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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:46 am 
 

Wow:  no one commented on the OD&D 1st yet:  $5100 @  
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That's an all-time record for any D&D item, isn't it?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:03 am 
 

Wowzers!!!!!

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:33 am 
 

grodog wrote:Wow:  no one commented on the OD&D 1st yet

Over here, gro'; viewtopic.php?p=60045&highlight=#60045

(Their 2nd GH was a more noteworthy price, IMO: about equal rarity in that condition).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:29 am 
 

Yep, the Greyhawk was high: I didn't expect that level of snipe.

We all probably got a bit infected by Woody fever (dangerous condition: can melt plastic at 3000 miles).

Still think the $5,000+ is the bigger story...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:01 am 
 

Well I can honestly say that despite my feelings about "collecting" versus "buying to use"...that that's a set I wouldn't use if I got it.  

fifty one hundred dollars...that's like a third the price of my Saturn when I bought it new...!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:11 am 
 

obiter wrote:Yep, the Greyhawk was high: I didn't expect that level of snipe.

In context, the Greyhawk was low, IMO...
Anyone with a 2nd GH in that condition, please raise your hands now and optionally let me know what your selling price would be, if not $53. :)

obiter wrote:We all probably got a bit infected by Woody fever (dangerous condition: can melt plastic at 3000 miles).

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:23 am 
 

TBH I was expecting about $40-45.

My mistake ... but for once apparaently a happy one :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:58 am 
 

obiter wrote:TBH I was expecting about $40-45.

My mistake ... but for once apparaently a happy one :lol:


$5100!!!! holy feckin cow batman! thats more than my MDS in april plus all the money i spent on stuff!!! (well..umm mebbe nearly  :P )

wowza. now that seller has to be one happy camper after that!

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:39 am 
 

faro wrote:In context, the Greyhawk was low, IMO...
Anyone with a 2nd GH in that condition, please raise your hands now and optionally let me know what your selling price would be, if not $53. Smile


I agree with you.  I thought the GK Greyhawk was a bit low.  I have noticed that other GK products typically do much better than later prints:  Star Patrol and Tricolor come to mind.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:15 pm 
 

faro wrote:*g*


Raises hand tentatively.  

Hard to tell from the pic, but appears close to the condition of mine.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:13 pm 
 

I go away for 10 days and  look at what happens.  $5100??? I want whatever that guy was smoking. :?

very seriously considers selling my own.....


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:50 pm 
 

Now by this logic, my autographed OCE should get me what, seven, eight hundred at least? ;)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:05 am 
 

Now by this logic,

I don't think logic really enters in to an auction like this!!


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:50 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




I might be late to the party. Just noticed above.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:55 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:
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I might be late to the party. Just noticed above.




That's a weird buy-it-now price.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:29 pm 
 

Very weird BIN.
But pulled 'cause of the art.
It'll be back with a fresh pic, I'm sure.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:37 pm 
 

Does anyone know what the number on the one for sale is?  I take it that it is not 181 the one in the picture.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:10 pm 
 

faro wrote:
obiter wrote:Yep, the Greyhawk was high: I didn't expect that level of snipe.

In context, the Greyhawk was low, IMO...
Anyone with a 2nd GH in that condition, please raise your hands now and optionally let me know what your selling price would be, if not $53. :)

*rofl*. Does this seem so high, now, for pretty much the best copy around?

There's barely a few months between the prints and the 2nd GH is still well into Woodgrain territory (i.e. print run should be 2,000 tops).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:19 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:20 pm 
 

re.  
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bombadil wrote:Raises hand tentatively.  

Hard to tell from the pic, but appears close to the condition of mine.


*nods*. Was judging by the other books in the auction, too, and gradings on those - rather perilous to do.

A little bit of staple rust is usual on the 2nds, whereas the 1sts are relatively rust free (different type of staple).



Yeah, you got a good 'un, Stephen.

Some of those are rather lumpy/spine-creased owing to the production and somewhat unattractive even if otherwise VF. Most (and there ain't been that many around) are in well-used, lower grades.



I didn't see any other hands go up, so I'm guessing around half-a-dozen accounted for in that sort of condition. (IMHO a 3rd woodgrain definitely benefits from having a good, solid 2nd GH to go with it...)

  
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