Have No Fear, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz – Fawcett 1988 Ballantine Books 1st Ed – $150. Find it on eBay (affiliate links).
When I was growing up, this was the vintage of Snoopy Fawcett Crest Book I was buying in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Colorful and shiny, the newer $2.95 Fawcett Crest books would eat up my birthday money and fill my bookshelf. I’m probably missing quite a few from this era. You don’t see them on the market a lot, even though I was able to pick them up at various stores. While there aren’t as many reprints as the older 60’s and 70’s Fawcett Crest books, I still think there are plenty out there somewhere. Perhaps they haven’t ended up at used book stores and rummage sales yet for a few reasons. People may still be reading them, or hanging on to them in case they’re worth something. Personally, I don’t scour the used book sections at thrift stores as much because there’s a lot out there and it’s usually disorganized. When I do find some good stuff, it’s usually a cache of multiple Peanuts, making my day.
How much is a Snoopy Fawcett Crest Book worth?
While newer Snoopy Fawcett Crest Books weren’t as reprinted and are therefore rarer, they’re probably also a little less desirable. There were lots more large format strip reprint books on the market in this era. Quality paper and colored comic strips don’t describe these cheap paperbacks. They’ll always hold a place in my heart, but I’m but one person. Get strip reprint books is easy, so unless you have a specific reason to have this exact book, there are others to buy. I’d expect to pay $3-6 in very good to mint condition, no matter what edition and in very good to mint condition. Whoever Brian was, he enjoyed this book a few times. Thanks to his Mom’s good gift buying, it’s far from perfect. It’s only too bad it’s not finding a home on another person’s bookshelf.