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Help With My TMNT #1 (3rd Print)3741

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
So, I got this a couple years ago at auction. The seller said it was VF/VF+.

I know more about grading now than I did then. I'd consider it Fine, probably Fine + with a press. However, I'd like second opinions.

Here's the kicker: did someone ERASE the phrase "third print" from the inside cover? Possibly trying to pass it off as an earlier printing?

Any help would be appreciated.











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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
sorry to say, but a quick google image search confirms your suspicion, 3rd printing was erased.

maybe a 4.0
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Wow, the things people do.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know anything really about the turtles book. CaptainMyke should back in a few days. Just looking at the pic and grading the book as is no press I would say your around a 5.0 with a press you'll sneak into a 5.5 maybe a 6.0 depending on how that bottom right corner comes out along with all the dimples which should come out.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
😯
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
The fact that someone defaced the Third Printing text is really going to hurt the value.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, I was shocked when I saw that.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Out of curiosity what are third print issues such as these worth? How about higher grades as well.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@Savage_Spawn between $150 and $900 depending.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@Savage_Spawn The 6 month average on 9.6 3rd print #1 is $265.

So, not a lot.

I bet a 9.8 is $4-$500 though.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim if you find a 9.6 or 9.8 at that price let me know.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user



I'll keep an eye out. The last 9.6 sold for $280.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim Kaptainmyke said to tell you to get rid of that book. Lol
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I'm trying. 😏
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthLego
@00slim Kaptainmyke said to tell you to get rid of that book. Lol


...interesting.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
My goal is to upgrade to a second print (8.0 minimum).
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00slim
My goal is to upgrade to a second print (8.0 minimum).


Just erase some blood off the sword on the cover, then you have a realer (looking) 2nd print 😁
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
Wow, can't believe how shady that is. Hope you still have this seller's contact information so you can avoid him FOREVER after this hot garbage work.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@Thanatos from what I understood Slim bought it as a third print.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I did. However, I didn't catch the erased part on the inside cover. 😒

I do wish I kept the Seller's information, but it was years ago.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00slim
@Savage_Spawn The 6 month average on 9.6 3rd print #1 is $265.

So, not a lot.

I bet a 9.8 is $4-$500 though.


Guess it depends on your perspective! I'd also guess a second printing would be significantly higher and know the first printing is off the charts. Thanks.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Definitely. Here's the 6 month average on a 9.6 2nd print.

An 8.0 is around $300.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
It's pretty much a $30 book, in that grade.

I'd say scan the FC and BC in, , disclose the defect (3rd print partially erased) put a BIN of $30 + $10 Priority Shipping and it'll sell.
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