1st Ed Monster Manual Price?
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 21, 2
Author

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:00 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:As I recal, those $100 MM 1st Prints were all in very nice condition.
At least any that I thought of bidding on were.

The $150-200+ ones, anyhow. Still has "+32%" on the latest version of the pricing page.

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Less than great (I would use the words *less than good*) but not terrible.

Less than G and we have a deal. ;)
The grading structure still has a bad habit of "things tending to VG" as it stands, IMO.

Gnat the Beggar wrote:All in all, I think based on the first pic and the overall description that this copy is at best just a place holder book (As I would call it).
Holding a place on your shelf until you can get a nicer copy, then hope you can get your money back from selling it afterwards.

*nods*. Agreed at that and $50 is probably a "sensible" target for mid-range placeholders but still more than many people might wish to mentally write off, I guess.


"7.3 ORGANIZING THE PARTY: Always have a keg, even if it's BYOB...
7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 5029
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2017
Location: Texas

Post Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:01 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Coming in late to the thread as I'm on the beach this week.

The auction now has a $100 BIN.  It sounds from the posts above that it was $50 before, so perhaps the seller is reading the thread.


yep..
Seller also deleted the wrong picture and posted two new pitures that show the correct copyright page and a close up of that pages printing area.

At that price ($100) that book will probably not sell to a knowledgeable collector.
Even a collector who is desperate for a First Print MM would likely prefer to wait for a copy that is in better condition.
Even at $50 I thought that copy was pushing the envelope a bit, but still plausible....
However, seller aslo added a "Make an Offer" choice too.
Which was not there with the $50 BIN.

Still, I wish the seller luck in his/her listings.


"Guys, I am starting to think Tegel Manor might be haunted..."
Stated by me as a PC during a run of Tegel Manor DMed by killjoy at NTRPGCon 2010

Charter Member of the ATM

  

User avatar

Sage Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 2655
Joined: Sep 25, 2007
Last Visit: Oct 05, 2020
Location: Southwest

Post Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:04 pm 
 

Many months ago (six or more?) the seller had the price up in the $100 range, but then slowly brought it down. I remember posting it when I originally saw it in the interesting items on Ebay thread, but I can't seem to find the original post. I thought I remembered Brian commenting about it at that time, too. The seller I'm pretty sure had a 3rd print, as well as several early prints of the PHB.

Unless the book were in immaculate condition, I haven't seen them go above that $50-$75 range in a long while.

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:39 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:1st Print MM's used to sell for over $100... years ago...

They sell for around $30 - $50 these days...


Or $265 as the case may be? ;)

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0434075001 (with three bidders at $250+)


"7.3 ORGANIZING THE PARTY: Always have a keg, even if it's BYOB...
7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1607
Joined: Aug 19, 2008
Last Visit: Sep 22, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL

Post Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:29 am 
 

faro wrote:
Or $265 as the case may be? ;)
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0434075001 (with three bidders at $250+)




Crazy as it may seem, but look at the picture. It's a very beautiful copy.


RPG’s, D&D in particular has had a major influence in my life. It’s bonded me together with life long friends...it’s that bond in life not just as friends, but in our jokes, our mannerisms, and what we find funny. Invincible Overlord

 ICQ  
Previous
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 21, 2