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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
What was the cover book in the pack that yielded the variant ? Do you remember by chance? I know I recently got a few copies of Yondu 2, 1/25 store variants from packs, but nothing quite as limited as yours
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Collector jddtjd123 private msg quote post Address this user
It was the symbiote spiderman 1 with mysterio on it
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
Any one have a blue logo copy with a blue back instead of a gray back? I picked up 3 more and 2 have a blue back. I’m wondering if this is an error since the “academy” ribbon is blue instead of purple, but the red in marvel logo does not vary.


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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Good lord. Im so pissed that I can't hunt for these.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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Good lord. Im so pissed that I can't hunt for these.
I’m happy to get you some. These 3 are 9.4/9.6 max if interested in a copy.
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
I would really love that and very much appreciate the offer. But shipping costs have been absolutely killing me. This border is never gonna open ever again I think.

And really, I'd just be happy with the possibility for hunting around. It's pretty ridiculous we don't see the same products at a frig'n Walmart.

Thanks tho!
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Collector jddtjd123 private msg quote post Address this user
I will check k mine out tomorrow and let you know I have alot of them
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I sent my blue lettered one off to CBCS. I will post it when it comes back.
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Collector jddtjd123 private msg quote post Address this user
I have 3 blue and 1 grey may have more need to look
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Someone posted a blue variant CGC graded copy and it does not say 2nd print on the label.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124535819049
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think any do, do they? The red one I got from Joosh didn't say it either.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
The red I would imagine definitely would not. The blue to be honest I thought would be notated in some way to distinguish between the red because in my opinion it would be a later print.

Edit.

I am far from well versed in printings and such. I was just "assuming"
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Ya me too. I'm cluless. I would like to pick up a 9.8 blue at some point tho.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Funny. I'm avoiding the blue. Hoping to find some more deals on red....
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Makes you wonder if they even noticed or just missed it, or there is no reason they felt it necessary to differentiate the two
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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The red I would imagine definitely would not. The blue to be honest I thought would be notated in some way to distinguish between the red because in my opinion it would be a later print.

Edit.

I am far from well versed in printings and such. I was just "assuming"
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Makes you wonder if they even noticed or just missed it, or there is no reason they felt it necessary to differentiate the two


This is where it gets unnecessarily complicated when picking at the details. The 1st Walmart red letter cover is a variation on the standard 4th print cover. The 2nd blue letter is printed about the time of the standard 5th print.

Technically the Walmart covers fall into an exclusive print run. They are printed by a different manufacturer and have no relation to the official print runs. You could reasonably deduce that the Blue is a 2nd print, but labeling as such could be confusing since there is an official 2nd print that has not printing relation to the Walmart prints. 🤓🥴
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Well the next question is, how does CBCS view the 2 book?
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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Well the next question is, how does CBCS view the 2 book?
I would say only as “Walmart Edition” since that is the only given designation (the obvious answer). maybe one of them will chime in.
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
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The red I would imagine definitely would not. The blue to be honest I thought would be notated in some way to distinguish between the red because in my opinion it would be a later print.

Edit.

I am far from well versed in printings and such. I was just "assuming"
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Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Makes you wonder if they even noticed or just missed it, or there is no reason they felt it necessary to differentiate the two


This is where it gets unnecessarily complicated when picking at the details. The 1st Walmart red letter cover is a variation on the standard 4th print cover. The 2nd blue letter is printed about the time of the standard 5th print.

Technically the Walmart covers fall into an exclusive print run. They are printed by a different manufacturer and have no relation to the official print runs. You could reasonably deduce that the Blue is a 2nd print, but labeling as such could be confusing since there is an official 2nd print that has not printing relation to the Walmart prints. 🤓🥴


You can almost twist your mind into knots trying to sort this one out....the comparison between the walmart variants and whitmans seems most fitting at this point.
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Funny. I'm avoiding the blue. Hoping to find some more deals on red....
This becomes the guessing game because we dont know for sure if the red was the lower print run or the blue, or which will eventually become most scarce, similar to cover price variants.
It might not become about which came first but about which came the most well stocked. I have seen it argued since the walmart superstores seemed to get the packs at two per , for superstores only and there are roughly 4,500 walmart super stores, that the print runs for these must be in the ballpark of 10 k each , which is a fairly low print run for a hotter book.
If the grading services and hobby fail to discern between the original red logo and the newer blue, that suggests a similar tact for the Spiderverse book with the first appearance of Spider Zero...a book that appears to have been produced in smaller quantities in all versions, originally, than say Strange Academy 1. Given the walmart variant is the characters first appearance AND more significant she appears on the cover, those books to my mind have a field of room to grow in as well, if this all holds up
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
I’m guessing if the title color variations get enough attention CBCS will simply notate “blue” or “red” title Walmart variant. I know as a collector I want both. I now have both, just need to get “blue” out to CBCS when I have a slab pile accumulated.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
Picked up 3 more. Looks like I’m hoarding these now.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone have one of these? clickable text

Will trade
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Collector jddtjd123 private msg quote post Address this user
I have like 5 or 6 of those
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
If anyone gets an extra 9.8 cgc blue at some point, I'd probably be interested.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
@Terry88 noted
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
<3
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Collector Donnied private msg quote post Address this user
@jddtjd123 - I was at Walmart today and checked the variants and hoped I would see some Symbiote Spider-man #1's with a chance to get that sketch cover. There were two different color choices, but neither had the jackpot inside. The green logo shows printed in 2019 by Quad Graphics, the red printed by Fry Communications in 2020, and it has the silver back cover that says variant edition. I don't see anywhere in or on either book that would let anybody know that they are Walmart exclusives. Would it be the Land/D'Armata cover that distinguishs it from the many other versions?
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
The books them selves do not specify other than the manufacture. Quad, Fry, and one other company (can’t remember the name) are 3 that I know of that print Walmart exclusives. CPG designates them Walmart variants and will designate color changes as A, B, etc.
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Collector jddtjd123 private msg quote post Address this user
The one I got my sketch in was the red one
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