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Default Indy's Comic Grading Guide

Here's the 100 point system I use to pre-grade my comics. I thought it might help you guys get a better handle on grading your issues if you don't already have your own guide. Addtional definitons of terms used in the grading guide like Spine Roll, etc..
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INDY COMICS 100 POINT GRADING WORKSHEET
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COVER GLOSS (Base Score 10) ____ Double Cover
_____ (10) FULL GLOSS
_____ (5) SEMI GLOSS
_____ (0) NO GLOSS

WEAR (Base Score 10) - General Condition of overall book
_____ (10) NO WEAR
_____ (5) MINOR WEAR (small dings, defects from printer, looks like it was handled a little)
_____ (0) MODERATE WEAR (partial creases, spine wear, looks read)
_____ (-10) SIGNIFICANT WEAR (shows substantial color loss, dings, spine wear, looks well read)

SPINE ROLL (Base Score 10)
_____ (10) NO SPINE ROLL
_____ (5) MINOR SPINE ROLL
_____ (0) PRONOUNCED SPINE ROLL

CREASES/WRINKLES/BENDS (Base Score 10) ____ Front ____ Back
_____ (10) NO EVENTS (event must run from one edge to another, otherwise is graded under WEAR)
_____ (-5 per event) (1) (2) (3) (4+) max deduction = -10

SOIL/DISCOLORATION (base score 10)
_____ (10) NO SOIL
_____ (5) MINOR SOIL - visible basically on back of book
_____ (0) MODERATE SOIL - visible front and back, minor writing on book
_____ (-10) SIGNIFICANT SOIL - heavy discoloration front and back, any water spots, significant writing

LOOSE CENTERFOLD (base score 10) ____ one staple from printer
_____ (10) CENTERFOLD TIGHT (attached both staples)
_____ (5) CENTERFOLD LOOSE (attached 1 staple)
_____ (0) CENTERFOLD FREE (centerfold present but not attached)

LOOSE COVER (base score 10)
_____ (10) COVER TIGHT (attached both staples)
_____ (5) COVER LOOSE (attached 1 staple)
_____ (0) COVER FREE (cover present but not attached)

TEARS (base score 10)
_____ (10) NO EVENTS (event must not have material loss, otherwise is graded under PIECE MISSING)
_____ (-5 per event) (1) (2) (3) (4+) max deduction = -10

PIECES MISSING/CHIPPING (base score 10)
_____ (10) NO EVENTS
_____ (-10 per event) (1) (2+) max deduction = -10

INTERIOR YELLOWING (base score 10)
_____ (10) WHITE PAGES
_____ (5) OFF-WHITE PAGES
_____ (0) SIGNIFICANT YELLOWING


_____ TOTAL SCORE
_____ BOOK TITLE
_____ ISSUE NUMBER
_____ RELEASE YEAR
_____ FINAL GRADE (DIVIDE TOTAL SCORE BY 10 TO GET FINAL GRADE)


Overstreet Chart showing minimum and maximum defects per grading tier

So a 9.8 NM/MT can have 1 but no more than 2 defects as seen in the third set
of data from the left in this chart.

The first set of data, GEM 10.0 can have 0 defects.

GRADING SCALE
Gem Mint = 10
Mint = 9.9
NM/Mt = 9.8
NM+ = 9.6
NM= 9.4
NM- = 9.2
VF/NM = 9.0
VF+ = 8.5
VF = 8.0
VF- = 7.5
F/VF = 7.0
F+ = 6.5
F= 6.0
F - = 5.5
VG/F = 5.0
VG+ =4.5
VG= 4.0
VG- = 3.5
G/VG = 3.0
G+ = 2.5
G = 2.0
G- = 1.8
FR/G = 1.5
FR = 1.0
PR = .5

How to Window/Prep your comic for an author/artist signing
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