I’m fairly new to the site but having a look around, I know very knowledgeable individuals are here and would like your input on this.
A local person has the book in the title and is asking for $450 for a copy or the last 2 he has for $850. After looking at some ended eBay listings, it looks to be a very good price to me though there aren’t many CBCS sold and majority are CGC. I know the price is normally lower for CBCS but at this price, I’m tempted to buy both copies as long term hold.
So question is, would you still purchase one copy at $450, which is a good price, or both at $850?
the book has a lot of important 1st fulls, 3 of those characters have been confirmed for the ashoka disney+ show. unless market completely crashes i think its a 1k+ book in 9.8 in the next year. you can always send them to cgc for case swap. the check them first before cracking slab and call you if they dont agree with previous grade from m understanding
For me personally, if I was presented with the same situation, I’d likely buy the one. At that point, knowing I had the 9.8 in the bag, I’d feel comfortable doing as Drunkwooky suggested and look for additional copies at a better price.
I like the book quite a bit (although I hate that it it technically their 3rd appearances), but I think you’ll be able to find 9.8 candidates with some searching and less investment.
It’s funny as much of the emphasis appears to be on Sabine, but I’m all in because of Hera.
Buy low, sell high. Always buy the book, not the slab. That’s my golden rules when it comes to buying. If you start to focus on just the slab and the grade slapped on it, you’re going to lose in one way or another. There are no guarantees, yes, this book is hot now but you are currently buying at peak market prices as well…
If you’re buying as a collector though, throw most of that out the window except the part of “buy the book” you like most. If you’re buying to invest, honestly I would say skip it to the next book you can spec on, get for far less money and watch it appreciate in value.
This is basically the point I was trying to reach stated more succinctly and eloquently.
I’m a Star Wars collector and I just like having the books. I think if people saw my collection, they’d be horrified by the 8.5 Clone Wars 1 raw, the 7.5 Star Wars 1 (1977), the 9.0 Knights of the Old Republic 9, and the horrendous copy of Knights of the Old Republic 42. I just like owning the books, though.
In my experience there are many a condition snobs in Star Wars fandom. My personal plan would involve finding the right raw copy and getting it graded too. I know that’s not for everyone though. And after putting in all that effort and getting a 9.6 just takes the air out of your sails. I definitely think in the long run kanan 1 and 6 will go higher.