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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 7:56 am 
 

AD&D Color and build castle :
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:02 pm 
 

I think they must be D&D collector cards of some sort.  All of his other auctions are for cases of baseball cards and such.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:16 pm 
 

Yup, those would be overstock of the 1992 series of the TSR fantasy collector cards.  (Which were popular for awhile, then M:tG hit and TSR was left with huge amounts of overstock.)  They were packed in individual packs, then the packs were in a display box; a case is a set of multiple display boxes.  Probably a couple hundred packs there, sadly no longer worth the paper they're printed on.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:07 pm 
 

Great detective work as always, Nev. I'm really glad you keep up this thread. Has anybody seen the AD&D color castle before? This one must have raised some eyebrows.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:41 pm 
 

grodog wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44112

edit:  strange, my subject line doesn't show up, even though it's listed above as "Bad Moon -'87 C.S.A. module"


Yeh I was watching that one myself to see if it sold, it being rare XD&D Australian modules, never seen one for sale on ebay at all...

and yes the tital comes you when I replied to your post grodog..


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:57 pm 
 

Thanks for posting these items Nev. Every now and again one of these strange items slips by me and your posts help greatly.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:11 pm 
 

Many thanks to Nev for this great thread about off-beat items.  I won the D&D tablecloth... yeah, it's kinda sad, but my curiousity got the best of me.  

And those D&D cartoon clothing items would be really interesting if they ever made it onto eBay...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:43 am 
 

Thanks for the kudos!

Not sure if this one is obscure or not - AD&D Action Art :
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:50 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=2545

Anybody know anything about this "Rare softcover proof version of Players Handbook."?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:51 am 
 

It is my understanding that this is what they sent out to dealers to show their customers before the book was actually released. Somewhat rare, but I have seen them go for next to nothing. One sold at GenCon this year for around $30. I think they did this for a few other books also. I have one that previewed upcoming D&D fiction from Wizards of the Coast(some of which was never released). Hope this helps.

BTW: The Action Art sets are fairly common. It is harder to find them complete w/ paint.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:39 pm 
 

I concur with burnt.  Evidently the proof/preview versions were sent out to certain dealers and playtesters for evaluation.  They seem to be rare but do not go for a lot of $ as of yet.  That could change as time marches on... The fact that this one is signed, if the signatures could be authenticated, would tend to increase the value I would think over a un-signed copy.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:57 pm 
 

The soft cover D&D player handbooks went to the premier stores in the WOTC sales database. There where copies floating around the office as well which where intented for playtesters.
The data base was quite large, and it cost WOTC next to nothing to print thoses, so I'm sure the print run was quite large.
Another item that was sent out with the 3.0 PHB to retail stores was the quick rules, mini adventure the end 2nd edition converstion booklet.

And those are "real" signatures, or a great forgery. I recognize there handwriting.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:36 am 
 

Four different coloring books :
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:36 am 
 

Planescape Faction Pins:

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:34 am 
 

Kandroc Keep
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This thing is so obscure that Kandroc gets zero results in google!
The guy who wrote it has a design credit for Fiend Folio.

I get the impression this is super super rare and I was tempted to bid on it myself - but I'll let someone else have it.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:18 am 
 

Anyone know if this is D&D or Tunnels & Trolls?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:48 pm 
 

Smells like T&T to me... but I'd probably bid on it anyway if it were a US seller.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:08 am 
 

AD&D First Quest - The Music double LP - on ebay. See The Rares on this site for some details.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 44112&rd=1

  
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