Here’s the smell of the blood still – all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!

§ May 5th, 2006 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Here’s the smell of the blood still – all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!

So, just out of curiosity, and out of a need to lessen my own guilt a tad, I decided to return to the eBay and see what the Civil War Michael Turner 1 in 75 sketch cover variants have been selling for. I looked at only closed auctions, and only at auctions for just the sketch variant (there were quite a few that had all three versions of the cover, or just the two variants), and took only the first twenty auctions I came across (I figure that was enough of a sampling). Here is what I found:

Lowest price: $75.00

Highest price: $115.00

Average price of all 20: $96.87

And once these start going through the CGC “professional grading” process and getting relisted, we’ll probably be looking at prices several times that amount. Well, at least until Civil War goes the way of Secret Wars II and Atlantis Attacks and we’ve all moved on to the next big “nothing will ever be the same” event series.

So, I suppose, I could have put that Turner sketch cover on the eBay and got a few more bucks for it, but that smacks of “effort.” And a bird in the hand is worth two on the internet, as the saying doesn’t go but probably should. Plus, I didn’t have to worry about the PayPal fees, and eBay fees, and packing the comic up, and wondering if it arrived, and so on.

And thus, I’m going to be happy with our seventy-five bucks, the customer is going to be happy with his comic (I just found out that he had bought other copies of the same variant elsewhere, so he’s almost certainly going to be reselling them), and we can put that money to some good use…buying more manga books, or keeping us stocked in Lenore, or keeping the bourbon flowing…you know, whatever.

I also took a look at what the regular Turner variants were selling for…I didn’t do an exact average or anything, but they looked like they were selling in the $25 to $30 range. And someone sold a set of both variants for $177. Goodness.

And here’s someone who sold the Civil War promo postcard for $0.75. You know, I still have a bunch of these on the front counter…hmmmmm….

Oh, relax, I’m only kidding.


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