I decided it was time to get back on the saddle. I reactivated my CGC membership because I had some slabs that really needed new holders. I had been putting this off due to a very unfortunate experience I had two years ago with a ReHolder submission. I submitted several books in the spring of 2019 from my Action Comics set, these were expensive pieces from the ‘70s, two of them were pedigrees, one such book was also in a fragile first generation holder, all were in 9.8 grade. I packed them well, sent them off, then got a disturbing email several weeks later informing me that four of my books would not receive the same grade. The email came with pictures of damaged books that were no longer in their holders. I had to have them pressed and wait several months, it was not fun.
Thankfully all books came came back in 9.8 but…
Two of them came back in the horrible black and white pedigree label, that CGC has since improved on, and with big scratches on the holders. The other books came back with SCS. I’ll stop there, but it really left a bad taste in my mouth.
Why am I trying this again? I guess I was feeling cute when I woke up this morning, IDK.
So here it is, me giving this a second chance, getting back in the saddle. I probably won’t know how this goes for several months.
I have only sent books in for new holders that really needed it and these two are no exception. See spoiler tag for Newton Rings and inner well scuffing!
I’ll also use this journal entry’s comments section to notate my submissions to CGC.