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Hi,

Firstly I am not really a comic person and at 52 it's a bit late to start. These comics do intrigue me as they were in the bottom of a box that I bought because it had items I wanted. I was about to trash them and then a friend said they may be worth something. Not being a comic guy I am reaching out to see if I have something here. They were in plastic folders that were marked $60 #1 #2 First. Not sure what that means, but I am trying to give you as much information as I can. I don’t really want to know what they are worth yet, just is it worth sending them in to get checked out by CGC. I would be happy to get any advice I can. Thank you. David Mac. P.s. Please don’t use jargon if you respond, as I am uneducated when it comes to this topic. 

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Ok I'll bite. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 1 &2 could be worth a ton of money depending on what printing and the condition. If they're 3rd print $60 would be about

right however. No idea about theothers.  If you want more information you are going to have to put up some scans &/or detailed pictures of the front & back inside covers of

these books. There are plenty of people here that know far more than I & could tell you at a glance but you will have to put in some work. It will be worth your while.:sick:

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1 minute ago, Oaian said:

Where did this happen?

 

44 minutes ago, oldbsturgeon said:

yeah it's probably worth it to someone

without using specific information concerning their potential value or any jargon, it could be good for you?

 

35 minutes ago, steveinthecity said:

@oakman29 What light can you shed on the Turtlemania Special #1? (Or the other two Turtle books?)  Thanks.

@lou_fine

 

30 minutes ago, oakman29 said:

I really dont know much at all about it.

 

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Turtlemania Special had three editions. Yours is the most common by far, and had a print run of about 3,000. I have not seen one sold for years so I can't put a dollar value on it, but all of the Turtle books have value. It depends on which print they are.  

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1 hour ago, Oaian said:

Still not seeing it (shrug)

Me either.🤔

I was asked if I knew anything regarding the turtle mania books, although I may know many things. Turtle books are just a small interest due to my 10 year old son loving them. I in turn bought the first issues really just for him. Now if you ask me about Warren horror mags? I've got you covered.😊

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1 hour ago, Hollywood1892 said:

Is that TMNT 1?

If so graded in 9.8 it is worth about $70,000...

It's nice to be on a site where people make a joke of your find...you must really feel welcome

A bit extreme to tell him about the 9.8 graded TMNT Gocollect price, no?  Do you always tell people their books may be worth 9.8 graded prices? 

He has 1 post and somehow found his way on a comic forum and registered a new account when he could have asked anywhere else or did any type of google search to help him find info.  You must understand where the jokes come from....

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2 hours ago, Keys_Collector said:

A bit extreme to tell him about the 9.8 graded TMNT Gocollect price, no?  Do you always tell people their books may be worth 9.8 graded prices? 

He has 1 post and somehow found his way on a comic forum and registered a new account when he could have asked anywhere else or did any type of google search to help him find info.  You must understand where the jokes come from....

I don't think it's extreme. I gave him the ceiling.

I don't know what type of account it is, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, offer him what information might benefit him and move on

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Those books all have value. The condition looks quite good. Whether it is extreme value or not depends upon the printing of the Turtles #1 and #2.  There is a way to tell the printing of the #1 based upon the length of the sword and the amount of blood, but I never was that into Turtles. You can also check the indicia and the back cover ads to determine what printing they are.  There are a number of threads in the Copper section discussing all of the important information. The regular edition Turtlemania and the Nintendo sneak preview also do well graded in high grade.

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31 minutes ago, seanfingh said:

Those books all have value. The condition looks quite good. Whether it is extreme value or not depends upon the printing of the Turtles #1 and #2.  There is a way to tell the printing of the #1 based upon the length of the sword and the amount of blood, but I never was that into Turtles. You can also check the indicia and the back cover ads to determine what printing they are.  There are a number of threads in the Copper section discussing all of the important information. The regular edition Turtlemania and the Nintendo sneak preview also do well graded in high grade.

I would second this and suggest putting the detailed photos/scans in the PGM section. Kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. After of course reading forum guidelines.:preach:

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Well, a little overwhelmed by the plethora of responses. Normal mix of forces, so I will go with the positive. Thanks for your feedback, to be honest it took the moderators a few days to put the post up, so in the mean time I reached out to a member of a TMNT #1 forum on this site and he was very polite and informative and I will be sending them into get "slabbed", new jargon I learnt. This is a very unique situation where I am not informed, so I will continue to improve my knowledge about this fascinating subject. From the limited knowledge I have acquired, it does seem as they are original first print, one of the 3250. Strange to think they were in the living room of Eastman and Lairds apparent. I am a coin collector, so I appreciate the human connection to items,which will hopefully explain my incoherence to some of the elements of this industry.

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7 hours ago, H0RR0RSH0W said:

Ok I'll bite. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 1 &2 could be worth a ton of money depending on what printing and the condition. If they're 3rd print $60 would be about

right however. No idea about theothers.  If you want more information you are going to have to put up some scans &/or detailed pictures of the front & back inside covers of

these books. There are plenty of people here that know far more than I & could tell you at a glance but you will have to put in some work. It will be worth your while.:sick:

Thanks.:)

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8 hours ago, steveinthecity said:

@oakman29 What light can you shed on the Turtlemania Special #1? (Or the other two Turtle books?)  Thanks.

@lou_fine

From what I have discovered they are first print and I will be sending them to get graded. It has the gobbledygook advert on the back inside cover.

 

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18 hours ago, dmac007 said:

From what I have discovered they are first print and I will be sending them to get graded. It has the gobbledygook advert on the back inside cover.

 

Before sending for grading, you may also want to learn a little bit about pressing.  Hold a comic at an angle where the light reflects off the cover gloss, and look for small bends or folds that don't break the color.  If there are significant non-color-breaking creases, having the comics professionally pressed has the potential to increase the grade they are assigned, and thereby increase their sale value.  

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