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On 8/14/2022 at 7:08 PM, OtherEric said:

I upgraded my membership card from 4th print to 3rd print last month.  Probably as good as I’ll ever get.

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Ah man that's a sweet trade up! Speaking as one who has just given up on #1 issue all together lol

You're talking me into it somehow eek. But I understand how you feel about finally getting the 3rd print, as it would satisfy me as well (thats what I mean lol)

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Just noticed there are now 40 tmnt #1 in 9.8. I'm not sure if this is because some blue labels were resubmitted for yellow labels and then were not removed from the blues but there are now 5 yellows, 34 blues and 1 green.

here's the breakdown for the first 3 printings in 9.8 as of 5 minutes ago:

1st printing: 40       3.5% of population (1132 total in all grades) 

2nd printing: 12      1.7% of population (714 total in all grades)

3rd printing: 78       4% of population (1893 total in all grades)

 

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On 9/4/2022 at 8:09 AM, pubmonkey said:

Just noticed there are now 40 tmnt #1 in 9.8. I'm not sure if this is because some blue labels were resubmitted for yellow labels and then were not removed from the blues but there are now 5 yellows, 34 blues and 1 green.

Isn't it really much more likely that these are brand new raw copies submitted in for grading since the count for the CGC 9.8's went up by 2 for the Universal and by 1 for the Signature series for the week of August 9th:  hm  

http://www.cgcdata.com/cgc/search/comicid/5000360/6mo

Especially since TMNT 1 is a more recent book from 1984 and we would expect to see more 9.8 graded copies to surface over a period of time.  Heck, i would not be at all surprised if these 3 new 9.8 graded copies came from the same submittor who had squirrel these copies away from the get go since they all popped up in the same week.  (shrug)

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On 9/4/2022 at 1:32 PM, lou_fine said:

Heck, i would not be at all surprised if these 3 new 9.8 graded copies came from the same submittor who had squirrel these copies away from the get go since they all popped up in the same week.  (shrug)

I think that's correct - I know of one collection of 10 raw copies, 5 were just graded and one came back a 9.8. 

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For some of the boardies here who had the illusion that TMNT 1 was going to hit 7-figures one day when CC had those near quarter million dollars sales last year, it's starting to look more like the far fetch dream that it was.  Especially when compared to the current reality where it has a better shot at falling back down under 6-figures if the current downward trend for this year continues, as evident by this result in yesterday's Heritage Auction:  :frown:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1-mirage-studios-1984-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7283-91062.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

Modern Age (1980-Present):Alternative/Underground, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages....

Sold for only $156K which is a near $100K drop from last year, but then again for the longer term collectors, still a super strong price when compared to the $35K to $60K price range where it was selling for a short 2 or 3 years ago.  :applause:

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On 11/19/2022 at 7:58 PM, lou_fine said:

For some of the boardies here who had the illusion that TMNT 1 was going to hit 7-figures one day when CC had those near quarter million dollars sales last year, it's starting to look more like the far fetch dream that it was.  Especially when compared to the current reality where it has a better shot at falling back down under 6-figures if the current downward trend for this year continues, as evident by this result in yesterday's Heritage Auction:  :frown:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1-mirage-studios-1984-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7283-91062.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

Modern Age (1980-Present):Alternative/Underground, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages....

Sold for only $156K which is a near $100K drop from last year, but then again for the longer term collectors, still a super strong price when compared to the $35K to $60K price range where it was selling for a short 2 or 3 years ago.  :applause:

This reminds me of the 90K Heritage previous peak sale back in 8/1/2019. That brought out all the naysayers, and for a while they were right.  The subsequent drop in sales prices (52.8K, 50K, 59K, 58K) over the next almost 2 years went on until it was finally topped again on 6/8/21 at 92K. 

I think we'll see something similar. A couple years from the peak 250K sale of 10/13/21 to reach that peak again. Then up and up.

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