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    What is the most you would pay for a Alpha Flight item?

    I seen a AF #1 CGC 9.8 selling for 300.00 (mycomicshop.com). There is a Marvel Superhero First Issue AF graded 9 card going for 3.99 (ebay).
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    I'm not a big fan of grading comics, personally, so I don't think I could bring myself to pay anywhere near that for a slabbed comic or a variant.

    I've paid close to that for original art but I think as that's unique and one off it's worth it.
    I've often wondered how much I'd be prepared to pay for some Byrne artwork...

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    In reality, the most I've actually ever paid for a comic was about $375 for a slabbed 9.8 UXM #121 and it's a beaut. $300 is way too hot for a AF#1 at 9.8, unless it's signed by ... Stan or JB.

    The most I've paid for original art was in the $300 range, and that was from v3 (Clayton Henry's amazing stuff).

    I've thought about this quite a bit. I've literally stood in front of artwork worth thousands and had to make this decision. Phil remembers me bringing him over to a dealer selling the original artwork from the Alpha Flight/X-Men Byrne Portfolio piece (I didn't buy, that was 5 figures). Basically if something appeals to me with strong AF content, I'm in. No limit except to what I could afford. Original art is most expensive you get for AF stuff, and since it keeps its value, I say go for it. The enjoyment factor is so high that I'd rather have the piece than the money.
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    Yeah I am not a big fan of the graded and slabbed comic or cards. as long as they are in great condition, that price could be worth it. I would just be happy to get a JB signature. There are not a lot of conventions that come around the Oklahoma area, so I have to depend searching online stores. and when I do go to a comic book store, they usually have the AF books scattered in the low-bin boxes. So it s search and find.
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    My only JB signed comic is one I got from eBay as he doesn't do cons anymore.
    It was reasonably priced, to be fair.
    Everything else I've got signed was face to face with creators at cons.

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    I read somewhere that HE was going to be doing a star trek con since it is the 50 anniversary and will be signing only ST related items.
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    I do have some Byrne-created Trek stuff.

    How much would I pay?
    Good question. Depends on the item and how much I wanted it and how much I had.
    I haven't got a Build-A-Puck figure because I calculated the price (for me) at $90+, and that was too much. Especially since I already have Puck figures.

    I paid $8 for my AF #1 (Mekko, I assume you mean v1?), but that was several years ago. If I was looking for it today, and could only find it for $300, I'd be content with the trade.

    I went through a lot to get the original busts (don't rightly remember how much I paid for them, though). Had to drive to Sydney for Marrina.

    All that aside, I've developed a rule in life:
    "In ten years time, you'll wish you had the thing. You won't still miss the money." (Of course, that doesn't mean I can fork out $300 for a single issue comic.)

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    Yeah I meant AF Vol 1 #1. still listed at 300.00 graded. I was able to find a non-grade AF Vol 1 #1 for less than 5 bucks still in a great condition. recently I was able to get a hold of 5 AF team trading cards for about 1.25 a piece. I also got the XM/AF The Gift #1 at the same time. I am still trying to complete my Vol. 1 series but later on I would like to get the bust's and action figures.
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    Some of those busts and action figures are better than some of Vol. 1.

    I wonder how they're selling #1 for that much? Wow! My most expensive issue was #13 (because it had Wolverine) and that was, like, $9-$10.

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    So thinking I would check on ebay to see what kind of AF stuff was up for sell/auction. I stumbled across a Vol 1 Alpha Flight #1 for......get ready....graded 9.9 for 695.00. here is how the title of the item is written: "Alpha Flight #1 PGX 9.9 MINT DC Comic"
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    Clearly, the seller has an incredible understanding of the item on their hands!

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