Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, 1st Printing!! RARE!!!

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 28, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
1st Printing DUDE!
Fine to Near Mint-, one lightly bumped corner in the upper left (as viewed from the front) and very slight dust abrasion from the inside of the mylar cover and 22 years of careful, light-proof storage! (inside a light-proof x-ray film box and backed with an archival comic backing board and put inside a mylar cover then stored in a light-proof, moisture proof 1 ton safe all these years!)
Please look at the pictures provided and ask questions BEFORE bidding as I have to charge a 25% restocking fee to cover possible damage or wear due to handling by buyer and two way shipping. I will be happy to answer any and all questions but will need a full 24 hours before the auction ends to post answers. I will package this in a hard built casement with a great deal of protection and enough pressure to keep it from sliding around. You will not be dissapointed!
I am amazed!!! This is the only one for sale on all of eBay!!! They are THAT RARE!
One just sold for over $3000 in my area! And it wasn't in nearly as good of condition as this one!
You will not find another one of these like this!
But is the reality of my life! I have to retire for medical reasons. I have to sell off all my paintings(over 100 signed originals), comics (over 10,000, mostly rare, comics to go through my site over the next year), My medieval book collection as well as my 1st editions and signed editions and proofs, rare gems and more at
'Slice in Time' (eBay or Google search)
I have spent 40 years amassing an enormous collection places we've lived all over the world and now have about a year to get rid of it all. So I don't have time to wait until the market catches fire again. You benefit from my bad timing!
I'm starting the bidding at a ridiculous .01!!! Sadly I have to put a minimal reserve price on it as I do have to pay bills and keep things real. However, you will be amazed at how soon the reserve sign switches off and your low low bids start going your way! You will soon see the TMNT #2 First Print and TMNT #4 First Print up for auction as well! Like I said, everything MUST go!
's a little known secret. On average, the #2 comic of any low run First issue comic book is the lowest print (though sometimes the third). Why? Because comic stores buy up to 3 months in advance, but on average about 1-2 months in advance. Every new comic they risk putting on their shelves is money that they are taking out of circulation and risking on what could be a stupid bird cage liner. So they order several #1's knowing that curious collectors will sweep them up, but they pull way back on the reigns, usually ordering only enough for the regular customers who want it and 2-3 for the shelf. (FWI)
A little History: "Comic artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in the early 1980's. Costing $1200.00 they self-published the 1st issue on April 1st, 1984. Initially the idea started off when Eastman doodled a turtle holding a pair of nuchaku. Peter Laird saw the potential in this and together they worked hard on developing the character designs and back story that would not only flesh them out but also make fun of several successuful comic book character origin stories.The first sales were HUGE! With only 3000 copies originally printed , it sold out much faster than the creators expected! The premise of four crime fighting turtles named after Rennaisance artists who fought on the streets against a formidable enemy became a concept that would continue to evolve many years later." (excerpt from-DVD Times)
OK! Picture this...ONE true #1, First Printing TMNT Comic Book in at very least VF condition up for bidding to the millions of people who are desparately looking for one....well, you can see w this is going to go. Bid carefully as if you expect to win. I cannot give a positive feedback to anyone who does not pay within 7 days (10 if they are buying multiple items).
I want this auction to be fair and r...