#5033858 - 08/23/1106:05 PMRe: Opinions on Page Quality/Color?
Ted KnightTed Knight
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C/OW pages on anything newer than 1945 is a definite deal breaker. Before 1945, one sometimes has such a limited choice of copies available in any reasonable time period, that cream pages (or worse) may have to be acceptable.
WANTED (in higher grade to very high grade): *Astonishing 3, 4, 5 *Authentic Police Cases 7-28 *Danger 6, 7, 8 *Famous Funnies 211-216 *Horrific 1-13 *Impact 1 *Marvel Boy 1, 2 *Master Comics 27-40, 42-45 *My Life 5, 6, 7, 10, 13 *Strange Worlds 4, 5 *Wow Comics 9, 10, 13, 18
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I prefer OW-W or better when I can find it, but I will buy books with lesser PQ if they have nice structure and present well for the grade. In the pre-hero Marvels that make up a big focus of my collection PQ takes a big backseat to grade, and I would gladly buy CR-OW books that make the grade. I am really reluctant to get into the tan/brittle sphere though, particularly in the SA I collect.
Finally complete! Now I would like to upgrade to 7.0-8.0 copies of Amazing Adventures #3 & 6.
I'm OK with Cream to Off White and above. But CGC PQ seems a bit all over the place. I have some slabs with different PQ which I honestly can't see the difference.
I also comes down to the book. On some books (Daredevil 1, Avengers 4 for example) the whiteness of the pages makes a lot of difference to the desirability, but with things like Hulk 1 and Avengers 1 it doesn't make too much difference.
I persoanlly i don't mind my books looking a little on the 'vintage' side. The patina often adds charm.
I've got this bug baaaaaaaad.
I collect mid-to-high-grade (7.0 and up) Golden Age and Atom Age, and Cream-to-Off-White is a deal breaker for me. I also don't get how books with that page quality can be slabbed as NM (which I see regularly) or even VF. The CGC needs to give far more weight to page quality.