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I just saw the bids on the Sal pieces.

WTF?

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On a personal level, disappointed with the way Lone Wolf 3 looks as an original (and the fact that its two boards frankensteined onto one).     That's a high nostalgia one for me personally, but I can't see bidding as a result.

Cap 1 already at 855k

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OMFG turtles 1 at 75k already

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defenders 9 102k

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an exceptionally strong barks result on a painting that doesn't seem like a great one? (156k)

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Frazetta still going, speaking of not so great examples

edit 264k

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22 minutes ago, Bronty said:

defenders 9 102k

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51 minutes ago, Bronty said:

Frazetta still going, speaking of not so great examples

edit 264k

That one shocked the heck out of me.  One of his weakest pieces IMHO.

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5 minutes ago, batman_fan said:

That one shocked the heck out of me.  One of his weakest pieces IMHO.

A nice Heck (but Heck), a couple Sal Buscemas, a weaker IMO barks, and a weak frazetta, all 96-264k.    Yeesh.

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8 minutes ago, batman_fan said:

That one shocked the heck out of me.  One of his weakest pieces IMHO.

I think the 5 million EQ gave this one wings unfairly. 

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1 hour ago, Bronty said:

defenders 9 102k

The Cap #137 at $96k by Sal B may be the even crazier result.  And what about that Heck Avengers splash for $96k?  That'; more than Heck Avengers covers have sold for in the past and way more than any previous Heck Avengers splash.

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2 hours ago, vodou said:

Evidently everyone is except two bidders ;)

No, they're out of touch and we're all still sane.  

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7 minutes ago, delekkerste said:

No, they're out of touch and we're all still sane.  

Since you're the captain of the BWS Conan Trendspotting Club, what did you think of the #11 cover result?   Seemed strong?  Hasn't it been for sale for a long time with no takers?

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1 minute ago, Bronty said:

Since you're the captain of the BWS Conan Trendspotting Club, what did you think of the #11 cover result?   Seemed strong?  Hasn't it been for sale for a long time with no takers?

Gene may know better but I don't believe this cover made the rounds.

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2 minutes ago, Ironmandrd said:

Gene may know better but I don't believe this cover made the rounds.

Maybe I'm confusing 10 and 11

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TMNT 1 at 90k is a jaw dropper.   previous record was 40.

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Finally almost at the MTG and video games :P

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15 minutes ago, Bronty said:

Since you're the captain of the BWS Conan Trendspotting Club, what did you think of the #11 cover result?   Seemed strong?  Hasn't it been for sale for a long time with no takers?

Very glad to see that this one did not sell for just $60-$65K, because it is one of the best of the earlier covers, if not the best, a sentiment shared by the consignor (David Mandel; I think people know it was his as it was on his CAF for years) 

I think $90K is a good price in light of the weakening sales trend in recent years. Though, it's probably only flat to slightly higher than where it would have been 5 years ago - anyone thinking that this result somehow invalidates the overwhelming evidence we've seen that the BWS Conan market peaked about 5 years ago is kidding themselves. The best pieces will still fetch $$$, but, probably not more than where they were 5 years ago when adjusted for inflation, and most examples below that level are flat to down even before adjusting for inflation. 

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41 minutes ago, Bronty said:

TMNT 1 at 90k is a jaw dropper.   previous record was 40.

I have no words.

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