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CBCS talk

Postby Heronext » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:24 pm

CBCS representatives on the CBF

Timely = West Stephan, SENIOR GRADER, PEDIGREE SPECIALIST & RESTORATION DETECTION EXPERT
DiceX = Steve Ricketts, GENERAL MANAGER AND GRADER


"Eventually, you will see a major, legitimate competitor for CGC. That will open up the market and, as long as whoever it will be is truly expert, impartial and honest, it will not hurt the market at all."

- Steve Borock, c. 2004-5

Here is the interview with Steve: http://stlcomics.com/columns/ironslab/IV/

Interesting quote! There's no date on the interview but he mentions CGC has graded a half million comics so I'm guessing around 2004?
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Re: CBCS talk

Postby timern » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:43 pm

That's an interesting quote. I will have to look at the full interview later. Just so you know I have invited Steve to join this forum but have not had a response from him at this time.
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Re: CBCS talk

Postby steveinthecity » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:21 pm

Heronext wrote:Here is an old interview with Steve Borock http://stlcomics.com/columns/ironslab/IV/

I'm pulling out an interesting quote:

"SB: Eventually, you will see a major, legitimate competitor for CGC. That will open up the market and, as long as whoever it will be is truly expert, impartial and honest, it will not hurt the market at all."

There's no date on the interview but he mentions CGC has graded a half million comics so I'm guessing around 2004?
2004-2005 sounds about right as they mention CGC's 5th Anniversary at the start of the interview. CGC hit the 1 million mark in 2007, 2 mil Sept 2012, and this past May hit 2.6 mil. It's pretty astounding to me that they can process close to 1,000 books per day.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Mark 1 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:50 pm

I have 12 books at CBCS right now and look forward to seeing them come back. I like Steve and think CBCS has the right leader and vision from what i've seen so far.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Chris S. » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:50 am

Mark 1 wrote:I have 12 books at CBCS right now and look forward to seeing them come back. I like Steve and think CBCS has the right leader and vision from what i've seen so far.


I thought they were only doing on-site grading? You can actually send them in?

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Timely » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:35 am

Hi all! I just got the invite to this forum. Thank you so much for the invite Tim! Steve Borock and I have been VERY busy grading books and getting CBCS up and running, but I did tell Borock about this new forum and I'm sure he'll be on as soon as time permits. In case you have not seen our CBCS Facebook page, most of the information we have released so far has been through there. Please look up CBCS on facebook (and don't forget to "like" us!) and check us out on www.CBCScomics.com to see some of the information we have listed so far. If all goes well, the full website should be "live" at the end of this week. Thanks again for the invite! Happy collecting!

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby DiceX » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:00 am

Chris S. wrote:
Mark 1 wrote:I have 12 books at CBCS right now and look forward to seeing them come back. I like Steve and think CBCS has the right leader and vision from what i've seen so far.


I thought they were only doing on-site grading? You can actually send them in?


Yes, we take submissions through the mail. You can submit as soon as our website goes live.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Prophet_DNA » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:29 am

DiceX wrote:
Chris S. wrote:
Mark 1 wrote:I have 12 books at CBCS right now and look forward to seeing them come back. I like Steve and think CBCS has the right leader and vision from what i've seen so far.


I thought they were only doing on-site grading? You can actually send them in?


Yes, we take submissions through the mail. You can submit as soon as our website goes live.


Wait so we can send books in now?
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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Chris S. » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:31 am

Yea the website doesn't look live to me…

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Pikes Comics » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:40 am

Chris S. wrote:Yea the website doesn't look live to me…


Very soon the will be taking mail in submissions.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby DiceX » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:40 am

We're close. Very close. Stay tuned. :)

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby timern » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:24 am

Timely wrote:Hi all! I just got the invite to this forum. Thank you so much for the invite Tim! Steve Borock and I have been VERY busy grading books and getting CBCS up and running, but I did tell Borock about this new forum and I'm sure he'll be on as soon as time permits. In case you have not seen our CBCS Facebook page, most of the information we have released so far has been through there. Please look up CBCS on facebook (and don't forget to "like" us!) and check us out on http://www.CBCScomics.com to see some of the information we have listed so far. If all goes well, the full website should be "live" at the end of this week. Thanks again for the invite! Happy collecting!

West Stephan

Hi West,

Thanks for the update on the happenings over at CBCS. I am so pleased to hear that your site is nearing the full "live" version. We are all looking forward to it.

I hope that you and Steve find a little time during your hectic days of late, to stop in and say hi to everyone. Your new company is the most exciting new development for the comic book industry and hobby since the original launch of third party grading.

On behalf of all the staff here at the CBF we wish you and Steve well and look forward to hearing from you both.

Cheers!
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Re: CBCS talk

Postby John-2814 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:06 am

I'm curious if anyone can answer this but the last I saw CGC puts 1 microchamber page in their books when they slab them. (I have 0 experience with CGC slabs so readily admit that might be incorrect). Is CBCS going to be doing that too? The main appeal of CGC to me was that the comic would be pretty well protected in a slab but it seemed like I could do better myself with mylites2, fullbacks and some MCP since I would be using 2-3 depending on the book.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby steveinthecity » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 am

John-2814 wrote:I'm curious if anyone can answer this but the last I saw CGC puts 1 microchamber page in their books when they slab them. (I have 0 experience with CGC slabs so readily admit that might be incorrect). Is CBCS going to be doing that too? The main appeal of CGC to me was that the comic would be pretty well protected in a slab but it seemed like I could do better myself with mylites2, fullbacks and some MCP since I would be using 2-3 depending on the book.
CGC places one inside the front cover and one inside the back cover.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby John-2814 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:24 am

steveinthecity wrote:
John-2814 wrote:I'm curious if anyone can answer this but the last I saw CGC puts 1 microchamber page in their books when they slab them. (I have 0 experience with CGC slabs so readily admit that might be incorrect). Is CBCS going to be doing that too? The main appeal of CGC to me was that the comic would be pretty well protected in a slab but it seemed like I could do better myself with mylites2, fullbacks and some MCP since I would be using 2-3 depending on the book.
CGC places one inside the front cover and one inside the back cover.


Thanks for the correction on that.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby DiceX » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:55 am

CBCS will not be using microchamber paper as the material used for our inner sleeves is in the Mylar family. Being a Mylar product, they will not off-gas which eliminates the need for microchamber paper.
Your books will be well preserved for decades as long as they are stored in optimal conditions.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Prophet_DNA » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:39 am

DiceX wrote:CBCS will not be using microchamber paper as the material used for our inner sleeves is in the Mylar family. Being a Mylar product, they will not off-gas which eliminates the need for microchamber paper.
Your books will be well preserved for decades as long as they are stored in optimal conditions.


Wow that is news to me... so does that mean we don't have to send them in every 5 years for a reholder? CGC recommends this because of the microchamber paper...
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Re: CBCS talk

Postby DiceX » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:51 pm

No, you won't have to have your books reholdered every x number of years.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby mrmyst » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:21 pm

DiceX wrote:We're close. Very close. Stay tuned. :)



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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Treco » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:58 pm

DiceX wrote:No, you won't have to have your books reholdered every x number of years.


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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Prophet_DNA » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:58 pm

DiceX wrote:No, you won't have to have your books reholdered every x number of years.


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Re: CBCS talk

Postby John-2814 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:04 pm

DiceX wrote:CBCS will not be using microchamber paper as the material used for our inner sleeves is in the Mylar family. Being a Mylar product, they will not off-gas which eliminates the need for microchamber paper.
Your books will be well preserved for decades as long as they are stored in optimal conditions.


That covers the bag and board but doesn't address the fact that the comic itself can off-gas.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Chris S. » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:56 am

DiceX wrote:CBCS will not be using microchamber paper as the material used for our inner sleeves is in the Mylar family. Being a Mylar product, they will not off-gas which eliminates the need for microchamber paper.
Your books will be well preserved for decades as long as they are stored in optimal conditions.



Wait, our you working for CBCS or is this a quote?

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby DiceX » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:03 am

Chris S. wrote:
DiceX wrote:CBCS will not be using microchamber paper as the material used for our inner sleeves is in the Mylar family. Being a Mylar product, they will not off-gas which eliminates the need for microchamber paper.
Your books will be well preserved for decades as long as they are stored in optimal conditions.



Wait, our you working for CBCS or is this a quote?


I am the General Manager at CBCS.

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Re: CBCS talk

Postby Chris S. » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:41 am

Congrats I was unaware. Good for you!


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