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WTB DIVINITY #1 LAROSA (1:40) 9.8

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I’m watching a green label on eBay, but I’d much rather have a blue... :?

Has to be the newer casing as well. It just looks better imo. I doubt many are sitting on multiple of these, if so, I’m sure they went quick back when this was fetching over 5, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask... :thumb:
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Re: WTB DIVINITY #1 LAROSA (1:40) 9.8

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Some background (not my sale, but...) this particular copy appears to be one of the artist compensation books that Valiant provided to LaRosa when the issue was released.

I remember this specifically, because May, 2015, LaRrosa messaged me on Facebook to discuss how to best sell these to free up some cash at the time following an injury he received. He had 10 copies, but gave one to his grandfather, so by my math he had 9 copies.

I told LaRosa to sign a few and sell them.

I took a digital image of the cover, photoshopped "LaRosa" over Divinity's finger in silver ink as an example/template for signature placement, and LaRosa signed a few copies in exactly this way.

Sonic Dan facilitated the sales for LaRosa (I believe) and 3 copies were sent to CGC, each receiving a Green Label and a grade of 9.8.
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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:57:27 am
Some background (not my sale, but...) this particular copy appears to be one of the artist compensation books that Valiant provided to LaRosa when the issue was released.

I remember this specifically, because May, 2015, LaRrosa messaged me on Facebook to discuss how to best sell these to free up some cash at the time following an injury he received. He had 10 copies, but gave one to his grandfather, so by my math he had 9 copies.

I told LaRosa to sign a few and sell them.

I took a digital image of the cover, photoshopped "LaRosa" over Divinity's finger in silver ink as an example/template for signature placement, and LaRosa signed a few copies in exactly this way.

Sonic Dan facilitated the sales for LaRosa (I believe) and 3 copies were sent to CGC, each receiving a Green Label and a grade of 9.8.
Interesting... :hm:

A closer look, the bottom right side of the casing is pretty scratched up, front and back, ugh... facepalm
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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:57:27 am
Some background (not my sale, but...) this particular copy appears to be one of the artist compensation books that Valiant provided to LaRosa when the issue was released.

I remember this specifically, because May, 2015, LaRrosa messaged me on Facebook to discuss how to best sell these to free up some cash at the time following an injury he received. He had 10 copies, but gave one to his grandfather, so by my math he had 9 copies.

I told LaRosa to sign a few and sell them.

I took a digital image of the cover, photoshopped "LaRosa" over Divinity's finger in silver ink as an example/template for signature placement, and LaRosa signed a few copies in exactly this way.

Sonic Dan facilitated the sales for LaRosa (I believe) and 3 copies were sent to CGC, each receiving a Green Label and a grade of 9.8.
I bought one of these and sent it to CBCS and received a 9.8 red label with an authenticated signature.

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There’s a total of 4 listings currently on EBay right now...

2 Raw...
$999.99/Best Offer-Ridiculous!!!! :o Probably a 9.9 tho, that *SQUEE* is sharp!!
$315.00/Best Offer-Ding on front cover, won’t grade 9.8 facepalm

2 Graded...
$400.00/Firm-CGC 9.8 Signed Green Label- :hm:
$625.00/Best Offer-CBCS 9.8 Yellow Label Signature Series- Not really a fan of CBCS! :?

Decisions Decisions... :hm:
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I have a larosa signed floppy.
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I like that $400 copy and think it's a great price.

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Today I received the original art for Moustafa's Divinity 0. Love that cover, and when I met him I asked about it. Found it on Comiclink on a lark, and bought it for an incredible price. It's going in the office!

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agent_graves wrote:A closer look, the bottom right side of the casing is pretty scratched up, front and back, ugh... facepalm
I sent the guy a message about the scratches, he says what I’m seeing are smudges on the scanner glass.
nonplayer wrote:
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I have a larosa signed floppy.
I appreciate it, but that would lead to another Green Label. Any raws I pick up can’t be already signed... :thumb:
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:29:54 pm
I like that $400 copy and think it's a great price.


Yea, I think it’s worth it. I just wish I would’ve snagged it two weeks ago when he was doing 10% off, he not budging off that $400 now... :lol: It’s cool though, save $40, spend $40, gotta pay for what you want!!
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30:53 pm
Today I received the original art for Moustafa's Divinity 0. Love that cover, and when I met him I asked about it. Found it on Comiclink on a lark, and bought it for an incredible price. It's going in the office!
That’s wasup, I’d love to own some Divinity original art. One Day!! :hope:
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:thumb:

I sold a 9.8 some time ago for just shy of $400, but they came up more frequently back then.

I have a Divinity III Shadowman cover by Ryan Winn, and I have a great splash page from Dovinity #3 with Unity coming after him. It’s a favorite. Cadence has some great pages on their site. I’ve been eyeing one for a few years now!

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nycjadie wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:56:18 pm
:thumb:

I sold a 9.8 some time ago for just shy of $400, but they came up more frequently back then.

I have a Divinity III Shadowman cover by Ryan Winn, and I have a great splash page from Dovinity #3 with Unity coming after him. It’s a favorite. Cadence has some great pages on their site. I’ve been eyeing one for a few years now!
That’s what I was hoping for, ($350-$375 shipped) that 10% off would’ve landed me right around $375-$380 after shipping and taxes. Honestly, I got a few Silver Age Keys I’ve been eyeing, but this is one I feel like I need back in my PC now. :cloud9:

I’ve searched a few times, I haven’t come across anything that stood out, that I just had to have. All my favorite covers or pages from the first Divinity series have been sold, to my knowledge. Hopefully one day I might come across something I like from Divinity II, Stalinverse, Eternity, or Divinity 0. Sh!t, or even Imperium #7 or #8, some nice splash pages in those that would be nice to own the original art! Fingers crossed :hope:
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agent_graves wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34:09 am
A closer look, the bottom right side of the casing is pretty scratched up, front and back, ugh... facepalm
$15 re-holder fee. Hell, you could negotiate the price by $15-20 on this very point. Easy day!

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nycjadie wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30:53 pm
Today I received the original art for Moustafa's Divinity 0. Love that cover, and when I met him I asked about it. Found it on Comiclink on a lark, and bought it for an incredible price. It's going in the office!
Outstanding pick up!

Not sure how I overlooked such a piece!

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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:14:15 am
agent_graves wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34:09 am
A closer look, the bottom right side of the casing is pretty scratched up, front and back, ugh... facepalm
$15 re-holder fee. Hell, you could negotiate the price by $15-20 on this very point. Easy day!
I tried, lol. He said it was just smudges from the scanner... :?
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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:15:12 am
nycjadie wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30:53 pm
Today I received the original art for Moustafa's Divinity 0. Love that cover, and when I met him I asked about it. Found it on Comiclink on a lark, and bought it for an incredible price. It's going in the office!
Outstanding pick up!

Not sure how I overlooked such a piece!
Thank you! I just looked up the price. $276. Pretty sure the seller took a loss on it. Super happy with the piece!

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nycjadie wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:47:54 pm
DirtbagSailor wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:15:12 am
nycjadie wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30:53 pm
Today I received the original art for Moustafa's Divinity 0. Love that cover, and when I met him I asked about it. Found it on Comiclink on a lark, and bought it for an incredible price. It's going in the office!
Outstanding pick up!

Not sure how I overlooked such a piece!
Thank you! I just looked up the price. $276. Pretty sure the seller took a loss on it. Super happy with the piece!
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Worked out a deal for a CGC 9.8 blue label with a board member! :clap: :high-five: :thumb:
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agent_graves wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:40:59 am
Worked out a deal for a CGC 9.8 blue label with a board member! :clap: :high-five: :thumb:
Boom! Well done! :thumb:

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Woohoo!

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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:42:21 pm
agent_graves wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:40:59 am
Worked out a deal for a CGC 9.8 blue label with a board member! :clap: :high-five: :thumb:
Boom! Well done! :thumb:
nycjadie wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:11:47 pm
Woohoo!

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It looks like that NM+ raw copy sold for $300.00 on E-Bay. It was listed for sale at $899.95 for a while.


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If a raw went for $300, I figured I'd list my 9.6 at $295 and see what happens. It can't hurt to test the market, I suppose. If anyone is interested, I'll knock 5% off the price and cover the shipping.

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If a raw went for $300, I figured I'd list my 9.6 at $295 and see what happens. It can't hurt to test the market, I suppose. If anyone is interested, I'll knock 5% off the price and cover the shipping.
Your 9.6 looks great. Hopefully it gets sold. It sure beats the remaining raw copy on E-Bay with a couple of issues that probably drops the grade a little.

This book sure had huge potential pre-DMG as it seemed certain that the Divinity/Eternity characters, along with the Unknown, would be fleshed out and built upon for a long time. Now, I am not so sure those stories about all those new characters will ever be written. But, will DMG largely ignore the big star Abram Adams forever? I hope not.


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