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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Who could have guessed that Kevin Eastman borrowing money from an uncle to print this first issue would lead to the world-wide phenomenon that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The origin and first appearances of the Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder are all here. The wraparound cover is by Kevin Eastman, and the story and interior art are by Eastman and Peter Laird. Only 3,000 copies were printed of this independent rarity. Don't pass this one up! Overstreet 2014 VF 8.0 value = $1,750. CGC census 2/15: 62 in 7.5, 343 higher. From the Loveland Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 20
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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.
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