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#5642228 - 04/30/12 11:23 PM The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300...
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So-- long story short, I was visiting some friends this past weekend, and one of the girls' fiances strikes up a conversation on new movies, which then quickly turned into a conversation on popular TV/Pop Culture.

I mentioned that I'm a big Homeland fan, but that I loved what was happening on AMC with The Walking Dead.

He then said, oh, you like The Walking Dead, huh? And I said, yeah, it was actually a comic before the show. And he said, "Oh yeah, I know."

The guy then left and returned with this in his hand:



He told me he bought about 15 copies of No.1 when they came out from his local shop and online on a hunch, and he now sells raw copies when he needs extra cash. He also showed me a ton of other No. 1's he has that haven't neccesarily panned out well. It's his means of gambling (shrug). He has about eight or nine left, all in pristine condition like the one i have. I will #OccupyCGC if it doesn't come back a 9.8.

The best part! He sells me the comic for $300 bucks. I owe him some more beers (a lot!), but just wanted to share my fun story that's gotten me into TWD #1 club!

I feel like whether it's a garage sale find, or discovery in your grandma's closet, everyone's got one of those "GTFO" stories. That's mine!

And just to update you before you ask:
-I didn't want to buy the rest after he'd already done the awesome deed
-And I definitely spoke to him about CGC grading and how it could increase his take.


Edited by ComicsNYC22 (04/30/12 11:25 PM)
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#5642278 - 04/30/12 11:41 PM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: ComicsNYC22]
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Wow, congrats! That's a beauty for sure. Any chance it comes back higher than 9.8? \:\)
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#5642292 - 04/30/12 11:46 PM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: ChadH]
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cool story!
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#5642354 - 05/01/12 12:06 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: capt hook]
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Any chance he needs to sell like three more?
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#5642385 - 05/01/12 12:16 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: comicalgems]
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Yeah-- I've gotten a ton of PM's. I'll ask, but he's learning toward getting them graded to increase value.

I'll keep you all posted, but i'm not gonna lie, I'm first in line if he wants to sell anymore to me
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#5642482 - 05/01/12 12:56 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: ComicsNYC22]
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What were some of the other #1s?
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#5642556 - 05/01/12 01:34 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: ComicsNYC22]
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What an awesome story, good luck with the submission.

It's also a black label....I hear they are more rare

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#5642733 - 05/01/12 07:08 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: triton27]
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#5643039 - 05/01/12 10:22 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: Branget]
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So just curious if he was aware that they are selling for 1000 or so raw? If so i think you owe him a few cases of beer.

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#5643228 - 05/01/12 11:32 AM Re: The Walking Dead #1, and How I got my copy for $300... [Re: jgallo]
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