I just saw the above listing on ebay, where the seller grades this book at VF, even while acknowledging the "small tear" in the corner.
In the Overstreet Grading Guide, a G/VG grade calls for no larger than a 1/2 inch corner tear, while the one shown is 1 inch. Even allowing that the rest of the book is otherwise in decent shape, that only qualifies for a "plus" grading increment, or, in this case a bump up to VG-.
That is how I would list it, if I had it in my store. Anybody else have thoughts on this?
One thing I dislike about the Overstreet Grading Guide is the use of too many similar looking example photos (and poor quality ones, at that, where many defects are hard to see on the page), and the strictly linear progression of faults shown for each grade, as if every comic goes through the same progression of wear, from tiny stress marks to color-breaking creases to loss of cover gloss to larger creases to edge chipping, etc. I wish they would cover situations such as this example, where a comic may appear otherwise VF or better, except for one fault that would apply to a low grade book.
It has a half inch hole on the cover for starters along with smudges and creases galore.
Is this a joke?
There is a half inch hole in the cover along with smudges and creases galore.
Beyond a joke. Come on guys, be real!
I have been burned by some of the same ones listed in here.
There's lots of guides online on how to do it yourself, as well.
This is interesting. Comments?
But again having 1000s of sales on eBay and people having such subject ability (even CGC graders aren’t consistent) don’t list with a grade the returns always suck because your idea of VF may be their FN.
Anyone that has a "stock photo" is an automatic pass for me.
THIS SITE IS STARTING TO SUCK DUE TO ALL THE SELLERS MISREPRESENTING THE COMICS TO MAKE A BUCK NOT A BIG FAN OF CGC BUT DEFINITELY WILL ONLY BE BUYING CGC ONLINE UNLESS I CAN ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE COMIC IN MY HAND