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Posts posted by timfinz

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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)