Abbreviated Notation: GD
Overstreet Numerical Equivalent (ONE) range: 34-15
(Highest possible GD grade = 34, Mid-grade = 25, Lowest possible GD grade = 15)
A copy in this grade has all pages and its cover, although there may be small pieces missing. Books in this grade are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded and soiled, but are completely readable. Often paper quality may be low but not brittle. Cover
reflectivity is usually low and in some cases completely absent. Most collectors consider this the lowest collectible grade because comic books in lesser condition are often incomplete and/or brittle. Traditionally, collectors have sometimes found it difficult to differentiate this grade from the next lower grade. This task can be simplified if one remembers that a comic book in this condition can have a large accumulation of defects but still maintains its basic structural integrity.
CHECKLIST FOR THE GRADE GOOD:
Note: Some of the most collectible comic books are rarely found in better than Good condition.
- Shows substantial wear.
- Must be readable.
- Discoloration, fading and soiling likely.
- Small pieces may be missing, but the readability is preserved.
- Store stamp, name stamp, arrival date, initials permitted.
- Staples may be degraded, absent, or replaced.
- Cover may be detached.
- Coupon may be cut from back cover or from an interior page
as long as story readability is preserved.
- Pages may be brown but not brittle.
- Tape and other forms of repair are common.
A book with brittle edges can be kept in this condition if
handled carefully. However, its life expectancy is short.
The lowest price listed in the Price Guide is for Good condition comic books, and some have found it expedient to over-grade in an attempt to justify this price.
Comic books with brittle pages are not in GD condition.
ACCUMULATED DEFECTS RULE:
Books in this grade will not have all the listed defects but will have a combination of some of the above defects. The final grade depends on the number and severity of defects listed under the checklist.
Near Mint |
Very Fine |
Very Good |