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    As we've gone through my mom's house, we've found plenty of things that my sister and I left behind when we moved out. Among them is this first edition of Mr. Nimoy's book, "I Am Not Spock." It's got a few marks on the edge of the cover, but the binding isn't even cracked.

    Imagine my shock when I peruse eBay to find that it's worth at least $150...for a paperback. Makes me wonder what it was worth before Mr. Nimoy left us... WP_20160828_001.jpg
     

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    Wondering what something is worth before the artist that made is has died, is highly illogical.
     
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    Fascinating...
     
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    If anything has gone out of production, there are always a few hoarders who make intelligent guesses as what to save, and then charge the highest price the traffic will bear.

    I've see a $50 cutting die jump to over $200 when the original company discontinued the die. No reason books should be any different.
     
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    I've seen that with lots of things as well.

    But books are often their own animal. I mean we've got scores of books like that, but most are barely worth their original price. I wouldn't have been quite so surprised had it been a hardback. IIRC the "list" on this book was $4.95, so that's THIRTY TIMES greater than what it cost. :eek:
     

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