I thought the same thing. I have spent a few months looking and everything I can find seems to be in the $900+ range. If I couldn't find a Deere I was going to pick up another Farmall since H's and M's are readily available all day long for $700-$1000 running.
I guess I'm not into this hobby to make money. Some are, and that is great. To me, it is a stress relief, a "fix when money allows" type of hobby. I have got way more money into grandpa's Case SC than what I will ever get for it, but I didn't do it to sell it (nor do I ever plan on it). I guess if the project goes sour, and my girlfriend loses interest, then we can always sell it. I think I am going to take the next step and see what he will take as far as offers go.