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  1. 1. Which would you choose?

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I noticed this on ebay: Conan 1 Pacific Coast Pedigree . ComicLink has this: Conan 1 . Seeing these two triggered a thought. How many people would step down a grade or more for a pedigree book. These two particular auctions are even more interesting considering the BIN on the 8.5 vs the asking price of the 9.0. You save some money and get a pedigree book but the grade of the pedigree book may not be what you would normally settle for. Which would you choose and why?

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It all depends on the price, and you're using a bizarro ComicLink price compared to a real-world (unfinished) EBay auction.

 

Post a few listings of 9.0 closed auctions vs. 8.5 PC auction (once it closes) and it'll be easier to give an answer.

 

Personally, the ending price of the PC 8.5 might rival that of an EBay 9.0 copy. 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

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The auctions are there as visual aids. The question stands as asked. Would you buy a lower grade book because it is a pedigree? The prices, while important, are not the end all be all in this instance.

 

For myself, I will go down a grade for a pedigree book. A pedigree book would add a little spice to the collection. Something a little different from the other Conan 1 comics in the world.

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The auctions are there as visual aids. The prices, while important, are not the end all be all in this instance.

 

"This is even more interesting considering the BIN on the 8.5 vs the asking price of the 9.0. You save some money and get a pedigree book but the grade of the pedigree book may not be what you would normally settle for."

 

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If we're talking "which would you buy, a CGC 9.0 or a CGC 8.5 PC, assuming that the selling price was equal", then the survey might turn out differently.

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There you go Joe. Anything else not up to your standards?

 

It has nothing to do with my "standards", but the question was obviously weighted towards price, which I had no problem with, until we started getting into what sort of "value" the PC copy was, well before it ended.

 

No big deal, but it would take Kreskin to determine what the PC copy is worth days before the auction ends.

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There is no question, at least until the auction ends. Then I would compare it to closed Conan #1 9.0 copies and then decide which would be the better deal.

 

If they both come in equal, there is no question that I'd nab a high-QP Conan #1 9.0. I always go for the higher-grade, high-QP option when it comes to equal dollars paid out.

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I would always go for the higher grade, unless the QP on the lower one was noticably higher. I try to avoid shelling out big buck for 'supposed' high grade books with mis-wraps, mis-cuts etc. makepoint.gif

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All else being equal,I'd go for the higher grade. I'm not real big on pedigrees,though I would like to get an original Mile High.I'm not all that familiar with the PC pedigrees so it really means next to nothing to me.

If it was a choice beteen a Jack Kirby owned 8.5 or a run of the mill 9.0,I'd go with the Kirby.

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I think a major point would be if the book is Silver-Age or Golden-Age.

 

The reason why is that there are tons of high-grade non-pedigree Silver-Age books that have great cover and full gloss.

 

Yet, when you get to Golden-Age, one of the main reasons pedigrees are so popular is that they are usually the only ones with great colors and full gloss (and have a just printed type look). While you might find some non-pedigree copies with less structural damage, most of these books have lost some of their luster.

 

Therefore, for Silver-Age, I really wouldn't want to accept a lower copy, but for Golden-Age I would seriously consider the pedigree book first.

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