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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:50:29 pm 
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There seems to have been a bit of a run on this book over the last 45 days or so. Three raw copies of Birth of the DEFIANT Universe #1 graded as NM sold on eBay within a 24 hour period of March 14 of this year.
A CGC 9.0 copy sold on March 29th there. A CGC 9.8 copy sold on the Bay on April 21. That's unusual activity for this book.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:33:52 pm 
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This one sold yesterday for $356.99 including shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIRTH-OF-THE-DE ... SwE0JY8tqI


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:02:36 pm 
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Interesting that there's suddenly some interest in these. There are only 19 total copies that have been CGC graded, and 14 of those are green label (automatic for books signed on the cover prior to CGC existing).
The universal and signature series copies are from JayJay's personal archive... 5 copies that weren't signed back-in-the-day... prototypes or "unsigned artist proofs" or whatever.

I own what are arguably the "best two" copies of this book and have had them since 2009.

The only 9.9 and the only signature series.

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There might arguably be better (mass produced) Defiant grail items in existence, but the pair of these make the "Defiant grail" for me... since the book was created specifically to be the Defiant grail (limited to 1,000) from the very beginning... and these are the "best two".

The original cover art would be a bigger grail of course, but it's not "more unique" (so far) and it costs many, many more monies.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:05:53 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I think part of the surge is that these books have been priced over $500 for so long, with some copies as high as $1K. Some sales have released some of the frozen overpriced grip.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:27:20 pm 
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Well I'll help you guys solve the mystery. I've been eyeing this book for awhile, but didn't think the $500-$1000 price was justified, so I snapped up three raw copies (returned two because they were clearly not NM). I submitted one to CGC the other day for my personal collection. Maybe the activity will generate some buzz or get some to come out of the woodwork. I could have sworn I had a personal copy of these, but can't find it, hence a rare raw purchase for me.

I do know the two 9.8 Birth of Defiant CGC sellers had been pretty adamant about their price for awhile now, but I think both have loosened up lately.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:40:55 pm 
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Cool! Long live the Org! :clap:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:54:24 pm 
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I own two copies of this book ... one that I'd wager is 9.8 material, the other 9.2 - 9.4 ... good stuff!


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:55:02 pm 
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There is currently a copy on 'bay high bid at $20.50 presently ... if I didn't already have two copies I'd attempt to take it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEFIANT-SPECIAL ... SwaeRZFi-p


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:17:32 pm 
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OhioValiantNut wrote:
There is currently a copy on 'bay high bid at $20.50 presently ... if I didn't already have two copies I'd attempt to take it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEFIANT-SPECIAL ... SwaeRZFi-p


It'll be interesting to see what this closes at.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:24:52 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Birth-of-the-De ... 44048b9165

Not mine, but a nice affordable copy if anyone is looking for one ... I'm good with my two copies ... how many of these does a person need?! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:18:55 am 
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Why must you tempt me so? I only have one copy.


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