KENNER CANADA ESB HAN SOLO HOTH AFA 85 NM+ (85/85/85) UNPUNCHED! POP 2! RARE MOC

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THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE PIECE: 

AN ESB DEBUT 31 BACK-A HAN HOTH WITH STRAIGHT 85 SUBS ON AN UNPUNCHED NO OFFER KENNER CANADA CARD!

IN FACT, ACCORDING TO THE AFA POPULATION REPORT BELOW, THIS IS POP 2!  THERE ARE ONLY TWO IN EXISTENCE!

3-TIER GRADES (ITEMS GRADED 2003 – PRESENT)
Grade Qty.-Clear Qty.-Yellow Qty.-Uncirculated Qty.-Uncirculated Yellow Qty.-Qualified Qty.-Qualified Yellow
 100  0  0  0  0  0  0
 95  0  0  0  0  0  0
 90  0  0  0  0  0  0
 85 2  0  0  0  0  0
 80 2  0  0  0  0  0
 75 1  0  0  0  0  0
 70 0  0  0  0  0  0
 60 0  0  0  0  0  0
Totals: 5 0 0 0


RECENT GRADE:

Figure Information

Serial Number:    14585107
Date Graded: Aug 18, 2016
Grade 85
Blister: 85
Figure: 85
Card: 85
Year: 1980
Company: KENNER CANADA
Series: STAR WARS
Title: ESB 31 BACK-A
Name: HAN SOLO (HOTH OUTFIT)
Variation:

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About the AFA Grading

Once a figure is AFA graded, it is carefully cased inside of a durable acrylic case. It is then completely sealed from human contact, unless someone makes the conscious choice of breaking it out of the case. Therefore, your figure is kept in the same condition as it was when it was graded. It’s going to not be touched by human hands and the hard acrylic prevents it from sustaining any additional creases, bubble dings, or other damage.

AFA 3-Tier Grading Scale

Description AFA Grade Abbreviation
Gem Mint 100 GEM MT
Mint 95 MINT
Near Mint/Mint 90 NM/MT

The Gold level consists of the grades 100, 95, and 90. The select few figures that receive these grades are a number of the highest quality in existence. A very small percentage of figures submitted to AFA receive a Gold grade. The flaws are very minor, very subtle, and are every now and then very hard to identify with the naked eye. The collector who is extremely condition sensitive will be satisfied with the condition of a Gold level figure. AFA has recently adopted a “plus grade” for the silver and gold level scales to better identify items which are borderline grades. Look for the “+” sign next AFA grades that are 75 or higher.

Description AFA Grade Abbreviation
Near Mint Plus 85 NM+
Near Mint 80 NM
Excellent Plus/Near Mint 75 EX+/NM
  The Silver level consists of the grades 85, 80, and 75. The figures that receive these grades are in excellent condition. A figure graded an 85 will incessantly be referred to as ‘case fresh’ and must be very close to gold level condition. The term ‘case fresh’ is certainly justifiable as the average figure pulled from a sealed case will grade an 85 as a result of small flaws which occur when the figures are packaged or shipped in the case. The average figure pulled from a store shelf is frequently an 80, which represents a nice speciman with minor flaws apparent upon close inspection. The final Silver level grade, a 75, represents an item with more minor flaws than the average Silver level piece. An item grading 75 does have significant wear but does not have major flaws which would draw the eye to them in the beginning glance. For most high grade collectors, an 85 is satisfactory. For most discriminating collectors, an 80 is satisfactory. A 75 will be satisfactory to those who don’t seem to be overly concerned with light stresses, small bubble imperfections, and other flaws which do not jump out in the beginning glance. Therefore, the Silver level grades do represent a much larger range than the Gold level grades. AFA has recently adopted a “plus grade” for the silver and gold level scales to better identify items which are borderline grades. Look for the “+” sign next AFA grades that are 75 or higher.

Description AFA Grade Abbreviation
Excellent Plus 70 EX +
Excellent 60 EX
Very Good 50 VG
Good 40 G
Fair 30 FAIR
Poor 20 POOR
Very Poor 10 VP
 

The AFA Bronze level consists of the grades 70 and below. Items which receive these grades typically have damage ranging from simply noticeable upon first glance to extremely significant. Packaging may have significant stressing or creasing and a blister or window may be crushed or cracked. The Bronze level covers the largest range of conditions and the scope of flaws will range considerably. Condition for Bronze level items is made up our minds by how many ‘major flaws are present and how severe each flaw is. Bronze level items may have major flaws such as a torn off or cut-out POP or other large paper tears. Bronze level items may not be satisfactory to condition sensitive collectors.

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