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*Grade Is In" The Mighty Thor 337
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That book looks Immaculate, however, I will not assign a grade higher than NM 9.4 to any book I do not have in front of me, so...

9.4 NEAR MINT (NM):  Back to Top
Nearly perfect with only minor imperfections that keep it from the next higher grade. Subtle bindery/printing defects are allowed. Bindery tears must be less than 1/16" on Silver Age and later books, although on Golden Age books bindery tears of up to 1/4" have been noted. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and a minimum of fading. Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted. A 1/16" bend is permitted with no color break. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. Slight foxing. Spine is tight and flat. Staples are generally centered; may have slight discoloration. Almost no stress lines. Paper is off-white to cream, supple and fresh. Slight interior tears are allowed.

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On 6/29/2022 at 3:05 PM, Hiro said:

9.2! Scrolling through the pics was thinking 9.6

What brought it down to 9.2, the corners?
Are there grader notes?

Can anyone read the Cert. #? I tried, but my eyes clearly aren't good enough

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