Don Rosa Art SIGNED Uncle Scrooge #325 CGC 9.4 WT 2ND HIGHEST Disney Donald Duck For Sale

Don Rosa Art SIGNED Uncle Scrooge #325 CGC 9.4 WT 2ND HIGHEST Disney Donald Duck


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Uncle Scrooge #325 Signed By Don Rosa (CGC 9.4 = 2ND HIGHEST GRADE)!

UNCLE SCROOGE #325 (JANUARY 2004)

HAND SIGNED BY DON ROSA

CGC 9.4 (2ND HIGHEST GRADE)!!!

 

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ITEM CONDITION & DESCRIPTION:

 

*  Uncle Scrooge #325 (January 2004) = CGC 9.4 (Near Mint, White pages). 

 

  *  CGC Notes:  Signature Series.  Signed by Don Rosa on 03-13-2010.  Don Rosa story & art.  Daniel Branca cover.

 

  *  Cover = Daniel Branca & Gary Leach.

  *  Stories & art by:  Carl Barks, Daniel Branca, John Clark, Susan Daigle-Leach, Per Hedman, Daan Jippes, Gary Leach, Scott Rockwell, Don Rosa, Willie Schubert, & Dan Shane.
 

CGC GRADING SCALE:

 

10.0 = Gem Mint. 9.9 = Mint (MT). 9.8 = Near Mint/Mint (NM/MT). 9.6 = Near Mint + (NM+). 9.4 = Near Mint (NM). 9.2 = Near Mint - (NM-). 9.0 = Very Fine/Near Mint (VF/NM). 8.5 = Very Fine + (VF+). 8.0 = Very Fine (VF). 7.5 = Very Fine - (VF-).  7.0 = Fine/Very Fine (FN/VF). 6.5 = Fine + (FN+). 6.0 = Fine (FN). 5.5 = Fine - (FN-). 5.0 = Very Good/Fine (VG/FN). 4.5 = Very Good + (VG+). 4.0 = Very Good (VG). 3.5 = Very Good - (VG-). 3.0 = Good/Very Good (GD/VG). 2.5 = Good + (GD+). 2.0 = Good (GD). 1.8 = Good - (GD-). 1.5 = Fair/Good (FR/GD). 1.0 = Fair (FR). 0.5 = Poor (PR).

CGC GRADING DEFINITIONS as described by the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and used by CGC:

10.0 GEM MINT (GM): An exceptional example of a given book - the best ever seen. Only the slightest bindery or printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity. Corners are cut square and sharp. Spine is tight and flat. Staples must be original, centered and clean with no rust. Paper is white, supple and fresh. No interior autographs or owner signatures.

9.9 MINT (MT): Near perfect in every way. Only subtle bindery or printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and minimal fading. Corners are cut square and sharp. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. Spine is tight and flat. Staples must be original, generally centered and clean with no rust. Paper is white, supple and fresh.

9.8 NEAR MINT/MINT (NM/MT): Nearly perfect in every way with only minor imperfections that keep it from the next higher grade. Only subtle bindery or printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and minimal fading. Corners are cut square and sharp. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. Spine is tight and flat. Staples must be original, generally centered and clean with no rust. Paper is white, supple and fresh. Only the slightest interior tears are allowed.

9.6 NEAR MINT+ (NM+): Nearly perfect with a minor additional virtue or virtues that raise it from Near Mint. Only subtle bindery or printing defects are allowed. No bindery tears are allowed, although on Golden Age books bindery tears of up to 1/8" have been noted. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and a minimum of fading. One corner may be almost imperceptibly blunted, but still almost sharp and cut square. Almost imperceptible indentations are permissible, but no creases, bends, or color breaks. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. Spine is tight and flat. Staples must be original, generally centered, with only the slightest discoloration. Paper is off-white, supple and fresh. Only the slightest interior tears are allowed.

9.4 NEAR MINT (NM): 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.

9.2 NEAR MINT– (NM–): Nearly perfect with only a minor additional defect or defects that keep it from Near Mint. A limited number of minor bindery/printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with only the slightest dimming of reflectivity. Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted. A 1/16-1/8" 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 may show some discoloration. Almost no stress lines. Paper is off-white to cream, supple and fresh. Slight interior tears are allowed.

9.0 VERY FINE/NEAR MINT (VF/NM): Nearly perfect with outstanding eye appeal. A limited number of bindery/printing defects are allowed. Cover is almost flat with almost imperceptible wear. Inks are bright with slightly diminished reflectivity. An 1/8" bend is allowed if color is not broken. Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted but no creases. Several lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable. Very minor foxing. Spine is tight and flat. Staples may show some discoloration. Only the slightest staple tears are allowed. A very minor accumulation of stress lines may be present if they are nearly imperceptible. Paper is off-white to cream and supple. Very minor interior tears may be present.

8.5 VERY FINE+ (VF+): Fits the criteria for Very Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

8.0 VERY FINE (VF): An excellent copy with outstanding eye appeal. A limited accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Cover is relatively flat with minimal surface wear beginning to show, possibly including some minute wear at corners. Inks are generally bright with moderate to high reflectivity. An unnoticeable 1/4" crease is acceptable if color is not broken. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. Minor foxing. Spine is almost completely flat with a possible minor color break. Staples may show some discoloration. Very slight staple tears and a few almost insignificant stress lines may be present. Paper is cream to tan and supple. Centerfold is mostly secure. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present.

7.5 VERY FINE– (VF–): Fits the criteria for Very Fine but with an additional defect or small accumulation of defects that detracts from the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

7.0 FINE/VERY FINE (FN/VF): An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with outstanding eye appeal. A small accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear beginning to show, possibly including minor creases. Corners may be blunted. Inks are generally bright with a moderate reduction in reflectivity. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. Minor foxing. The slightest spine roll may be present, as well as a possible moderate color break. Staples may show some discoloration. Slight staple tears and a small accumulation of light stress lines may be present. Slight rust migration. Paper is cream to tan. Centerfold is mostly secure. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present.

6.5 FINE+ (FN+): Fits the criteria for Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

6.0 FINE (FN): An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects. Some accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases. Inks show a significant reduction in reflectivity. Blunted corners are more common, as is minor staining, soiling, discoloration, and/or foxing. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. A minor spine roll is allowed. There can also be a 1/4" spine split or severe color break. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and a few slight stress lines may be present, as well as minor rust migration. Paper is tan to brown and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. Centerfold may be loose.

5.5 FINE– (FN–): Fits the criteria for Fine but with an additional defect or small accumulation of defects that detracts from the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

5.0 VERY GOOD/FINE (VG/FN): An above-average but well-used comic book. An accumulation of bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor to moderate cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases and/or dimples. Inks have moderate to low reflectivity. Blunted corners are increasingly common, as is minor to moderate staining, discoloration, and/or foxing. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. A minor to moderate spine roll is allowed. A spine split of up to 1/2" may be present. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and minor stress lines may also be present, as well as minor rust migration. Paper is tan to brown with no signs of brittleness. Centerfold may be loose. Minor interior tears may also be present.

4.5 VERY GOOD+ (VG): Fits the criteria for Very Good but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

4.0 VERY GOOD (VG): The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Cover reflectivity is low. Can have moderate creases or dimples. Corners may be blunted. Store stamps, name stamps, arrival dates, initials, etc. have no effect on this grade. Some discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor soiling is allowed. As much as a 1/4" triangle can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" square is also acceptable. Only minor unobtrusive tape and other amateur repair allowed on otherwise high grade copies. Moderate spine roll may be present and/or a 1" spine split. Staples may be discolored. Minor to moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple.

3.5 VERY GOOD– (VG–): Fits the criteria for Very Good but with an additional defect or small accumulation of defects that detracts from the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

3.0 GOOD/VERY GOOD (GD/VG): A used comic book showing some substantial wear. Cover shows significant wear, and may be loose or even detached at one staple. Cover reflectivity is very low. Can have a book-length crease and/or dimples. Corners may be blunted or even rounded. Discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor to moderate soiling is allowed. A triangle from 1/4" to 1/2" can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" to 1/4" square is also acceptable. Tape and other amateur repair may be present. Moderate spine roll likely. May have a spine split of anywhere from 1" to 1-1/2". Staples may be rusted or replaced. Minor to moderate staple tears and moderate stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present.

2.5 GOOD+ (GD+): Fits the criteria for Good but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

2.0 GOOD (GD): Shows substantial wear; often considered a "reading copy." Cover shows significant wear and may even be detached. Cover reflectivity is low and in some cases completely absent. Book-length creases and dimples may be present. Rounded corners are more common. Moderate soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing may be present. The largest piece allowed missing from the front or back cover is usually a 1/2" triangle or a 1/4" square, although some Silver Age books such as 1960s Marvels have had the price corner box clipped from the top left front cover and may be considered Good if they would otherwise have graded higher. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are common in Silver Age and older books. Spine roll is likely. May have up to a 2" spine split. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached. Moderate interior tears may be present.

1.8 GOOD– (GD–): Fits the criteria for Good but with an additional defect or small accumulation of defects that detracts from the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount.

1.5 FAIR/GOOD (FR/GD): Shows substantial to heavy wear. Books in this grade are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded, soiled, and possibly unattractive, but still generally readable. Cover shows considerable wear and may be detached. Almost no cover reflectivity remaining. Book-length creases, tears and folds may be present. Rounded corners are increasingly common. Soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing is generally present. Up to 1/10 of the back cover may be missing. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are increasingly common in Silver Age and older books. Spine roll is common. May have a spine split between 2" and 2/3 the length of the book. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Staple tears and stress lines are common, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown and may show brittleness around the edges. Acidic odor may be present. Centerfold may be loose or detached. Interior tears are common.

1.0 FAIR (FR): Shows heavy wear. Some collectors consider this the lowest collectible grade because comic books in lesser condition are usually incomplete and/or brittle. Cover may be detached, and inks have lost all reflectivity. Creases, tears and/or folds are prevalent. Corners are commonly rounded or absent. Soiling and staining is present. Books in this condition generally have all pages and most of the covers, although there may be up to 1/4 of the front cover missing or no back cover, but not both. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are more common. Spine roll is more common; spine split can extend up to 2/3 the length of the book. Staples may be missing or show rust and discoloration. An accumulation of staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown and may show brittleness around the edges but not in the central portion of the pages. Acidic odor may be present. Accumulation of interior tears. Chunks may be missing. The centerfold may be missing if readability is generally preserved. Coupons may be cut.

0.5 POOR (PR): Sufficiently degraded to the point where there is little or no collector value; easily identified by a complete absence of eye appeal. Brittle almost to the point of turning to dust with a touch, and usually incomplete. Extreme fading may render the cover almost indiscernible. May have extremely severe stains, mildew or heavy cover abrasion to the point that some cover inks are indistinct/absent. Covers may be detached with large chunks missing. Can have extremely ragged edges and extensive creasing. Corners are rounded or virtually absent. Covers may have been defaced with paints, varnishes, glues, oil, indelible markers or dyes, and may have suffered heavy water damage. Can also have extensive amateur repairs such as laminated covers. Extreme spine roll present; can have extremely ragged spines or a complete, book-length split. Staples can be missing or show extreme rust and discoloration. Extensive staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as extreme rust migration. Paper exhibits moderate to severe brittleness (where the comic book literally falls apart when examined). Extreme acidic odor may be present. Extensive interior tears. Multiple pages, including the centerfold, may be missing that affect readability. Coupons may be cut.

 

ADDITIONAL GRADING CRITERIA:

 

MINT (MT) TO GEM MINT = 9.9/10.0 TO 10.0/10.0:

 

*  Almost perfect in every way, like new (not a single flaw anywhere on the book/comic book with the exception of subtle bindery or printing defects).

 

*  Cover = Flat, centered, and secure with no surface wear;

*  Inks = bright with high reflectivity; corners square and sharp;

*  Staples = centered and clean.

*  Paper = Supple and fresh;

*  Spine = Tight and flat.

*  Comics are VERY RARE in MINT. Think "hot off the presses."  There are those who would argue that, once a comic has hit the newsstand, it is no longer MINT.

 

NEAR MINT- (NM-) TO NEAR MINT/MINT (NM/MT) = 9.2/10.0 TO 9.8/10.0:

 

(A)  Overall, the condition of this book/comic book is beautiful.

 

*  Cover = flat, centered, and secure with no surface wear.

*  Inks = bright with high reflectivity and a minimum of fading.

*  Corners = square and sharp with only slight blunting.

*  Staples = centered and clean.

*  Paper = supple and like new.

*  Spine = tight and flat.

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have no autographs.

 

(C)  Defects allowed with this grade if nominal = Corner bends; spine stress marks; page tips nicked during production; slight browning if comic is older; off-center printing; cover scuff marks.

  *  Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have very few, if any, of the above defects.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = Tears; writing; rubber stamps; tape; missing pieces; fingerprints; water stains; browning if comic is newer; spine roll.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have none of the above defects.

 

(E)  Plus or Minus Signs (ex. NM+ or NM-) = Widely used to grade books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

VERY FINE- (VF-) TO VERY FINE/NEAR MINT (VF/NM) = 7.5/10.0 TO 9.0/10.0:

 

(A)  Overall, excellent book/comic book with outstanding eye appeal.

 

*  Cover = sharp, bright, and clean.

*  Inks = bright with high reflectivity and a minimum of fading.

*  Corners = square and sharp with some visible blunting.

*  Staples = centered and clean.

*  Paper = supple with minor off-white to yellowish discoloration.

*  Spine = minor spine wear.

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have no autographs.

 

(C)  Defects allowed with this grade if nominal = Minor tears (1/8 inch); corner bends; spine stress marks; slightly loose staples; page tips nicked during production; slight browning if comic is older; off-center printing; cover scuff marks.

  *  Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have very few, if any, of the above defects.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = Writing; rubber stamps; tape; missing pieces; fingerprints; water stains; browning if comic is newer; spine roll.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have none of the above defects.

 

(E)  Plus or Minus Signs (ex. VF+ or VF-) = Widely used to grade books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

FINE- (FN-) TO FINE/VERY FINE (FN/VF) = 5.5/10.0 TO 7.0/10.0:

 

(A)  An above average copy with attractive appearance that shows some wear.  The item has been read a few times and handled with moderate care.  This item is still a highly desirable collectible.

 

*  Cover = Relatively flat, clean, and glossy with small creases and a few small edge tears; minimal soiling.

*  Inks = Beginning to show a significant reduction in reflectivity.

*  Corners =  lightly worn corners.

*  Staples = Light staple rust but not stain on surrounding areas.

*  Paper = Minor yellowing/tanning of interior pages; no more than a few tiny paper flakes missing; small tears repaired on blank reverse side are generally acceptable if the front image is not badly affected.

*  Spine = Light spine wear; minor surface wear; slight crease.

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs; international or Stars & Stripes stamps.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have no autographs

 

(C)  Defects allowed if nominal = Minor tears (1/4 inch); corner bends; spine stress marks; slightly loose staples; price neatly penciled in interior; missing pieces (1/8 in. sq.); fingerprints; humidity stains but not wrinkling or warping; browning but not brittle; spine roll; off-center printing; cover scuff marks.

  *  Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have very few, if any, of the above defects.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = Tape; water stains.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have none of the above defects.

 

(E)  Plus or Minus Signs (ex. FN+ or FN-) = Widely used to grade books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

VERY GOOD- (VG-) TO VERY GOOD/FINE (VG/FN) = 3.5/10.0 TO 5.0/10.0:

 

(A)  An above-average but well used book/comic book.  A comic in this grade shows some moderate wear; eye appeal is somewhat reduced because of the accumulation of defects.  The comic or book is still a desirable copy because it has been handled with some care.

 

*  Cover = One or two markings on cover may be present.  Cover shows moderate to significant wear and may be loose but not completely detached. Minor to moderate staining, discoloration, and/or foxing may be present.

 

*  Inks = Inks have major to extreme reduction in reflectivity.  Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present.

*  Corners = Corners may be noticeably blunted or abrated.

*  Staples = Staples show minor discoloration.  An accumulation of minor stable tears and an accumulation of minor stress lines may be present.

*  Paper = Paper is brown to tan with no signs of brittleness.  May have the faintest trace of an acidic odor.  Centerfold may be loose but no detached.  Minor tears may also be present.

*  Spine = A minor to moderate spine roll is allowed.  A spine split of up to 1/2" may be present.

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs; several minor tears or one major tear; corner bends; spine stress marks; staples loose but fully joined with no tearing; international, Stars & Stripes, and store stamps; missing pieces if smaller than postage stamp; fingerprints; browning but not brittle; off-center printing.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have no autographs

 

(C)  Defects allowed if nominal = Price neatly penciled in interior or on cover; small single-drop water stain; spine roll; cover folds but not bent in half; cover scuff marks.

  * Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have very few, if any, of the above defects.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = Tape.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have none of the above defects.

 

(E) Plus or Minus Signs (ex. VG+ or VG-) = Widely used to grade books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

GOOD- (GD-) TO GOOD/VERY GOOD = 1.8/10.0 TO 3.0/10.0: 

 

(A)  The book/comic book shows substantial wear; often considered a "reading copy."

 

* Cover = Cover shows significant wear and may even be detached at one or more staples.  Cover reflectivity is low and in some cases completely absent.  Book length creases and dimples may be present.  The largest piece allowed missing from the front or back cover is usually a 1/2" triangle or a 1/4" square.

 

*  Inks = Inks have major to extreme reduction in reflectivity.  In some cases, the inks on the pages are faint.  Stamped, minor markings, or inked arrival dates are usually present. 

*  Corners = Rounded corners are visible and are more common.

*  Staples = Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing.  Moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration. 

*  Paper = Paper is brown and aged, but not brittle.  Moderate soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing may be present.  Centerfold may be loose or detached.  Moderate interior tears may be present.

*  Spine = Spine roll is likely.  May have up to a 2" spine split. 

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs; tears short of cover torn in half; corner bends; spine stress marks; loose staples with some rust; writing allowed except in excess (detracts from interior); rubber stamps except in excess; missing pieces (2 in. sq. cover, 3 in. sq. back, 1 in. sq. interior corners); clipped coupons from back; fingerprints; browning and slightly brittle; spine roll; folds; off-center printing; cover scuff marks.

 

*  Unless stated in the item description, all of these books/comic books with this grade have no autographs

 

(C)  Defects allowed with this grade if nominal = Spine tears (1/4 inch); moderate taping; moderate water stains.

  *  Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = None.

 

(E) Plus or Minus Signs (ex. GD+ or GD-) = Widely used to grade books/comic books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

FAIR (FR) TO FAIR/GOOD (FR/GD) = 1.0/10.0 TO 1.5/10.0:

 

(A)  A book/comic book in fairly bad shape.

 

--Heavily read and soiled but complete.

--Commonly known as "bottom feeder" material.

--Books/comic books that have been damaged beyond standard collectibility are FAIR.

 

(B)  Defects allowed with this grade = Autographs; tears short of cover being torn in half; corner bends; spine stress marks and tears (1 inch); loose staples with rust; writing allowed except in excess (detracts from interior); rubber stamps except in excess; tape except in excess; missing pieces and clipped coupons as long as story can be read; fingerprints; water stains except in excess; browning and brittle; spine roll; folds; off-center printing; cover scuff .

 

(C)  Defects allowed with this grade if nominal = All.

  * Nominal is defined as "barely noticeable", and that any defect--even if allowed--will drop the book a full grade if extreme.

 

(D)  Defects not allowed with this grade = None.

 

(E) Plus or Minus Signs (ex. FR+ or FR-) = Widely used to grade books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.

 

POOR (PR) = 0.5/10.0:  

 

*  Sufficiently degraded so as to have little or no collector value.

*  Often severely stained, abraded, defaced, or damaged beyond readability.

*  Books/Comic books molested in bizarre rituals are POOR.

 

DEFECTS ALLOWED = Anything short of book being torn in half.

ALLOWED IF NOMINAL = All.

 

DEFECTS NOT ALLOWED = None.

 

COVERLESS = Many comics have lost their covers yet the interiors are still intact. There is demand for these books if they are valuable older books, especially for the purposes of historical preservation.

 

PLUS OR MINUS SIGNS (ex. PR+ or PR-):  Widely used to grade books/comic books a bit above or below one of the basic grades.


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