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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:17 pm 
 

I recently came across one in good/VGC I mean these are as rare as the 1st print box sets right?  only 1,000 were printed, I don't think I have ever seen one on ebay.........  How many die hards have this?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:03 am 
 

There is set on ebay right now. I'll break the silence on it because I am sure everyone here is already got it on their watch list.

I am guessing it will go for $300 plus.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:23 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:There is set on ebay right now. I'll break the silence on it because I am sure everyone here is already got it on their watch list.

I am guessing it will go for $300 plus.

You're probably right, but it sort of surprises me that this blatant TSR money grab is worth anything today.  I could make my own compilation, minus the not-so-snazzy case, so I don't see what's the big deal.  

Rarity does not always equal value, and these items are overrated.  I remember them when they came out, and I didn't buy them then.  I wouldn't buy them now, unless I needed to stock up on modules.  (I wouldn't buy the newer anniversary stuff either!)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:07 pm 
 

no 30th anniversary leather PH for you? lol its only $50  8O

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:18 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:no 30th anniversary leather PH for you? lol its only $50  8O


Actually, it's even $75. That is the price given on the WOTC homepage.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:59 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:no 30th anniversary leather PH for you? lol its only $50  8O

Nope, I'm going to take a pass on that one.  I'm sure I'll be kicking myself in 30 years when they're selling for 40 peta-bucks on Intergalactic 3D-bay.  Of course, by then, owning anything made out of paper will be punishable by death.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:44 pm 
 

That would be impossible. The rate we are going, there won't be any trees by then.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:18 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:There is set on ebay right now. I'll break the silence on it because I am sure everyone here is already got it on their watch list.


Could someone please post a link to this?  I can't seem to find it.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:54 am 
 

I can't find it anymore either. I thought I had it on my watch list, but not there, either.

I am sure I tagged it... 8O  8O  8O ... It had X4 and others.

It is possible it got pulled, but I think it would have stayed on my watch list. It is possible I did not tag it...damn it...but planned on going back. Anyway, I found it a four or five days ago and it had several days to go...


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:05 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 56364&rd=1

Found it!

Had to do an expired search...


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

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:44 am 
 

ya i was watching that one that guy had a ton of rares up this last week...
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:23 pm 
 

Well that one might clear up the info on The Acaeum pertaining to this combo pack.  Looks like it contained X1-4 instead of X2, 3, 4, 6.  Could also be a new variation, I suppose.  Hopefully "a2jeff" will send in a scan.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:29 pm 
 

I've entered it onto that page as a separate version.  It doesn't have a stock number, so it's hard to confirm. (I'm also slowly getting the impression that TSR tossed everything they could find into a Combo Pack of some sort.  They probably sold about three).

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:02 pm 
 

They were certainly just trying to clear out stock. I bet there are probably all kinds of variations (or were). They probably ran out of module "a" and replaced it with whatever was in the next box!


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:34 pm 
 

This probably isn't much help, but when I lived in Colorado Springs there was a shopowner who was religious about ordering 1 of each TSR release, no matter how popular or trite.  He'd only order more after he'd gotten multiple requests.  Anyway, one day in the 80s I walked in and there were 1 each of the 10th Anniversary Packs (not the set, just the bundles); I thought they were the most pathetic things I'd ever seen.  If they didn't sell the first time, don't unload on us!  But the point of this ramble is that I remember at least 15 different kinds of packs, from D&D to Gangbusters.  I wish I knew the specifications of each, but my memory isn't that sharp.  But I'm almost certain there was a G1-2-3 one with some other stuff in it as well.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:05 pm 
 

Perhaps I am too dumb for this...but as I see it the only thing that is worth 120$+ here is the actual shrinkwrap plastic and that yellow flyer. So as soon as you remove the shrink this set is going to be worth about, lessay, 30$ or so, no?
That's not really something I would pay money for...except I'd have too much of it.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:11 pm 
 

These items are situational rares - their packaging establishes provenance that they're available in considerably smaller numbers than individually shrinkwrapped items.  Paradoxically, it's the fact that so few were bought, because they were silly, that makes them valuable now.  Once you open the package, even with the yellow tag, you have a pile of mint common modules worth about $5-10 each.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:24 pm 
 

Ok, for me that means I will certainly spend my next 100$+ on actual printed/stapled papers instead of a shrink plastic and a yellow flyer thingie :)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:51 pm 
 

ya but the fancy leather look a like box has got to be worth something :P

its just so pretty  :oops:

the set not the boosters or whatever you wanna call them...

set = 1000 made = rare, rare as 1st print [email protected] box set

pretty box > plastic with yellow tag

so what if the modules are commen as hell. you get a nice little box to tear up!  Hell on the 1st-3rd box sets the most expensive part is the box!
pretty wood grain  8O

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:38 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:ya but the fancy leather look a like box has got to be worth something :P

its just so pretty  :oops:

the set not the boosters or whatever you wanna call them...

set = 1000 made = rare, rare as 1st print [email protected] box set

pretty box > plastic with yellow tag

so what if the modules are commen as hell. you get a nice little box to tear up!  Hell on the 1st-3rd box sets the most expensive part is the box!
pretty wood grain  8O


Most of the 10th anniversary sets don't have the leather box.  They're just group shrinkwrapped with a yellow note inside.  I can see the ones with the leather box going for some cash, but the others shouldn't be worth much more than if they were separately purchased in the shrink.

  
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