Sunday, February 08, 2009

Another Adventure 247 on eBay

Anyone want to buy a copy of Adventure 247? There are several this morning:


But the most affordable one by far is this unslabbed copy with the top third of the cover missing (it was cut off by the store and sent back for credit, and this was supposed to have been destroyed) for only $299.99. I don't expect this one to be hanging around long.

8 comments:

T. Troy McNemar said...

eBay removed the auction this morning.

Michael said...

Bummer. I bet it was one of those "I'll give you X and buy it now" bids from someone, despite it not being a Buy It Now auction.

Duke Harrington said...

So, do we think the one missing 1/3 its cover is worth $300?

Eric Gimlin said...

I don't. Then again, I got a complete (but with nasty spine split) copy a few weeks ago for $300. It's one of those "the grade is low due to x but other than that it's better than the grade would suggest" copies. Still beat up, but I'm very happy with it.

Duke Harrington said...

Is it just me, or are there quiet a few copies of this book hitting the market right now?

A sign of the economy? Perhaps, the thought process goes, I'm not ready to unload my godo stuff yet, but I can let got of a few low-grade keys, and here's one I knew people will jump at?

Michael said...

Of the four on this list, three are from dealers just putting them up in their ebay store. I'm sure you'd find a typical number of copies of other key Silver Age books if you looked specifically for them, so I wouldn't attribute anything to the fact that there are 4 for sale at this moment.

Greybird said...

I've tried for years to understand the impulse to pay so much for such a piece of yellowing paper, but I admit that I can't. Time and chemistry work against it.

If the story endures, it gets reprinted — as this one has been, ten times over.

It endures, even without its being that strong or interesting. As I finally know unmistakably, from having at long last read it in full — and knowing I have, not bearing conflicted memories of doing so — in Adventure v2 n0, just last week.

Jim Drew said...

Some people value physical artifacts as well as/beyond just the story it contains. For some, it's about holding a piece of history. For others, it's about the concrete artifact, or about the completeness of the collection.

Or if you prefer, every new comic gets scanned and posted to pirate sites, so why would you buy a physical copy of *any* comic these days?