The premiere of the Preacher TV show is tomorrow, May 22nd, 2016. Those that had unslabbed Preacher #1 copies sitting around are well aware of this. In the last week alone, there have been over 30 unslabbed Preacher #1 copies that have gone up for auction on eBay. Interestingly, almost all of these are auctions and not “buy it now” opportunities.
If you are wondering, the prices range from $100 for poor condition copies all the way up to $450 for claimed 9.8 quality copies. If you plan on buying an unslabbed copy of Preacher #1 remember that it is a huge risk. With lighting and angles, you never know if there are watermarks, color breaks or damage to the spin. Anyone that has purchased unslabbed comic books on eBay has a story about winning a comic they thought was in great shape only to find out that it would grade at 9.0 or below.
It will be interesting to see how these sell over the next few weeks. Are you a buyer that would be willing to take the chance on an unslabbed copy? Do you plan on buying to get it pressed and sent off to CGC?