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Everything posted by timfinz

  1. Silver Surfer #10 = 7.0 (+2) X-Men #87 = 9.2 (+2) Jungle Action #21 = 9.0 (+2) Web of Spidey #51 = 5.5 (+2) Y: The Last Man #1 = 9.2 (+1) Consistent if nothing more +9 this round and another basketball score for me Thanks Mike for all your hard work again! And all the others who contribute to this wonderful (but frustrating) contest! Cheers to all the participants!!
  2. Redemption Round 3rd round 3 bullseyes 3 points I should stop now while I'm ahead!
  3. May the grading gods have mercy on us all........and yep they're in!
  4. WOW! What the hell!!!??? I don't have a clue what I was looking at when I graded Superman #50. Score 11 that round for me with a big 5 on Supes alone! I am pretty much in agreement with everyone else on the other books. Very tough round!
  5. 9.0 IMHO I don't think that is a colour rub on the "L" in Marvel at the top of the page. I think it is a printing defect and would not effect your overall grade. Having said that, I wouldn't take my word for anything given my performance in the latest grading tournament LOL Thanks for posting!
  6. Yep, not gonna miss this time!!!! Grades are in! (The "shot in the dark" meme is not meant for Mike, sorry if it appeared that way)
  7. Ummmm......Not exactly what I meant when I said " I nailed it!" Avengers #10 = 9.0 (-2) Frankenstein #13 = 9.2 (0) Showcase #97 = 8.5 (-4) Spidey #252 = 8.0 (-1) Superman #75 = 9.0 (-2) TOTAL = (-9) I call Mulligan!!!!
  8. 9.2 IMHO soft corners and a number of spine tics would prevent this copy from grading any higher. I don't believe a clean and press would improve on this grade either. Thanks for sharing!
  9. 8.5 IMHO as the book stands, mostly due to the dirt and bottom corner bend. A clean and press should definitely help and I would think 9.4 or higher is achievable. Thanks for posting!
  10. 9.0 IMHO nice copy that could improve with a clean and press. Thanks for posting!
  11. 9.4 IMHO More and better pictures would be helpful, thanks for posting.
  12. 9.2 IMHO There are a number of small spine tics that could be improved with a C&P. There also appears to be scratches on the front cover just to the right of Wolverine's left eye in the black of his costume. I don't think there's anything that can be done to enhance this area. Maybe the OP can confirm if these scratches are there or not as they don't appear in the first full cover picture. Thanks for posting!
  13. 7.5 IMHO Nice copy but there are too many small defects that accumulate to effective the grade. I am not certain from the pictures provided that this book would benefit from a C&P. Thanks for posting!
  14. Staple tears are a common flaw on the ASM #361 similar to the gripper tears that are visible on the bottom of the back cover near the TSR ad. Many copies of this book exist that have been given a 9.8 grade by CGC and can be viewed on the Heritage Auctions website. Having said that, I think this book would benefit from a clean and press to remove the issues along the bottom of the front cover just below the 30th Anniversary label. 9.4 IMHO but 9.8 with C&P is not out of the question IMHO (unless there are undisclosed non-visible issues with this book) Nice copy, thanks for posting.
  15. The grades are submitted! Thank you once again for all your time and hard work putting this tournament together! It is truly appreciated by all!
  16. Mopsy #1 = 3.5 +1pt Revealing Romances #5 = 4.0 +3pt Dotty #36 = 4.0 +1pt Cutie Pie #3 = 7.0 +1pt Farmers Daughter #2 = 4.5 +1pt 7pts
  17. 9.2 IMHO You have a colour breaking spine tic, an indentation on the back lower LH side of the cover (near the word "Disk"), the bottom LH corner on the back cover has colour breaking crease and the lower RH corner back cover/LH corner front cover is slightly blunted. You might sqeak out a 9.4 but that would be tops in my opinion. Thanks for posting! (Please correct me if what I think I am seeing is not right)