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Everything posted by david20009

  1. I love Usagi as much as the next guy, probably more. But it seems prices are getting out of hand. A TMNT 47 in 9.8 just closed on eBay for $1,025. It is the first appearance of Space Usagi but that still seems crazy Netflix show and all. (Heck after the Netflix show was first announced you could get a 9.8 of the issue for $100).
  2. Crimebuster is correct TMNT 47 has a unique Space Usagi story and is the first appearance of Space Usagi. TMNT 46 did have some Space Usagi concept drawings. The guy on eBay selling Space Usagi 1 and saying it is the first appearance is erroneously trying to talk up his own auction.
  3. It's done. I have finally finished my pre-Usagi Yojimbo #1 set of Usagi appearances in CGC 9.8. Just purchased the following on eBay. Also updated my post earlier in this thread to add this cover to all the over early Usagi covers.
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  5. I saw that. It was a very weak 9.2, at least from a presentation perspective. There are 8.0s that present better than that book. I was trying to figure out how it was in a 9.2 case. I would not have touched it.
  6. But he's Canadian. All we do is talk about politics, hockey and the weather. Edit: Read this too fast - I read political views in general might not be well-received, not HIS political views might not be well-received. You may have a point there.
  7. And the 9.8 Signature series sold for $28,800 (Sept 10, 2020)
  8. That is interesting. Then you look at books on eBay and there is a House of Secrets 92 in CGC 9.2 just sitting there for $4,900, the last Hulk 181 CGC 9.2 sold for $6,200 on eBay and last Giant-size X-men 1 was 3,445.
  9. I do not have a GPA subscription anymore but it would be interesting if someone took a look at sales in the last 12 months in CGC 9.2 as the order of the books does not instinctively look right to me.
  10. To me each appearance of Usagi prior to Usagi #1 is more important than Usagi #1 as the story develops sequentially even if it jumps around a between titles. When reprinted in the TPBs and Hardcover books it follows the Albedo, Critters and Summer Special in order published. I am glad I did my run of Albedo and Critters books primarily last year before this big run up in prices.
  11. Likely but I do not think it will raise by the same percentage as Albedo #3. Given that the Usagi cover is on the back cover of #3 and difference in print runs Albedo #4 might be a better bet from an investment standpoint. But since it is Usagi you should buy both and enjoy them and not worry about price. Print runs by Albedo issue* Albedo NR 1 (5-color cover) June 1984 - 500 Copies Albedo NR 1 (4-color cover) September 1984 - 1500 copies Albedo NR 2 November 1984 - 2000 copies Albedo NR 3 May 1985 - 10,000 copies Albedo NR 4 August 1985 - 6000 copies *According to Command Review Vol 1, which reprints the Erma stories from Albedo #1-4:
  12. An Albedo #2 CGC 9.8 signed and sketched by Stan Sakai is in the upcoming Heritage Auction Signed Albedo 2
  13. Sweet Doomsday Squad 3. And the lone 9.9 early Usagi book.
  14. I bought my copy off someone on the Usagi Yojimbo message boards. When he sent it to me it was signed by Stan Sakai, was remarked and he included the envelop and mailer Stan had sent it to him in like 2 decades ago.
  15. I would say TMNT 47. It has the first cover and first Space Usagi story. By all traditional measures it is the first Space Usagi appearance. TMNT 46 is just concept drawings. I would view it as more of a prototype issue The rarest Space Usagi would be the Malibu Ashcan book. It took me years before I found one (note there is an ashcan for the Darkhorse series too)
  16. I offer up for appreciation my pre-Usagi Yojimbo #1 collection of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo's appearances: Albedo 2 (1st appearance): Albedo 3 (2nd appearance): Albedo 4 (3rd appearance): Critters 1 (4th appearance): Critters 3 (5th appearance): Doomsday Squad 3 (6th appearance): Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special 1 (7th appearance): Critters 6 (8th appearance): Critters 7 (9th appearance): Critters 10 (10th appearance): Critters 11 (11th appearance): Critters 14 (12th appearance): Usagi Yojimbo 1 (lucky 13th appearance - his own title): Other early rarity - Cutey Bunny 1 (Usagi drawing on letter column page used for 1st Usagi T-shirt) For good measure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 47 (First Space Usagi Appearance). For those going after the cartoon hype the first appearance, story and cover of Space Usagi is TMNT 47 not Space Usagi 1
  17. Hi Matt: Now that Space Usagi is going to be a TV show on Netflix can we can a Space Usagi Set created It should be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage) #47 2115316024 Space Usagi Vol 1 1992 #1-3 Space Usagi Vol 2 1993 #1-3 Space Usagi Vol 3 1996 #1-3 Note TMNT 47 should be listed first as it is the first story (stand alone back-up in the issue and is the back cover) of Space Usagi. Set created on 12/2/20. Thank you
  18. Really happy that Stan was elected into the hall of fame. Congratulations to him
  19. I would rather have $1,000 dollars of worth of modern Valiant variants than a tiny fractional share of Action #1. For me money into comics = hobby. Yes people can make money flipping comics but it is easier to do with other securities unless you are focusing on it full time. I like people who think stock price, not market cap = value. It why people like me can run hedge funds (and then turn those profits into worthless modern Valiant comics ).
  20. What sort of commission are they taking. Some of those prices look pretty strong. Do they buy the book for X and then sell shares in it at X plus a decent mark-up? I think I would be a seller not a buyer at each of those prices.
  21. In fairness to ComicLink I think it is a bit hard for them to police forgetful or lazy sellers. I bought a Siver Age book from a different auction house a couple years back and about a month or two later I noticed the exact book I bought was in the ComicLink Exchange. The person who consigned the book to the auction house was a member here so I contacted him and asked why the book I had in my hands was listed on ComicLink’s Exchange. He admitted he had completely forgotten he had listed it there much earlier so forgot to take it down. I haven’t purchased anything there recently but I have bought a fair number of books on the ComicLink exchange and never had a problem with any purchase. You send the money to ComicLink and the seller sends the book to ComicLink. It works well just be prepared that some books might no longer be available but that is not ComicLink’s fault. Better protection for the buyer than eBay.
  22. Perhaps but there homages are usually less subtle and copy the covers they are paying respect to in more detail.