NostoNews, March 1, 2015
by Tommy Jasmin

Collector's Condition Grading Stickers

Here it is March already. I don't know if that means anything for you, but for me it's time to scramble and crunch numbers for the new pricing data due April 1st. And no, it's not an April Fool's joke if we tell you next update it's possible to get millions of dollars for a Detective Comics 27 in the right grade.

The only thing I want to do in this month's news is give a nice plug for what I feel is a cool project one of our Premium Subscribers is working on. User mbruni has brought to market professional looking grading stickers for all the rest of us - the collectors and dealers who grade our own books! I can't tell you how much I would have loved if some of my favorite dealers from the old days (like John Hauser and Joe Verenault to name a few) would have used a system like this at shows. You know, the guys whose grading you trust implicitly. When you are browsing at a show and want to home in on titles and grade ranges quick.

Collector's Condition Grading Stickers

And for myself, I spent years trying to come up a decent compromise for my own collection. In the end, I settled on a medium-sized Avery rectangular sticker, big enough to fit the numeric grade and some brief grading notes. But it went on the lower back corner of the book, so you always had to pull the book completely out of the box to check each grade. Anyway, I think mbruni has a great idea here and I'm going to check these out. I hope some of you do as well. Check out his new site,, and if you have any feedback for him, I'm sure he'd love to hear it.

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