see if I can find a picture of it
Friends, since this variant was done through my store and I know EXACTLY what has occurred allow me to share it with you so all the theories can be put to rest. The book did NOT look like that when it was encapsulated by CGC. It was in 9.8 condition. However, for whatever reason, the combination of this type of paper on this specific variant (which had to re-printed due to severe printing issues initially) with the thickness of the book and the type of case CGC utilized allowed the interior of the book to slide, with the cover staying roughly in the same place. This occurred during NORMAL handling and shipping. Not mishandling, not mistreatment, Not post office problems. We had many copies that left our offices at the comic mint in perfect condition, only to have them appear like this when they arrived at our customers. We notified EVERYONE of this exact problem on our facebook page and via multiple emails to our entire Customer list. Raymond I do not see you on our purchase list, so perhaps you ordered this from a site partner. In any event, CGC has been working with us extensively to help fix this issue. I agree that the pictures you show above represent a book that is no longer in 9.8 condition, but please understand it was not that way when initially encapsulated. I hope this addresses this issue. The reason you had to wait so long is that first the book needed to be re-printed. Then sent for grading. Then we had copies that were affected when received, and those needed to be regraded. And even some of those then were affected again when received by our customers. Certainly this offering has had many challenges.
Has anyone had problems with books coming back from CCS/CGC with the covers shifted? Numerous books I’ve gotten in the last year have slightly crooked covers and some are completely shifted. In the photos below the cover is about 1/8” of an inch up from where it was prior to me handing it over. You can clearly see the pages inside the book. Makes me wonder if the cover would be loose if the case was cracked. Am I worrying over nothing?