Good Cover Gloss & Color. Please make sure to check Hi-Res SCANS carefully I grade as best as possible but I do understand that some grading standards are different and even CGC itself is inconsistent at times so again please make sure to check scans. I have been collecting and grading comic books for over 10 years.
I send books to be graded monthly and grade conservatively in order to please even the pickiest of buyers. Check in Daily/Weekly for New. Comics listed are checked to the best of our abilities and found to be. Stored In Smoke Free Adult Household.
MINT 9.9 to 10. (Rarely if ever give a comic this grade). The best possible existing condition of that comic book.It is very rare, especially in older vintage comic books, to discover a comic in these grades as they are virtually non-existent. NM+ to NM/M MINT 9.8. This is close to mint with few minor defects. Interior pages are almost always off-white/white or better. This is close to mint with some minor defects. Even though some defects are allowed in 9.6, certain defects, such as tape, are never allowed in this grade range. NM- to NM 9.2 to 9.4. This book is an excellent copy with great eye appeal.
The spine may have a couple of very small stress lines that break color. The spine is almost completely flat.
The cover is relatively flat with almost minimal surface wear and the cover inks are generally bright with high reflectivity. The inside pages and covers usually will be off-white/white, but can be cream/off-white with the absence of other defects.
VF to VF/NM 7.5 to 9.0. A VERY FINE comic book appears to have been read a few times and has been handled with care. These grades allow for some more defects than higher grades. Overall an above average copy and still very collectible.
Some of the above defects along with a fold or crease in the cover that breaks color. Some stress marks on spine. The cover has some slight surface wear but still has much of its original gloss.Sun shadows, dust shadows and tanning can be darker and have more of a visual impact than those in higher grades. A few small chips on the cover. FINE 5.5 to 7.0. This comic is still not as great as a higher grade but can still be a very desirable copy and have great eye appeal. Some cover discoloration, fading in colors and soiling is allowed. Books with slightly brittle pages cannot grade higher than 6.5 and generally are even lower in grade. Pages and inside covers could be brownish but not brittle.
VG to VG/Fine 3.5 to 5.0. These books are complete, but can have major creases, folds and defects. The inside paper quality can be low. Books with brittle pages cannot grade higher than 3.5 and generally are even lower in grade. Books in this grade are almost always creased or scuffed but readable.Cover gloss can be very low or sometimes no gloss at all. GOOD to G/VG 1.8 to 3.0.
We rarely sell these but these comics are ones that are still readable with numerous defects. All the defects of a VG comic with more significant wear. The inside paper quality might not be good and pieces of the pages may be missing. Books in this grade are almost always creased, scuffed, abraded and soiled, but readable. Large pieces can be missing from the cover.Long or many spine splits are possible. The cover and pages may be detached but not missing and is still in a "collectible" grade. A significant amount of tape may have been applied to cover and pages. FAIR 1.0 to 1.5. 1.5 FAIR / GOOD. A copy of a comic in this grade has all pages and most of the covers. A book in this condition is worn, ragged and unattractive.
Heavy creases and folds are prevalent. Paper quality can be very low. Coupons cut from cover and or inside pages. Panels can be clipped out. Parts of the front cover may be missing.
Soiling, staining, tears, markings or chunks missing will interfere with reading. The item "Uncanny X-Men #98 (9.0-9.2) NM- New XMen Sentinels App 1976 Bronze Age Key Issue" is in sale since Monday, June 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Bronze Age (1970-83)\Superhero\X-Men".The seller is "batmanestreasures" and is located in West Milford, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.