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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. High-grade copies of this first printing are a four-figure item these days! This is the origin and first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder, and it's a book that had a print run of only 3,000 copies. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's independent comic was a smash hit that took everyone by surprise, so much so that just a year after publication Laird wrote, "The comic book we were afraid would sit around our living room in unsold boxes upon boxes is now being sold for approximately what a Conan #1 would go for." Well, guess what: some 20 years on, you could get about four Conan #1s in the same grade for what this one is selling for. It's currently the most valuable post-1980 comic, and likely to stay that way for a while. Note that the 2006 Overstreet guide does not list a value for this first printing, simply stating, "Prices vary widely on this book." CGC census 4/06: 8 in 9.4, 5 higher.

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    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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