Quoted from MikeS:
Original Kingpins won't be worth half of what they're worth now if they get re-made.
Original BBB are worth more than the ones Gene assembled and there are almost no differences.
Features and mods make MMr a better value now than a worn, beat to hell MM. Obviously, that is the cause of the price drop.
Price, 10 years from now, if things like condition are equal, I would think the MM original will sell for more. I am talking a well played, on route MMr. I am not talking about a HUO 500 play MMr, versus a beat to hell MM with 20k plays. Time and use will make the original numbers dwindle faster. I realize that most MMr will probably be HUO,
I wonder how those prices would compare to an original restored MM that is in comparable condition 10 years from now. I am guessing a hundred restored MM will be around then, versus 700 LE MMr, and another 500 MMr would be 10x the supply of an original well restored MM. Again, the comparison is with the same number of plays as the HUO MMr. (HEP, Keller, McCune and Kelly type restores)
Time will tell, and who knows, PPS might do an anniversary MMRR run in 10- 15 years making the MMR a poor mans MMRR.