Certainly it's a vote of confidence for CCS
collectors, though clearly the "high end" cels
like these will always be the pricy items
vs. "beer budget" cels like mine. Even "middle-
end" cels, like the ones this rapacious minnow
tries to steal in and nab now and then, seem to
be appreciating sharply on the market.
Example: I got my "Nude Bank" for something like
8000 yen, and now I see that the starting bid for
other unclothed Sakuras, even close sequence
mates of mine, is 20,000 yen.
So I'm looking at my modest clutch of nicer CCS
pan cels with more respect, as if it might
actually turn out to be an investment and not
just a way of scattering my daughter's estate.