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benguttery
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posted 02-13-2009 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Gemini 9 souvenir patch for $473!? Ebay item 220358579103. What up with this?

andrewcli
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posted 02-13-2009 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are probably a couple of reasons.
  1. it's a vintage patch and the person really wanted it.
  2. although this is a souvenir patch, there is a connection with the astronauts, especially Gene Cernan. See NASA photo H-1503.

benguttery
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posted 02-14-2009 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a cool patch and that picture is great. Thanks.

benguttery
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posted 02-15-2009 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's got another one!!! 220362053919

Cha-ching. Sold for $460. Wow.

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posted 02-25-2009 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptor79   Click Here to Email Raptor79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by benguttery:
A Gemini 9 souvenir patch for $473!? Ebay item 220358579103.
If the above patch sold for $473 then what's this vintage patch on eBay going to sell for? I know which one I would prefer. I now feel sorry for the guy who paid $473.

andrewcli
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posted 02-25-2009 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you look at Chris' website, 2 trimmed Gemini IX patches went for $1,252 and more recently $899. So expect this patch, if it is the real thing, will go higher because it has the name tab attached to it.

To pay $470 for the souvenir patch may be worth it for some who cannot spend that much for the "crew patch." It is indeed a very nice patch and has some connection to Gene Cernan.

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