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magicbob32
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I am looking for a copy of Frank Garcia's Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic. Has anyone seen one for sale recently, and what are they going for these days?
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Andy Greget usually has a copy. It is out of print, I think it is at least $80, maybe more.
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Maybe about 4x that price!
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Magicbob.

You have a Private Message concerning his very book.

Bill, thanks for defining a baseline price.
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Bill: That is about what I sold my duplicate copy for about five years ago... Of course the copy I sold was in absolute mint condition...
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Years ago I went through a really trying time in NYC and had to sell a lot of my belongings. To my deep regret, these included the Garcia Sponge Ball book, plus major works by Slydini, Vernon, Ganson, Paul Harris and many more. I took these, plus many smaller softcover books, to Tannen's Magic Shop. Everything was in mint condition. But Tony Spina knew a desperate guy when he saw one. He paid me $2 each for the softcover books, and $5 for each hardcover.
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On Mar 21, 2014, arthur stead wrote:
Years ago I went through a really trying time in NYC and had to sell a lot of my belongings. To my deep regret, these included the Garcia Sponge Ball book, plus major works by Slydini, Vernon, Ganson, Paul Harris and many more. I took these, plus many smaller softcover books, to Tannen's Magic Shop. Everything was in mint condition. But Tony Spina knew a desperate guy when he saw one. He paid me $2 each for the softcover books, and $5 for each hardcover.


OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!
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I am in the process of clearing an Estate out of Magic and I do have this book on The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic by Frank Garcia first edition 1976. This is a hard cover book and in excellent condition. I noticed on Amazon it is going for $295.00 does that sound correct? I would like to sell it but I want to be fair on price.

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The last few I saw on ebay didn't sell for close to that price.
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The book is legendary. But how good is it? Does it contain anything that can't be found elsewhere?
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I've seen a few copies of the sponge ball book for sale ranging from £10 to £150 in the past. Sometimes you fall lucky... I've only seen a couple of the 3 ball routine books though (one of which I bought.)

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One sold on eBay in May for $250. There's one for sale there now with a starting price of $290 with 2 days to go and no bidders so far.

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Sometimes prices on auction sites are intended to skew market perception. I would not rely on auction sites as a price discovery mechanism.
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Any answers to my question above?
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On Jul 24, 2014, Ray Haining wrote:
Any answers to my question above?


Hi Ray--this might help with your question:

1. http://archive.denisbehr.de/show.php?boo......ht=21282
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Leo H, thanks. Quite a bit in there.
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I just bought a copy for $200 FINALLY!! I've wanted a copy forever! I haven't been as excited as when I got the Books of Wonder or Scripting Magic.
Just had to share! 😀
Steph

PS- There is a copy on EBay right now for $225 "Buy Now" if anyone is still looking for one.
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If that one is gone off of eBay I know another site selling a Mint condition on a site.
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There are several listed now, with one listed for $195 and is a "Buy it Now".

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Tim Cavendish had a copy for sale unless it's gone. I think he only wanted $115.
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