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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 First Printing (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. With a first printing of just 3000 copies, this is one of the rarest of key Modern Age comic issues. Featured is the origin and first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder. Kevin Eastman provided the wraparound cover and interior art. Overstreet doesn't list values for the issue, but notes that copies in high grade have sold at widely varying prices. GPAnalysis lists a "prices sold" range of $670-$1,675, with an average selling price of $1,337 over the previous 12 months. CGC census 6/08: 31 in 8.5, 65 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2008
    7th-8th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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