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  • Posted: November 10, 2010 2:44:11 pm
  • Disregard; posted bad link....Embarassed

    Last edited November 15, 2010 1:05:40 am
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  • Posted: November 12, 2010 1:56:27 pm
  • If you guys need more information, like pictures Drool I have received the book. But the slabbing is much thicker than my other CGC comics Eh?

    Last edited November 12, 2010 1:57:06 pm
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  • Posted: November 12, 2010 3:27:59 pm
  • Book are you fratenizing with the enemy? Twisted Evil

    I tried going to the link to see if anyone said anything, but I couldn't access it.
    Favorite Quote: "You're not just some guy in a bat costume are you? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! - Justice League #1, 2011"

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  • Posted: November 12, 2010 8:28:12 pm
  • dough boy said:
    Book are you fraternizing with the enemy?Twisted Evil


    Not at all, D.B.; my #1 comic site will always be CBR. You should be honored, though; JMO, the other site looks like it was inspired by your site.

    Will try to post again with this topic; with your express permission, of course.



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    Crisis on Infinite Earths DC/Wal-Mart 100-pg Giant


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  • Posted: November 12, 2010 8:38:46 pm
  • Oh I am just teasing you...there is room for everyone I guess.

    I was just curious why when I clicked on that link I couldn't get to it...wasn't sure if I had to log in or not.
    Favorite Quote: "You're not just some guy in a bat costume are you? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! - Justice League #1, 2011"

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  • Posted: October 29, 2011 5:06:46 pm
  • Hi to all. I just joined up and I'm pleased that I found this site. The reason I found it is because of an auction I ran across on eBay a few minutes ago. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-222-CGC-9-0-VF-NM-DC-1970-Beatles-cover-/110761848814?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5336824214&toolid=10001&pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item19c9ebafee#ht_709wt_952.

    This is for a copy of Batman # 222, CGC "Qualified" 9.0. It's qualified because the cover is detached at the bottom staple. Now, as I'm sure you all know, the highest grade Overstreet allows for a comic with a "detached at one staple" cover is 3.0. This seller has a Buy-It-Now price of $299.99 for this copy. The value in the current Overstreet for this issue in 9.0 is $76.00. I haven't even figured up what it guides at for 3.0 condition. In short, this seller wants almost 4 times the 9.0 value for a 3.0 copy! I can't blame CGC for this seller's insane BIN price, but I do blame them for using "Qualified" grades, which is one of the biggest jokes I've ever seen, when it comes to grading a comic book. It's either in 9.0 or 3.0 condition, and my money's on 3.0. It's taking a lot of willpower for me to not email the seller and ask him is he crazy. CGC's response to Larry at the beginning of this thread really drives home the truth to me concerning how impartial CGC is when it comes to grading. It's all about the money, not grading accurately. I'm sorry if I bother anyone in here with my opinion, but I feel that CGC should close it's doors, because as the owner of Tomorrow's Treasures stated, it's in CGC's interest to inflate grades, and that's just what they do.

    Once again, I'm glad I found this site, and I wish you all well. I'd love to hear other's opinions about CGC.

    (Another) Larry
  • Posted: March 31, 2014 11:00:21 am
  • the thing is that they do tell you why they give it a grade of qualified. With that information it is up to you to decide if you want to buy it. I side with the CGC on that
  • Posted: March 31, 2014 11:08:02 am
  • Yeah...but if the industry standard says a book should be X with flaw Y, but CGC says hey, we will grade it as a Z with flaw Y and just put "qualified" on it, doesn't that essentially rewrite the industry standard to be more of a, this is a Gem Mint 10.0 with these few flaws. You should then decide what you think the value should be...
    Favorite Quote: "You're not just some guy in a bat costume are you? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! - Justice League #1, 2011"

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  • Posted: April 1, 2014 7:46:47 am
  • in all fairness they have become the standard
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