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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Signature Series (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. A holy grail for Turtle collectors! A first printing of issue #1, signed with a sketch by Kevin Eastman, and hailing from the turtle creator's personal collection! The origin and first appearances of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder. Wraparound cover by Kevin Eastman. Eastman and Peter Laird story and art. One of only 3,000 copies printed. Currently #1 on Overstreet's Top 25 Copper Age Comics list. CGC notes, "Signed & Sketch by Kevin Eastman on 10/5/19 (From the Collection of Kevin Eastman.)". Overstreet 2020 VF/NM 9.0 value = $6,250; NM- 9.2 value = $8,000. CGC census 11/20: 37 in 9.0, 112 higher.
    From the Kevin Eastman Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 2075426005 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    December, 2020
    10th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 38
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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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