Amazing Fantasy #15 - 1st Appearance and Origin of Spider-Man (CGC 1.8)

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Amazing Fantasy 15  1st Appearance and Origin of SpiderMan CGC 18
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Amazing Fantasy #15
 Holy Grail of SA Comic Books
1st Appearance and Origin of Spider-Man
CGC 1.8 (No Case)  This has previously been graded 1.8 by CGC. Previous owner wasn't happy with grading and removed it from case.  He was of the opinion that grade should be 2.5/3.0.
I would have agreed with previous owner's opinion of 2.5 however cover (whilst complete) is detached at staples and interior staples at centrefold are rusty.  in view of this I believe 1.8(maybe 2.0) is about right.
Please see scans and pictures to judge for yourself.Grading GuideBased upon the Overstreet comic book grading guide and the 10 point grading system it corresponds with: MT 10.0 - ABSOLUTLY PERFECT - HAS NOT ONE SINGLE FLAWMT 9.9 - Only 1 very subtle Bindery defect allowedNM/MT 9.8 - Only minor imperfections (such as an almost unnoticeable interior page tear (under 1/32 of an inch) or a small inconspicuous date stamp (must be very well hidden almost unnoticeableNM+ 9.6 - same as 9.8 but with small almost imperceptible indentations allowed and/or slight staple discolorationNM 9.4 - same as 9.6 but with an up to 1/16 inch bend without any colour break (no white showing through the colour) also ever-so-slight blunting of the corners and a few VERY SLIGHT stress linesNM- 9.2 same as above but page colour may be off-white to cream in colour and that 1 cover crease can be 1/16 to 1/8 inch with no colour break allowedVF/NM 9.0 - 1/8 inch bend with no colour break, very minor foxing allowed, small amount of cover wear, several date stamps and or small hidden initials allowed, slight staple tears allowed - Minor Accumulation of stress lines allowed and some very minor interior tears allowedVF+ 8.5 - 1/4 inch cover crease with no colour break allowed, Minor spine split with some minor colour break allowed, Some slightly more noticeable stress lines allowed and paper can be Cream to Tan but must remain suppleVF 8.0 - Same as 8.5 but with some very minor spine roll -- Must lay almost completely flatVF- 7.5 - same as 8.0 but cover can have light cover soiling and some interior pages can have corner slight tears - Also cover can have some corner wear.F/VF 7.0 -  Moderate reduction of cover reflectivity - minor creases allowed, minor foxing, interior cover yellowing, date stamps - initials - and store stamps are allowed, Slight rust migration allowed, Blunted corners, minor margin tears on interior pages allowed -- More and deeper stress lines allowedFN+ 6.5 - up to 1/4 inch spine split or severe colour break are allowed - Minor spine rolls allowed and cover can have minor discoloration, staining and/or foxing as well as minor to moderate cover creasesFN 6.0 - same as 6.5 but with a loose but attached centrefoldFN- 5.5 - Same as above but with some Marvel Chipping present as well as some bundling ridges and minor abraded edges - also light pencil marks possibleVG/FN 5.0 - Low cover gloss possible minor to moderate dimples and creases Present, up to 1/2 inch spine split, Moderate Rolling of the spine - May also have the beginning of an acid odourVG+ 4.5 - Cover wear is moderate to significant - cover may be loose... Cover may be faded staples discoloured, moderate staple tears up to 1" spine split, moderate stress lines moderate interior tears minor odour minor repairs and up to a 1/4 inch triangle or 1/8 square missing (must not effect story) + Pages can be brown but not brittleVG 4.0 - same as above but with heavy spine wear and brown staining on cover - also some pen and/or pencil writing is common but should not be excessiveVG- 3.5 - same as 4.0 but with frayed edges, Oxidation shadows on the cover and Larger cover creases - with many dimples and abraded cornersG/VG 3.0 - Very low or no cover gloss, cover may be detached on one staple, 1 1/2 inch spine split, Interior tears and larger up to 1/2 inch chunks missing (must not effect story) - staples may have been replaced and book length creases may be presentGD+ 2.5 - same as 3.0 but may have detached (but present) centrefold or cover and rounded cornersGD 2.0 - up to 2" spine split, Significant cover ware heavily rolled spine, rust migration on to the book, Acid odour -- BUT MUST BE FULLY READABLEGD- 1.8 - Major writing, heavy staining and light water damage possibleFR/GD 1.5 - Cover - Creases tears and folds, May be detached and with considerable wear and staining - up to 1/10 of the back cover may be missing - one missing staple is acceptable and massive rust migrationFR 1.0 - Cut Coupons (may effect story slightly) Chunks of cover missing centrefold may be missing, pages may be brittle, many tears  and folds and creases are very large and many - Cover may be crumpledPR 0.5 - Massive water damage or major damage affecting most of the book (i.e. Dog chewed it) Running ink and Coverless books belong here.
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