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Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:01 pm 
 

I think a print run of 7,500 makes the LGJ1-5 an uncommon item. Not rare, not common. Uncommon.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:43 am 
 

Common
Uncommon
Rare
Very Rare
Unique

What about creating official Acaeum scores against these?
And should it be based upon print-run or estimated number in survival today?
(I vote for the latter)

Note - something can still be rare if no-one wants it. Nor does rare have to mean expensive. And condition shouldn't be used to make something appear rare.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:20 pm 
 

This is what the acaeum uses:

5:  The super-rare (and/or unique) items.  Rarely will these items come up for auction, if at all.
4:  Very rare.
3:  Uncommon, borderline-"rare".
2:  Less common.
1:  Routinely available in auctions.  Includes most RPG items published after 1980, with a few exceptions.

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Though i'm not sure how many surviving copies those numbers equate to...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:08 pm 
 

The rarity scale doesn't have hard-and-fast numbers of surviving copies in mind (because there's very little hard data on that).  The scale is simply based on the frequency of auctions for a particular item.

Even so, there's a lot of range for each step on the scale.  A rarity-5 item might come up once every six years.... or it may come up once every six months.  Both are rarity-5, but obviously one is quite a bit more rare than the other.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:37 pm 
 

LGJ#1 + #4 bundle

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5190215539


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 7:19 pm 
 

Greetings, all!

Looks like I have issue #4 of the Living Greyhawk journal in my collection -- I bought it from a collectibles store some months back for (I think) a dollar.  The cover has come off the staples, but otherwise it's in OK condition for my purposes...

Cheers,
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