I was lucky enough to score a 1:25 variant of Batman 96. I didn’t notice it at the shop, and maybe it happened while in my care, but there is a ding in the top left corner of the book.
While looking at the book’s cover you can’t really notice it, but of you look at the spine / binding you can see a soft, white corner.
I’ve never had a comic graded before, and I am super excited to own this book as it is my FIRST first appearance & first cover (ratioed) my only other first appearance/first cover is Venom 26 for Virus. Also, as I am more of a DC guy and as my name suggests, a huge Batman fan, I am extra excited for a Batman first/first.
I have also included pics of my Venom 25 that has a slight tear in the top left corner as well. Also a similar defect in the bottom left corner. I understand that this is fairly common with larger books and many of the sold copies that I have viewed on eBay have similar damage / defect. Perhaps that won’t effect final grade as drastically as I initially feared?
I know none of these will grade mint or gem mint, but if i can preserve them at a 9.6 or better I’d be happy.
Thank you for your time and opinions!