Why are 9.7s so uncommon?
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I've been looking through graded comics for the past month or so and I've seen 9.8s 9.6s etc etc but that 7th digit seems to never be there lol anyone know why? 

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Below 9.0, you’ll see only increments of 0.5:  0.5, 1.0, 1.5, etc., because those are the grades CGC gives. Above 9.0, CGC gives 9.2, 9.4, 9.6, 9.8, 9.9, and 10.0.  I was not aware that there was an experiment that allowed some 9.5’s, but I am confident  that Shadroch knows what he’s talking about.

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Consider perusing the Cgc website to get an idea of what available grades are

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On 7/2/2022 at 10:27 AM, shadroch said:

There is also the 0.3 grade for coverless books.  At least I'm pretty sure it must be coverless to earn the 0.3 grade.

Does CGC do that? Or just "the other guys"?

MCS uses .3 from time to time, which I appreciate. 

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On 7/2/2022 at 8:46 AM, KCOComics said:

Does CGC do that? Or just "the other guys"?

MCS uses .3 from time to time, which I appreciate. 

Could be. I know MCS does and I assumed it was the industry standard.   I just call them coverless. 

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CGC doesn't do 0.3 or 0.1 unlike some other graders.

CGC does do 1.8 for ... reasons. I don't know, I've never understood why that tier needed to exist.

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On 7/2/2022 at 9:50 AM, Travaran said:

I've been looking through graded comics for the past month or so and I've seen 9.8s 9.6s etc etc but that 7th digit seems to never be there lol anyone know why? 

So are 9.7s fake? Like does cgc legit not do those? Cause I'm seeing conflicting answers lol

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On 7/2/2022 at 2:16 PM, OtherMan said:

You are not seeing conflicting answers. There's no such thing as a 9.7. :makepoint:

If you saw one online it was phottoshopped.

So could someone list ALL the grades that are fake/don't exist? 

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On 7/2/2022 at 12:37 PM, Qalyar said:

CGC doesn't do 0.3 or 0.1 unlike some other graders.

CGC does do 1.8 for ... reasons. I don't know, I've never understood why that tier needed to exist.

The grading scale in common use has 25 steps. The numbers shoehorned in to represent the steps are arbitrary.

There isn't a bigger grading difference between 9.0 and 8.5 than between 9.0 and 9.2 just because there's a bigger difference between the numbers.

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On 7/2/2022 at 5:55 PM, Travaran said:

So could someone list ALL the grades that are fake/don't exist? 

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000003

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000005

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006...

...No.

 

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On 7/2/2022 at 6:10 PM, Lazyboy said:

The grading scale in common use has 25 steps. The numbers shoehorned in to represent the steps are arbitrary.

There isn't a bigger grading difference between 9.0 and 8.5 than between 9.0 and 9.2 just because there's a bigger difference between the numbers.

Right. It's just weird that they opted to slot the "extra" step at 1.8; alternatively, they couple have kept the progression consistent:

  • 0.5 per grade step up to 9.0
  • 0.2 per grade step up to 9.6
  • 0.1 per grade step thereafter.

Same number of grading tiers, but no one-off exception to the scale. But obviously, there's no changing the scale after the fact 

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On 7/2/2022 at 5:55 PM, Travaran said:

So could someone list ALL the grades that are fake/don't exist? 

No, because that list would go on to infinity.

As others have stated, the list of grades that CGC currently assigns is here.

https://www.cgccomics.com/grading/grading-scale/

There are a few 9.5’s out there as well, but CGC no longer uses 9.5.

So now you know all legitimate CGC grade numbers.  All other numbers are fake/don’t exist.

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On 7/2/2022 at 11:57 AM, OtherMan said:

https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/1013/

"Submitters will receive a No Grade (NG) designation on coverless or partial comics (e.g. wraps)"

https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/4326/CGC-no-grade-designation/

unless it was the  Master of the Universe interiors torn out of comics like Justice League America 208 and Batman 353, because CGC apparently really needs that teeny tiny amount of revenue because a few pennies is so much more important than reputation and perception to CGC.

:facepalm:

Image 1 - Masters of the Universe Special Preview Insert NN CGC 9.8 1982 3890301005

Master of the Universe preview was only available as a 16 page "insert". The "insert" was attached with the same staples as the main title's pages. Pages 8 and 9 of the "insert" form the centerfold of all complete issues in which it was included. It was not released by DC as a stand-alone. Master of the Universe preview appears in the following Nov 1982 cover dated DC Comics:

Action Comics #537
All-Star Squadron #15
Arak Son of Thunder #15
Batman #353
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #9
Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1
DC Comics Presents #51
Detective Comics #520
The Fury of Firestorm #6
Justice League of America #208
Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #293
New Adventures of Superboy #35
New Teen Titans #25
Superman #377
Warlord #63
Wonder Woman #297

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On 7/2/2022 at 8:23 AM, revat said:

Consider perusing the Cgc website to get an idea of what available grades are

What?!  Asking someone to perform the absolute basic requisite research?  Surely you can't be serious.

On 7/2/2022 at 3:55 PM, Travaran said:

So could someone list ALL the grades that are fake/don't exist? 

facepalm.gif

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