Post by Ditch Fahrenheit on Jun 7, 2016 11:30:32 GMT -8
Certification #: 1292699002 Title: National Comics Issue: 18 Issue Date: 12/41 Issue Year: 1941 Publisher: Quality Comics Grade: 9.2 Total Graded At: 2 Pedigree: San Francisco Page Quality: OFF-WHITE TO WHITE Grade Date: 03/17/2016 Category: Universal Art Comments: Klaus Nordling, Fred Guardineer and Gil Fox story and art, Nick Cardy and Lou Fine art, Reed Crandall cover Key Comments: Depicts attack on Pearl Harbor, one month before actual event.
I took a ton of pics, I think this one gives the best representation of the buckling.
The bend in the mylar extends down the front of the book to about 1 cm from the bottom. It's visible on the back as well.
Post by Ditch Fahrenheit on Jun 7, 2016 11:34:09 GMT -8
Certification #: 0251151009 Title: Preacher Issue: 1 Issue Date: 4/95 Issue Year: 1995 Publisher: D.C./Vertigo Comics Grade: 9.6 Total Graded At: 451 Page Quality: WHITE Grade Date: 02/09/2015 Category: Modern Art Comments: Garth Ennis story Steve Dillon art Glenn Fabry cover Key Comments: 1st full appearance of Jesse Custer, Tulip, Cassidy & Saint of Killers. Grader Notes: None Available
Certification #: 0220933011 Title: Saga Issue: 1 Issue Date: 3/12 Issue Year: 2012 Publisher: Image Comics Grade: 9.8 Total Graded At: 1826 Page Quality: WHITE Grade Date: 11/18/2013 Category: Modern Art Comments: Brian K. Vaughan story Fiona Staples cover & art Key Comments: 1st appearance of Marko, Alana, Hazel, Prince Robot IV, Special Agent Gale, Vez, The Will & Lying Cat. Grader Notes: None Available
These are reholders. Based on the entry date, the reholders occurred sometime around 5/4/16.
I think it is past time for CGC to dump these new and 'improved' CGC cases.
I had a couple cracked cases (Preacher #1 9.6 and Saga #1 9.8) I sent in to have re-holdered and also to check out these new cases. I received these cases back around a month ago and even tho I thought the Saga looked terrible with the newton rings, they both came back flat as a pancake and seemingly well protected in this tank of a case. I stored them away with the rest of my long term keepers. Last night, a buddy of mine gave me some advice to check the cases to make sure everything was still good. To say what I found completely shocked me would be a huge understatement. Both books have developed serious waves throughout the books themselves. Below are pics that I don't think show how bad the problem has become but will still give people an example of the damage caused by this holder to the book.
The first Preacher pic was taken the week I got the book back from CGC about a month ago. The rest were taken today. It is really hard to see the waves in the Saga, but the first pic I shined a light on a flat spot and the 2nd pic I shined it over one of the waves.
I have an email out to CGC, but I really don't want to just re-holder it again and worry if these books are still being damaged. I'll probably just get in touch with +Trey K and see if he'll bust these out and press them, let the other guys slab them and hope I haven't dropped grades.
Proceed with caution fellow speculators and investors!
There seems to be disagreement whether these new CGC cases are causing damage to the books being held by said case. I'm completely unimpressed with CGCs response to my issues so I took it upon myself to free these books so there is some idea what is happening to them after one month of confinement.
1st pic - Saga 1 about to be freed plus tool used 2nd pic - In removing micro chamber paper I found a free gift from CGC... A clump of hair... Pretty nasty! 3rd pic - The back cover now has circular waves throughout 4th pic - Book laid on cover to show warping. Used to lay flat. You can also see more of the circular waving above UPC code. 5th pic - FREEDOM! (You would think no waves, right? See last pic) 6th pic - Thankfully no hair in this one, but maybe that because there is no micro chamber paper either....) 7th pic - Book lays much closer to flat that the Saga, but warping is taking hold as you move towards the spine. 8th pic - Warping up and down the spine that was NOT there before this book was put in the new holder.
There, books have been freed after a month in this new holder and documented and everyone can draw their own conclusions.
1) Saga 1 soon to be released and the tool used...
2) The hair came FREE with the holder...
3) Weird circular waves on back cover...
4) Comic used to lay flat...
6) No hair, but also no micro chamber paper....
7) Book returned closer to flat but waving is beginning closer to spins...
8) Warping up and down the spine that was NOT there before this book was put in the new holder.
Certification #: 0281820001 Title: All Select Comics Issue: 4 Issue Date: Summer 1944 Issue Year: 1944 Publisher: Timely Comics Grade: 6.5 Total Graded At: 2 Page Quality: OFF-WHITE TO WHITE Grade Date: 04/05/2016 Category: Universal Art Comments: Alex Schomburg cover Vince Alascia, Al Bellman, Bob Powell and Al Gabriele art
Here's a lovely 4-figure All-Select #4 that I just purchased on the boards within the last week.
Of course, when I hit the 'take it,' I expected that it would have waves, and it sure does (book arrived today). So, I bought it with the advance plan that I'd probably be cracking it out...so, no need to trouble the seller about it, because it meets my expectations:
Most of the large book-length center wave settled right down when I cracked it out. However, you can still see a remnant of the wave at the top. I'm not sending it back in for a "fix"...I'm letting it be...it is what it is. Hopefully it'll continue to settle down now that the pressure is off:
Stupid Team Up: I love bacon as much as I hate Tampa Bay!
Aug 30, 2020 7:12:35 GMT -8
steveinthecity: Btw, the chard was fine. Very light taste, not bitter at all. Had it mixed with spinach and romaine to use as “greens” for salads.
Sept 2, 2020 10:38:55 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: My Tampa Bay crap sandwich could've used some bacon harumph
Sept 2, 2020 12:42:35 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: By-Tor and the Snow Dog is a terrible Rush song. There, I said it.
Sept 4, 2020 15:40:40 GMT -8
steveinthecity: They probably have more than one. Did they make any albums after Moving Pictures?
Sept 4, 2020 16:45:24 GMT -8
steveinthecity: oh, there was “Roll The Bones”? I honestly cannot recall them right now.
Sept 4, 2020 16:47:05 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: They did make albums after Moving Pictures because that's when I was old enough to go see them. I remember Fastway opened one of the shows.... Kinda weird choice
Sept 5, 2020 7:00:17 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: I saw them on Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows
Sept 5, 2020 7:01:08 GMT -8
steveinthecity: All those titles ring a bell, now. I heard “Permanent Waves” album on radio, and then bought my first Rush album, which was actually the 3-disc set “Archives”. I never did see a live show. I only know Fastway from their 1st album.
Sept 5, 2020 11:53:49 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: Pete Way from UFO and Fast Eddie from Motorhead... Did they have more than one album?
Sept 5, 2020 12:31:45 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: The fake crowd noise is the worst... I can barely hear the announcers.
Sept 13, 2020 11:11:23 GMT -8
steveinthecity: I’m not getting Tampa Bay, it’s St. Louis vs 49ers. +1 on crowd noise. I forgot there was no crowd at first, then wondering why the announcers are talking so loud.
Sept 13, 2020 12:42:22 GMT -8
steveinthecity: Ugghh...forgot. Cardinals are Arizona, not St. Louis.
Sept 13, 2020 12:45:31 GMT -8