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mbruni



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As an experiment, I sent 2 copies of the same issue to be graded and slabbed by CGC and CBCS. Amazing Spiderman 194 and Journey into Mystery 24. Both were very close visually to condition. And thanks to Nosto’s 3rd party value grading chart, you can see the $pread. You really can’t see the differences here on this post due to the low resolution images, but you get the idea. My next experiment I will try to get all 3 Grading services on the same condition book including PGX in the mix also. Judge for yourself.
Also, I have a bone to pick with ALL 3 grading services when it comes to the top left hand numerical graded area of the slabbed book, that area is BLANK, EMPTY, VOID, the LETTER GRADE Is missing! It would be nice to correct that! Is there a DIY product that places the letter grade on the slabbed book without distracting from the overall look? Maybe it’s time that someone creates a “fix” for this anomaly.

It's"fixed". Here is an excerpt from Nostomania's July 2020 Premium Subscriber NostoNews,"...What's Mario Up To?

Most of you know I love to hear about side projects my Premium Subscribers are working on, and try to help promote them when it feels right. One member, mbruni, created those grading labels I like so much several years ago, and published the 4-issue Mars Attacks series that is now on the site (https://www.nostomania.com/servlets/price-guide-and-sales-history/Mars-Attacks-1?cat=comics&run_id=18784&item_id=214031&page=1). Mario's latest creation is a clear-gloss label for slabbed books that adds the now conspicuously missing letter grade many of us are used to. Early slabbed comics had the grade name and number, for example NM/MT 9.8. The slabs evolved to show the numeric value in large font in the upper-left corner of the slab. This change I assume was made so buyers could identify the grade of for-sale items at shows from a distance.

For some reason with this change they dropped the grade name. Personally and on the site I always include both grade name and number when referring to an item. For all slabbed coins, this is still the norm. For example you'd see PCGS MS-63 on your coin, not just PCGS 63 (MS standing for "Mint State"). Mario believes that instead of just "9.4", many collectors still want to see and know the letter grade, "NM". See the pic below for an example, and pop over to his site (https://www.comicbookgradinglabels.com/labels/) to see this new creation, and all the other label products he has available."

Thank You Tommy Jasmin!

GRADER NOTES:
CGC - Comic Description:
Amazing Spider-Man 194 7/79 Marvel Comics
light tears to cover
moderate bends to cover
moderate creasing to cover
moderate spine stress lines to cover
small, light, multiple indent front cover.

CBCS - Amazing Spider-Man #194
Marvel 7 1979
Variant: Newsstand Edition
7.0 Certified White
spstr breaks color
light surface wear, dirt & color rubs

CGC - Journey Into Mystery 24 5/55 Atlas Comics
light bends to cover
light cover tanning
light staple rust
light tears to cover
moderate creasing to cover
moderate spine stress lines to cover
moderate staining to cover
small miswrap whole book

CBCS - Journey Into Mystery #24
Atlas 5 1955
4.5
Certified
Off-White/White
10" vertical crease center front cover breaks color
spine stress breaks color
general cover wear, bends & creases
small edge tears back cover
small stain through top spine
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mbruni - Still think a great experiment would be to send the exact same copy to all three grading companies: CGC, CBCS, PGX. A big endeavor that would take lots of time (compound turnaround time of all three companies, ouch!).
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Yes. I am thinking of doing that, and put it to rest for good!
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