PGM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 1st Printing
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I sure hope I’m not wearing out my welcome with all of these requests. I’m finding your input informative and fascinating. 
iI bought this for $29.95, from a great comic book store in NJ (Tem Dee Comics), a year or two after it was released. 

Again I’ve tried my best to take pictures that show the overall condition of the book as well as flaws I’ve noticed. 
thanks in advance. Your grading is greatly appreciated!

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On 12/1/2021 at 8:11 PM, Ali Carpenter said:

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Oof!   This is not a position I'd ever use to photograph a high-grade or valuable comic.  (tsk)  It's akin to Russian Roulette: you may survive the first few pulls; but, eventually, your luck will run out.  :gossip:

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On 12/2/2021 at 3:16 AM, zzutak said:

Oof!   This is not a position I'd ever use to photograph a high-grade or valuable comic.  (tsk)  It's akin to Russian Roulette: you may survive the first few pulls; but, eventually, your luck will run out.  :gossip:

Agreed!!!  I almost fell out of my chair!!! :ohnoez:

From the pics, I'd say 9.0 with a press.

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On 12/3/2021 at 12:06 PM, Galen130 said:

Agreed!!!  I almost fell out of my chair!!! :ohnoez:

From the pics, I'd say 9.0 with a press.

Lesson learned! Thank you both for warning me about taking a spine picture like that in the future. I’m saying this honestly, no sarcasm or anger. 

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On 12/3/2021 at 3:19 PM, Ali Carpenter said:

Lesson learned! Thank you both for warning me about taking a spine picture like that in the future. I’m saying this honestly, no sarcasm or anger. 

Understood.  We didn't take it that way...I think I can speak for @zzutak.  We're all here to estimate, learn, AND teach. (thumbsu

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I struggle to offer grades above 9.0 but this one's up around there! Striking cover!. So long as you stick to the 3 a day limit set in this threads rules, we won't get fed up! This is a very good thread to test out the grading skills on and benefits the poster, so post on my friend, post on!

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I'm not a "press everything" guy, but I'd have this one pressed. That should take care of the bend at FC UR, reduce (or maybe eliminate) the corner trauma at BC LL, and improve the BC UR. I think the couple spots of color loss at BC UR are going to be controlling for the final grade here, especially if that LL corner cleans up nicely.

So I'd say 8.5-9.0 now (those broad bends at the top are guaranteed to press out, but they're large by area, and that earns bigger hits), but 9.2-9.4 post press depending on how well that corner recovers.

Also, nice book.

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