I swear, this last week I'm the guy struggling to regain his youth.
1: I completed the Holofoil chase cards from Wildstorm Archives 1 that had 11 of the 13 variant covers (just took 17 years to complete!)
2 : I completed the chase cards from Wildstorm Archives 2 that had the Whilce Portacio art (just took me 16 years to complete)
3 : after 18 years, I finally obtained the hardcover collection of the Gen 13 miniseries, still sealed, and #0756 out of only 1000 (there's a card signed by Campbell inside, but I'm not sure I should break the seal. I also have an unopened copy of Wizard Magazine that had the G13 girls on the cover).
Plus, I noticed noone's done a blog piece on the variant covers, so I'm planning that post, along with full-image scans and more.
That sounds like a steal to me. I recall my local comic store owner in Iowa back in 1995, saying it was going for around $500 at the time it came out (not sure where he heard it from, though).
Btw, I was cleaning out my storage space as I am planning to move to a new apt in less than a week, and after perusing over my Gen 13 collection, was amazed how much I had gotten signed at SDCC in 1996 and 1997. Here's an updated list:
1996 SDCC (Signed by Brandon Choi and Alex Garner): Gen 13 #5 (mini-series) Gen 13 #0 Gen 13 #7 Gen 13 #9 Gen 13 #10 Gen 13 #11 Gen 13 #11 (European Tour Edition) Wetworks #2 (Variant Cover)
1997 SDCC (signed by Wildstorm FX colorists Martin Jimenez & Joe Chiodo): Gen 13 #17 Gen 13 #18 Gen 13 #19 Gen 13 #20 (yeah, they just did colors, but these guy were using light/dark gradient color work that was blowing my teenage mind!).
Previously, I had mentioned that I had a couple covers drawn on by Jim Lee and J Scott Campbell. Well, I made that part of my entertainment blog's post about the Gen 13 Variant Covers: