As everyone knows, grading can at times be subjective. Additional photos are provided for you to make the best decision before purchasing. Great conditon with few defects. A clean and press would be a worthwhile investment.
I use the Overstreet grading scale in determination for the grades listed, but look at the photos for your assessment. Overstreet definition for the range of Fine. 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, with interior yellowing or tanning allowed, possibly including minor creases.
Corners may be blunted or abraded. Inks are generally bright with a moderate reduction in reflectivity.
Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. No obvious soiling, staining or other discoloration except for 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 slight accumulation of light stress lines may be present. In rare cases, a comic was not stapled at the bindery and therefore has a missing staple; this is not considered a defect. Any staple can be replaced on books up to Fine, but only vintage staples can be used on books from Very Fine to Near Mint. Mint books must have original staples.Paper is (no worse than) tan to cream, but not brown. No hint of acidity in the odor of the newsprint.
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. Eye appeal is somewhat reduced because of slight surface wear and the accumulation of small defects, especially on the spine and edges. A FINE condition comic book appears to have been read a few times and has been handled with moderate care. Some accumulation of minor bindery 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. 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 (no worse than) brown to tan and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. Centerfold may be loose but not detached. 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. Feel free to message for any additional questions or photos. Check back often for NEW listings! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Comics\Comics & Graphic Novels". The seller is "twobelieverscomicscardscollectiblesandmore" and is located in this country: US.
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