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TRADING OFFERS - TMNT First Printing #12381

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My problem is this: I know most of the owners in the deep knit community of TMNT who do have first printings of #1 but are unwilling to part with them unless maybe there was a trade on the table. And it's always the same: Golden Age or Silver Age only.

Ridiculous, I know.

Either that, or people be trying to sell $3,000 books for $6,000. That's the situation.


Unless you have better and bigger books to trade, it's going to be tough to get anyone to take your trade. TMNT #1 is a major key so, unfortunately, you're going to need to bring major keys to the table.
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regarding that youtube video...but i could see the extra blood on the middle "T" on the cover, a dead giveaway that book is a third printing without even cracking the slab.


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Unless you have better and bigger books to trade, it's going to be tough to get anyone to take your trade. TMNT #1 is a major key so, unfortunately, you're going to need to bring major keys to the table.


Yeah, I know. I'm getting there...still waiting on some things to get sent back to me
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regarding that youtube video...but i could see the extra blood on the middle "T" on the cover, a dead giveaway that book is a third printing without even cracking the slab.


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Originally Posted by 50AE_DE
Unless you have better and bigger books to trade, it's going to be tough to get anyone to take your trade. TMNT #1 is a major key so, unfortunately, you're going to need to bring major keys to the table.


Yeah, I know. I'm getting there...still waiting on some things to get sent back to me


Good luck on trying to get one. The book a grail for me but I can't justify paying so much for a Copper book so unless it drops down to about a grand, I'm never going to own a copy.
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
My problem is this: I know most of the owners in the deep knit community of TMNT who do have first printings of #1 but are unwilling to part with them unless maybe there was a trade on the table. And it's always the same: Golden Age or Silver Age only.

Ridiculous, I know.

Either that, or people be trying to sell $3,000 books for $6,000. That's the situation.


I own one and it isn't for sale, and/or trade. It will be passed on to my son. TMNT #1 has a strange hold on me. It took 15 years to find the copy I wanted as it had to be almost as specific a copy as the one KaptMyke is looking for in this thread. I found it by accident on eBay.
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@kaptainmyke
Are there any differences in 1st vs 2nd printing on the cover? I've noticed the third printings on ebay have that extra "T" blood spatter you mentioned
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
On the inside. The inside front page will say "Second Printing". Counterfeits try to rub that out or use methods to remove it.

On first printings, the real "tell all sign" is the ad on the inside back page for Gobbedlygook #1 and #2. That is the clincher.
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Right now I have a fourth printing #1. It'll probably be a few years before I attempt to attain a first print, which is also one of my grails.
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The real "tell all sign" is the ad on the inside back page for Gobbedlygook #1 and #2. That is the clincher.


Looks like this:

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Which printing has the Gobbledygook?
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FIRST PRINTING has Gobbledygook ad on the inside rear cover.
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FIRST PRINTING has Gobbledygook ad on the inside rear cover.


The photo is of the inside of the rear cover. Maybe this shows it better.


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keep rubbing it in...
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keep rubbing it in...


I have no doubt that you will get one! You own just about every other TMNT item made. You are the biggest Turtle fan I've encountered.
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