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12 hours ago, oakman29 said:

Beautiful book. Always thought 7.5-8.5 is the sweet spot for a Turtles 1.

Congratulations!  You did well with an 8.5

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On 3/31/2017 at 9:30 PM, Kevin... said:

the twins....

 

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Thrilled to be part of the club (thumbsu

 

 

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Just got this today. Proud to be in the Club............

 

 

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These are all amazing books!   Love coming back to the boards and finding these.  :golfclap:

Please continue to share!  (thumbsu

 

Here is the updated list:

 

TMNT #1 Club

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Blue Label: 83 copies

Yellow Label: 10 copies

Purple Label: 1 copy

Raw: 11 copies

 

Total: 105 copies :applause:

 

Note: page numbers refer to the old default setting of 10 posts per page.  You can use that to estimate where the images are.  

 

Starting from February 2017 on I'll instead be posting the date the owner shares their TMNT #1 with us.  (thumbsu 

 

CGC Universal:

 

9.8 (W) icculus308win (page 102) Signed by Eastman and Laird on 1st page

9.8 (W) Gump24601 (page 156)

9.8 (W) passion4comics (page 89)

9.8 (W) telerites (No pic)

9.8 (OWW) pubmonkey (page 42)

9.6 (W) Hulksdaddy1 (page 97) Signed by Eastman and Laird on inside front cover

9.6 (W) Max Carnage (page 70)

9.6 (W) valiantman (page 96)

9.6 (W) Jaydogrules (page 127)

9.4 (W) Cyberjad (page 13) Signed by Eastman and Laird on inside front cover

9.4 (W) jeranimal (page 177) Signed by Eastman and Laird on inside front cover

9.4 (W) thirdgreenham (page 142)

9.4 (OW) Detroit Mike (page 2)

9.4 (OWW) mrmitchgro (page 69)

9.4 Rabidwolf (No pic)

9.2 (W) TMNT (page 1) Signed by Eastman and Laird on inside front cover

9.2 (W) tornay (page 44)

9.2 (OWW) Jeffreykli (page 1)

9.2 (W) accessndx (page 62)

9.2 (W) mikeggg (page 72)

9.2 (W) 4turtles2007 (page 80)

9.2 (W) dane323 (page 86) "Don/Maggie Thompson Collection"

9.2 (W) BizarroChuck (page 116)

9.2 (OWW) Sonukumar21 (page 91)

9.2 (OWW) Real Elijah Snow (page 173)

9.0 (W) Stevie K (page 143) Signed by Eastman with a sketch on inside front cover

9.0 (W) Stronguy (page 18)

9.0 (W) proventheory (page 26)

9.0 (W) JesterSB (page 45)

9.0 (W) Hulk44 (page 117)

9.0 (W) tmntcollector1 (page 164)

9.0 (W) PKJ (page 179)

9.0 (OWW) hulk181man (page 27)

9.0 (OWW) jaybuck43 (page 121)

9.0 (OWW) RockMyAmadeus (page 178)

9.0 Peter Palmer (page 9)

8.5 (W) cmzare (page 183) Signed by Eastman and Laird on interior front cover

8.5 (W) mrmitchgro (page 63, previous owner mikeggg)

8.5 (W) Flashattack (page 182)

8.5 (W) Bomver-Bob (June 14th, 2017)

8.5 (OWW) whetteon (page 29)

8.5 (OWW) spracknetch23 (page 65)

8.5 Rabidwolf (No pic)

8.5 Rabidwolf (No pic)

8.0 (W) Stronguy (page 18)

8.0 (W) TheAmazing R.J.S. (page 33) Signed by Eastman and salutation on inside front cover

8.0 (W) rwhorn (page 105) Signed and sketch by Eastman on interior

8.0 (W) Jacey (page 106)

8.0 (W) callaway29 (page 137)

8.0 (W) Kevin... (March 31st, 2017)  Signed 

8.0 (OWW) sgcomiccollector (page 82) Signed by Eastman and Laird on inside front cover

8.0 Rabidwolf (No pic)

8.0 ChadH (No pic)

7.5 joker-fish (page 25) Signed by Eastman with a sketch on inside front cover

7.5 (W) CBass (page 138) Signed by Eastman and Laird on interior cover

7.5 (W) maloney414 (page 31) Signed & Sketch by Eastman on back of slab

7.5 (W) DevilsRain (page 4)

7.5 (W) slackjawcomics (page 76)

7.5 (W) Comedian (page 83)

7.5 (W) Parabellum (page 89)

7.5 (W) jedisam2013 (page 136)

7.5 (W) cannonfodder (page 145)

7.5 (OWW) metallickyrulz (page 82)

7.5 (OWW) Kevin... (March 31st, 2017)

7.5 (COW) Mutie Fan (page 163)

7.5 Rabidwolf (No pic)

7.0 (W) Harley Troy (page 104) Signed by Eastman and Laird on interior cover

7.0 (W) lookwhoitis (page 55)

7/0 (OWW) johnnymu (page 139) Signed by Eastman and Laird on interior

7.0 (OWW) jjfversion1 (page 80)

7.0 (OWW) Bigmoney80 (page 141)

7.0 (OWW) rainmaker (May 30th, 2017) 

7.0 (CR/OW) Rmfn33 (page 85)

7.0 Ogami (No pic) Signed & Sketched by Eastman and Laird

6.5 (OWW) atrocitus (page 138)

6.0 (W) thebends1996 (page 25)

6.0 (W) The Mad Irishman (page 157)

6.0 (OWW) omegadepot (page 184)

6.0 Robbussum (page 27)

6.0 Rabidwolf (No pic)

5.0 (OWW) Sauce Dog (page 111)

4.0 (OWW) Whitelanterncorps (page 158)

 

 

 

CGC SIGNATURE SERIES

9.4 (OWW)  Chrisray2008 (page 179)

9.2 (W) PeasOfCrap (page 77) Signed & Sketched by Eastman(4 turtles) and Laird(Splinter & Shredder)

9.2 (W)  Chrisray2008 Signed & Sketched by Eastman and Laird (February 3rd 2017) 

9.2 (W) toitle (page 77) Signed by Eastman and Laird

9.2 (W) IamtheNorm (page 181) Signed by Kevin Eastman

9.0 (W) TrevorP24 (page 114) Signed & Sketched by Eastman. Plus, "Kevin Eastman" and "Peter Laird" written on interior cover.

8.0 (W) jaja-mon12 (page 98) Signed & Sketched by Eastman and Laird

7.0 (W) Archon Turtle (Page 7) Signed and sketched by Eastman

6.0 (W) Mac Man (page 8) SS Eastman only; however, signed & sketch by Laird as well

5.5 toitle (page 77) Signed by Eastman and Laird

5.0 ryanatlas (page 61) SS Signed by Eastman. Signed on slab by Peter Laird, Steve Lavigne & Eric Talbot (page 73)

 

 

 

CGC RESTORED

 

9.0 (W) Schmakt (No pic) Slight (A) color touch

 

 

RAW:

 

Chainnball (page 14)

woregul (page 30) Signed w/ head sketch by Eastman + Signed w/ 4 head sketches by Laird

Mr. Comicbook (No pic)

Iggy (No pic)

Angela Rose (No pic)

TFL (No pic)

Zombikaze (No pic)

Kaylab (page 63)

4turtles2007 (page 70)

TheMasterTurtle (page 92)

Lucky Baru (page 143)

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On 6/14/2017 at 8:35 PM, oakman29 said:

Beautiful book. Always thought 7.5-8.5 is the sweet spot for a Turtles 1.

+1 Totally agree.  Love this book in that range.  (thumbsu

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Apologies if this belongs in the WTB thread, but if anyone is interested in pulling some cash out but still staying in the club...I'm interested in upgrading if the deal is right.

My book can be found on page 69, well presenting CGC blue label 8.0 WP. I'd be happy to get into a 9.2 WP, and really like the idea of a signed blue label...but I'm open to conversations for anything in that ballpark.

I have a TMNT #3 CGC 9.6 OW/W & TMNT #4 CGC 9.4 OW/W that I'd be willing to include as a substitution for cash.

PM me only. I don't want to highjack this thread. :gossip:

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Very nice book! Great copy!!

Neat backstory on your TMNT #1s and now getting into GA more  

I COULD NOT AGREE MORE ABOUT MICHAEL BAY & THE FRANCHISE

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Well TMNT #1 first printing is way out of my price range, is the 4th printing or 5th printing worth owning?

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9 hours ago, rckstr1253 said:

Well TMNT #1 first printing is way out of my price range, is the 4th printing or 5th printing worth owning?

You can get a decent 2nd or 3rd for not a lot of money, and they display nicely. True, they've increased in value quite a bit in the last couple of years, but are still far more affordable than their first print brothers.

Speaking of which, what is the entry point for a 1st print these days?

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1 hour ago, F For Fake said:

Speaking of which, what is the entry point for a 1st print these days?

GPA shows a $3,000 CGC 5.0 in March, a $3,000 CGC 7.0 in May, and a $3,600 CGC 7.5 less than three weeks ago.

TMNT #1 first print has the flattest prices... the upper grades (8.5+) are bargains compared to the mid-grades.

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2 hours ago, valiantman said:

GPA shows a $3,000 CGC 5.0 in March, a $3,000 CGC 7.0 in May, and a $3,600 CGC 7.5 less than three weeks ago.

TMNT #1 first print has the flattest prices... the upper grades (8.5+) are bargains compared to the mid-grades.

Great, thanks for the information, I hadn't checked them out for a long time. I had a really nice 3rd print, should have just held onto that. Still looks nice on the wall. 

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2 hours ago, F For Fake said:

Great, thanks for the information, I hadn't checked them out for a long time. I had a really nice 3rd print, should have just held onto that. Still looks nice on the wall. 

No problem.  Third prints are great for freaking out comic shop owners and other customers.  Keep them bagged and only those who can recognize the extra blood in the second "T" of TURTLES will know it's not a first print.  Most comic shops, that's probably just you. lol

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On ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 2:49 PM, valiantman said:

No problem.  Third prints are great for freaking out comic shop owners and other customers.  Keep them bagged and only those who can recognize the extra blood in the second "T" of TURTLES will know it's not a first print.  Most comic shops, that's probably just you. lol

It's easier to recognize a 3rd printing in a bag because the colors aren't as robust as the 1st and 2nd printings (it is more of a monotone pink) and the bottom left corner of the cover has more shading than a 1st or 2nd printing.  But, unless your eyes are trained to look for those things, I agree, most people probably don't know the nuances.

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On 9/25/2017 at 9:03 AM, RockMyAmadeus said:

It's been almost 9 years since I started this thread.

Wow.

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you guys see the current 9.6 in the heritage auction??  not sure what to make of it.  

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New addition.  Traded my undercopy for another cool book but upgraded to this sweet stack of newsprint:

 

 

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I've been meaning to post this for a while now, but CGC # 0226054001 (#1 9.8 1st Print) is no more, so it can be removed from the register.

 

 

However ... it's with great pleasure (and relief) I present the upgrade done to it: now known as CGC # 1579577001: a #1 9.8 SS 1st Print.

 

There is a bit of a story to this wonderful book, as my wife and I travelled from Australia to North America with it in the middle of this year it went with us everywhere we went.

 

We first visited Vancouver, Canada: to Whistler, Victoria Island and other places around the city.

We then travelled to New York City where it's been ridden around Central Park, gazed across Manhattan Island atop the Empire State building, paid its respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and even caught a ride on the Staten Island ferry.

It even had a sneaky visit to The Secret Stash out at New Jersey to meet the Comic Book Men guys!

 

After NYC we went to Orlando where it had a tour around the Kennedy Space Center and thankfully was kept under lock and key with the hotel whilst we checked out Universal Studios for a few days.

From there it was off to Las Vegas where it flew over the Grand Canyon in plane and helicopter as well as a quick boat ride at the bottom of the canyon. It even had a tour of the Shelby Museum as well!

 

We then drive across Nevada into California and toured around Los Angeles, visited Universal and around town - we even did part of the Walk of Fame (surely the turtles deserve their own star, right? :bigsmile:)

 

The last adventure was south, straight to San Diego Comic Con.

 

We broke this bad boy out of its slab at the CGC desk, cautiously walked through the crowds and managed to have Kevin sign it at the IDW stand - he was a little nervous seeing it out of the slab once he saw the old blue label grade! After another nervous walk to submit it to CGC after being witnessed, we enjoyed the rest of SDCC and then flew home on the last night of the con. Those hurdles were nothing compared to the 2 week wait for grading - I'm surprised I have fingernails still, it was such a nervous wait!

 

Thankfully, the book kept it's grade and arrived safely home back in Australia. The trip to Canada / US was amazing and so too the story in getting the book signed. The scan doesn't do the book justice - one day I'll use another, more cleaner, scanner to get a better picture of the book but for now below's a picture of our beauty for the time being. We love it to bits! :cloud9:

 

 

 

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Wow, the 9.6 TMNT #1 is at $22k with 3 days left on Heritage.  Any predictions on where it will end at? 

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