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*****Here we have this great Black Darth Vader Tie Fighter die cast ship still on the original vintage cardback. I am calling this one used only because of the condition of the card, which is not great, BUT, the ship has never been removed and the bubble has survived and is still in good condition. This is what I call the perfect starter card for those that would like to start collecting these fantastic ships or don't have one of these yet. Enthusiastic new collectors start out getting what they want, not thinking of condition and grading etc and later learn as they go, and upgrade to a nicer piece, then sell their previous version until they are happiest.
If you're not familiar with this die cast ship, not only do you get this quality made die cast version of Vaders fighter, but you get Darth Vader in his seat that can be removed from the back. The wings can also be removed to simulate battle damage.
I am not a grader, but try my best to take pictures of what I see, and I do know some things to look for on condition. If you are looking for something specific and do not see it in the pictures, please ask because pictures do not always show everything, as item is being sold as is.
The ship itself is mint in the package, and you can still stand the card up to lean it against a wall or inside a display case to show off your new Vader ship. The only way this cards bubble is not sealed completely is if you hold the bottom of the card and slightly pull it away from the bubble and it moves a little bit. Also, if you let the cardback fold backward from holding the bubble, part of the very top of the bubble is not sealed to the card, but not the whole thing. Now I don't mean the ship is open to see or touch, I mean the top section of the bubble frame is off the card from halfway thru the bubble line, if that makes sense. What I find surprising is that the bubble isn't crushed or torn open and is still pretty clear from what I can see after all its been thru. The ship is still its nice grey & black color.
It's amazing after all that it's been thru someone still hasn't opened it for a minty Vader ship, but you would like to and put it in a mini display case and seal it up and send it in to AFA, you could even do that, I think that would be pretty cool because they make their own custom cases for whatever is sent to them for grading. Also makes a great item for that Vader collector!
We have more ships on cards for sale, from more not so perfect cardbacks for those that want one and want to start a collection or just want one of their favorite ship, to the better quality cardbacks/bubbles for the higher quality item collectors.
Take a look at our hard to find White Tie Fighter with Darth Vader, on sealed cardback with the rarer white price box!!!
We also have an ESB twin pod cloud car with hang tag intact, great cardback/bubble & a SW Lukes Xwing Fighter with hang tag intact, great cardback/bubble!
These ships are fantasticly detailed and very fun to display. To find these ships in their original boxes or on cardbacks like the figures came on, in any unopened condition I find very cool, but to that collector, condition is everything, unless it's so hard to find, they have to have it, until the next better one comes along.
They are very old, still look great, and would compliment any Star Wars fans display! I forsee these will become a favorite in some lucky Star Wars collection!
Our items may be listed on another auction site as well, so whoever wins it first has 7 days to pay for the item. After that time, the 2nd winner, (if there is one), will get a chance to own the item next. If neither pay, the item will be relisted. If something sells elsewhere, we will put a note on that auction here or take the auction off until the time has passed for payment to arrive. We would not keep a listing going if it has sold without letting others know it may not be available. We sometimes have more than one of the same, and if we do, the auction will specify that information.
*****We are experienced sellers of Star Wars watches, toys and other fine collectibles, and value this toy ship in great condition to be worth over over 400.00 dollars today.*****
We are selling this at a very reasonable, and affordable price for anyone to obtain, and below it's market value, and have made this available for a Buy It Now purchase for a great price!*****
*****Note: We now accept all forms of paypal including credit cards but if you use paypal we prefer a direct funds transfer, funds from a confirmed bank account or echecks. For paypal payment we prefer to ship to confirmed shipping addresses, but we understand sometimes that is not possible. If this is the case, the only protection that paypal offers is proof of delivery. If delivery confirmation shows it was delivered, paypal will not reimburse you!***** At this time, we do not accept any other forms of payment!*****
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We ship priority thru the U.S. postal service and at the current postal rates. Insurance is required for all orders over 20.00. If the buyer wants insurance for items under 20.00, it must be included with payment, which is an extra 2.00. Delivery confirmation is mandatory on all orders and tracking numbers will be emailed to the buyer when item has been shippedInsurance is already included for items sold over 20.00! If we are over on shipping costs, we will refund the difference (minus H or PP fees) back to you after your order has shipped!
Priority shipping is based on address and weight and there will be a small minimum handling fee of .50 to a maximum of 1.50 for the first item, and that is based on materials used for the size of the item (sm .50 md 1.00 lg 1.50). Each additional item will be charged by actual weight.***** We do not charge high shipping to make a profit, we believe that is unfair to the customer.*****
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*****All auctions with U.S. winners must be paid for within 7 days of end of auction and we must be contacted within 3 days if payment has not been made by that time.*****
International winners must pay for their auctions within 7 days of end of auction, and contact us within 3 days if payment has not been made by then. (Insurance is required if it's available for all International winners, no exceptions). If it cannot be insured we will not be responsible for damages or packages lost in the mail. Though you can rest assured, your purchase will be packed with the utmost care to ensure it arrives to you in the condition it left us in.*****
We will not ship to certain countries where major scams are taking place, so if you are not certain if we will ship to you please ask us first before bidding on or winning the auction!
We always pack with care, and have never had a problem since we started selling online Feb 5th 2000.***** If there are damages from the post office, and you purchased insurance, we will help you file a claim for your purchase price. (Please note, there is a waiting period before a claim can be filed!) We cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items, nor should we receive poor feedback if something happens during shipment or insurance was not purchased. If there are any problems, concerns, or questions, please contact us. We will receive your message thru our email address and get back to you as soon as possible. No refunds unless the item has been significantly misrepresented!*****
You will NOT be disappointed in this item.
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