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On 12/26/2020 at 11:09 PM, SkyJuice said:

If you have been following the prices, the 9.8 have reach high 2K and some even hitting above 3K. That's a fast surge in demand for sure.

This is most likely a reaction to the high prices that modern Star Wars books are reaching in the past few months.  If you're in the market for Star Wars CGC graded books and there are books from the past 20 years that sell for $1,000+, it seems like it would be an easy shift toward the original Star Wars #1 which was being sold before the first movie was in theaters.

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4,560? https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/star-wars-1-marvel-1977-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/122103-15403.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 Looks to me by recent happenigs that the hobby is being overrun by people who have no idea what they are doing. For example this book is everywhere, not hard to find. But it seems people I'm asumming are new to auctions are just bidding with no self control instead of waiting for the next one to come. I'm pretty sure its not people who have been into comics for a while like most of us are who are driving the prices into Never Never Land. 

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7 hours ago, Professor Chaos said:

4,560? https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/star-wars-1-marvel-1977-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/122103-15403.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 Looks to me by recent happenigs that the hobby is being overrun by people who have no idea what they are doing. For example this book is everywhere, not hard to find. But it seems people I'm asumming are new to auctions are just bidding with no self control instead of waiting for the next one to come. I'm pretty sure its not people who have been into comics for a while like most of us are who are driving the prices into Never Never Land. 

I think it should be worth more!

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13 hours ago, Professor Chaos said:

4,560? https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/star-wars-1-marvel-1977-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/122103-15403.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 Looks to me by recent happenigs that the hobby is being overrun by people who have no idea what they are doing. For example this book is everywhere, not hard to find. But it seems people I'm asumming are new to auctions are just bidding with no self control instead of waiting for the next one to come. I'm pretty sure its not people who have been into comics for a while like most of us are who are driving the prices into Never Never Land. 

I have to agree.  I have a CGC 9.6 that I paid $229 for in Nov. 2019.  Collecting the original Marvel Star Wars run is what got me back into comics, and Star Wars #1 is my most prized comic for sheer wonderful nostalgia.  But even I’m tempted to sell it at the astronomical prices on offer right now.  But I just won’t be able to bring myself to do it 😜

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9 hours ago, Dergrosse13 said:

I have to agree.  I have a CGC 9.6 that I paid $229 for in Nov. 2019.  Collecting the original Marvel Star Wars run is what got me back into comics, and Star Wars #1 is my most prized comic for sheer wonderful nostalgia.  But even I’m tempted to sell it at the astronomical prices on offer right now.  But I just won’t be able to bring myself to do it 😜

Thank you. Or you can wait a few months until your 9.6 is selling for 3K. Joking , kind of.

I think Star Wars 1 is a good example of not supply and demand but irresponsible, uncontrolled, inexperienced bidding. Which I think may be the main reason there has been such a spike in auction prices of so many books (sports cards as well).

A few weeks ago a Batman 181 9.8 went for 90K. Sure, there is only 3 of them. Detective 359 9.8 - 120K , there is only 6 of them.  A few days ago Batman 227 9.8 went for 31K (when there was one on sale for 9K). The last sale was in 2019 for 5K (9  9.8's out there).  OK fine, these are rare possibly once in a lifetime chance to own books so you would expect high prices (but still not that high).

But Star Wars 1? There are people who own hundreds of these out there. Almost 10,000 graded, 644 9.8 and 1800+ 9.6's. So why bid like a lunatic which it seems people are doing instead of just waiting a day or two for the next one to come around. Seems more like impatience than the natural outcome of supply and demand. 

I could be completely wrong but it seems to me the economy isn't exactly booming lately so where's all this money coming from? Thats why I don't think its people who have been collecting for a while jacking up the prices all around  but new people who are really just investors who are creating the price escalation. Ok I'm done with my rantrant

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I got a SW #1 CGC 9.8 1977 Reprint (35c No Bar Code).  I was thinking about putting it up for auction since SW's seems to be doing well.  Any thoughts if there is or will be a greater interest in this?

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Sorry, not #1, #2... is this a reprint and what is the difference between it and the ones that say "reprint" on the cover? was this some sort of thing that came in a pack?

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29 minutes ago, the blob said:

Sorry, not #1, #2... is this a reprint and what is the difference between it and the ones that say "reprint" on the cover? was this some sort of thing that came in a pack?

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Yes, I believe that is a reprint because of the Diamond shape where the 35c is and also no UPC.  The #1 also has 2 other reprints. One like the one blew but with no Reprint on the cover.  The other has a a 35c diamond also I believe (?) says reprint but does have a UPC.

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OK, so maybe the one that says "reprint" came in the 3 for 99 cent bags and the one that does not was sold at newsstands/shops? I assumed it was a reprint, but just wondered if it was less common than the one that says "reprint"

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12 hours ago, the blob said:

OK, so maybe the one that says "reprint" came in the 3 for 99 cent bags and the one that does not was sold at newsstands/shops? I assumed it was a reprint, but just wondered if it was less common than the one that says "reprint"

I would say, anecdotally, more common. It is the most common variation and printing of the issue in my experience.

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On 1/18/2021 at 5:58 AM, Chaos_in_Canada said:

I think it should be worth more!

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The way Star Wars cards are going, that wax box may end up being worth more than the Star Wars 1. (Especially if you have an error card in there):applause:

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On 2/6/2021 at 11:06 AM, Rip said:

The way Star Wars cards are going, that wax box may end up being worth more than the Star Wars 1. (Especially if you have an error card in there):applause:

Damn forgot about the cards.  I use to have tons of them.  Not sure where they are or they got lost in a mother clean out.  

 

As for Star Wars books, they are always going to be tied to the health of the franchise.  When the "value" of the franchised dipped with the soft response to the Disney movies, prices stagnated.  With the Mandalorian doing well, they have advanced again.  

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On 2/6/2021 at 11:06 AM, Rip said:

The way Star Wars cards are going, that wax box may end up being worth more than the Star Wars 1. (Especially if you have an error card in there):applause:

I still kept an OPC s2 empty display box from 1977, and all the cards are off centered with jagged edges.

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