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Carter03
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How much will a commemorative limited edition Robert L. Crippen GI Joe Classic collection astronaut autographed by Bob Crippen be worth?

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The recently acquired autographed item above is one of a few Robert L. Crippen GI Joe astronaut figures produced in 1997 by Hasbro incorporated. The Space Shuttle Astronaut is outfitted in a space suit with patches and air hose connector, helmet with communications link and visor, gloves, air hose, ventilator, boots and dog tags.

Along with the Robert L. Crippen figure is a biography of his contribution to space exploration. The casing has a commemorative limited edition GI Joe badge.

Is there a current market value for an item of such historic magnitude?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-09-2013 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The unsigned model is still readily available on the secondary market. For example, right now on eBay you can purchase one for as low as $30 (Buy-It-Now) or even less, if by auction.

This past February, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation held a private signing with Crippen, when you could have had the figure signed for $100.

The National Space Club of Huntsville auctioned an Crippen-signed figure in April 2012 for $200.

Of course, both the signing and the auction were benefiting charities, so a retail value would likely be somewhat less.

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