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Shawn Low

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  1. Really convenient that the seller (wholelottashakin) decided to sell off ebay. Sure, fees saved, reputation tarnished.
  2. I'm pretty sure alot of the '80s and '90s pieces which hit 'high' prices were nostalgia driven. We are in 'That was my very first comic territory!' and we know that money is no object when it comes to grails.
  3. Thanks. I also have a vague recollection of buying a copy of the final issue of Transformers as an Aussie variant. I'll dig it out next week and post a pic. When I confirm that, I'll pop that on the list.
  4. @nesqrick2 Did you ever compile lists of titles and issue numbers? Seeing as the ASM, Thor and SS runs have been documented, I thought I would start by listing out titles I've seen with Aus variants and extrapolating dates from the documented runs to come up with issue numbers. Perhaps you could help? Below are the titles I've seen either here, online or in person: any chance you could have a look through and add anything I missed? Thanks!
  5. Thought you guys might be interested in seeing an image of this one. There's been lots of chatter about it existing but no one's seen it etc etc. Picked it up yesterday.
  6. I have to say, this is an amazing thread. I lived in Australia for over a decade and honestly didn't see many of these (granted I wasn't looking very hard). I've only bought ASM #361 Aus Variant and missed out an a NM #98 variant. Great work! Now, to chime in on the value of these... the closest example would be the Pence variants. Printed at the same time as the US issues, exactly the same book except for the pricing on the cover. Pence books routinely go for +/-30% of their US counterparts despite the smaller print run (call it 'rare' if you want). This applies even for keys. My take is that the majority of the comic book collectors are US-centric: heck the population of the US is 300 million vs 65 million in the UK. The market has spoken: collectors favour cents copies. I think that equipping people with better knowledge of foreign price editions/variants will help increase demand and in turn, price...but ultimately, cents copies will still be the yardstick by which prices are set.
  7. 10k seems to be in line with Gold/Platinum variants from the 90s. - Spider-Man #1 Platinum - Venom Lethal Protector #1 Gold - Death of Superman #75 Platinum - Valiant books Maybe the answer to the sign/unsigned version is simply that stores which ordered above a certain amount got a signed copy and those who ordered less than said threshold got the unsigned versions. The unsigned versions are actually going to grade out better as they won't have the silver in smudges on the back. Finally, Anyone know the print run of the Another Universe Variants of Battle Chasers #1 (Red Monika Gold variant) and the Battle Chasers Prelude (Gold)?
  8. Thanks. I'm still trying to find out what the ratio is and hope someone here knows! The print run of Wildcats #1 is estimated to be at least a million copies. Even if this was a 1:100 ratio, there are 10k copies out there? Anecdotally, they seem rarer than that?
  9. Picked up a Wildcats #1 Gold (signed in silver by Jim Lee) and couldn't find much information online about the book. Overstreet states that there is a regular Gold and a signed Gold. I believe Jim Lee signed a bunch because the backs of all the signed one has silver ink transfers from where he signed and stacked the books. This is consistent across eBay images for the books signed in silver. The questions I have are: - What is the print run of this book (and other Gold books of the era)? - How were they distributed to retailers? 1 per store ala the Platinum Spidey #1? Or as Incentive Variants for ordering XXX number of copies? Does anyone know? Google searches haven't turn up much info. Also, does anyone have information on the print run of the Another Universe Variants of Battle Chasers #1 (Red Monika Gold variant). Thanks in advance.
  10. My kudos thread: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/328747-shawn-low-kudos-thread/
  11. The king of SA keys up for sale. I have owned this since 2010 and registered it with the AF15 club thread CGC4.0, OW pages, blue label. Very minimal marvel chipping. $35,000 shipped. Last 4.0 sale was $35k in June with CR-OW pages, with two prior sales at $30k and $30,500 in May. No trades. I have sold and traded on the boards dating back to 2008 with my last major sale being a CGC9.6 Amazing Spider-Man #129 with WP. Questions? Ask away.
  12. @rouge14 Ah yes, I am looking for sketched, sketch covers of equivalent value if that makes sense?
  13. Bump! Open to trades for Image Blind Box sketches of equivalent value.
  14. Straight from a blind box I opened into a mylar with fullback. See images for the condition. Bought and sold on the boards with my last sale being a sweet ASM #129 CGC9.6 sent to the US. $350 shipped.
  15. Bumping this thread instead of creating a new one. Does anyone know what the original price of the regular cover and all the sketch variants cost back in 1998? Recalled comics lists the variants but not the original retail prices: http://www.recalledcomics.com/ASM1DFAuthentix.php
  16. For what it's worth, the copy I picked up was the inked version and there aren't any flaws. If you're really picky, you can run your hand along the spine to feel out creases, spine tics.
  17. Where was this sale? Private? There are only 3 on the census and I own one of them. Just curious to track the other two. So as far as print runs are concerned. 1) ANMPO: 32,929 copies 2) 1:75 variant: est 439 copies (so what if they can be found at 5 below. It's still a low print run!) 3) Ms Marvel 17 2nd Print: 1k copes Which one will pip the others? 1) First full appearance. Cover appearance. Moderate print run. 2) First full appearance. NO cover appearance. Rare as heck. 3) First 'cameo' appearance. Cover only. Low print run.
  18. Why not just collect both? They are in plentiful supply. The glossy one has a premium owing to this thread from a Valiant forum: In a recent correspondance with Kevin Van Hook, this is what he wrote about the origins of the Rai #0 Glossy variant: "As for Rai #0 Glossy--I BELIEVE (if memory serves) that those were a relatively short run with different paper that Fred Pierce was experimenting with to avoid the scuffing (black smudging) that often accompanies a white cover. It wasn't really a different release. Just part of the same run on different stock. Around that time, Valiant bought its own paper stock and put it on the Printers' Floors to use. It was a cost-cutting measure because of the bulk we began to print. Best, KV"
  19. Ok, I took this photo at night when the lighting wasn't so good. But I placed it against a current DC book with a glossy cover and tried to angle them to catch the light equally. The gloss on the Rai book looks similar to the DC book but is less even. My copy has Very slight imperfections (like poorly applied varnish?!). It has a short right edge on the FC and BC. I think you will know when you get a glossy covers it just looks...off.