February 25, 2012
Michael Rorrer inherited his great uncle’s comic book collection. He didn’t think much of it when he found the comics neatly stacked in a basement closet, but he moved them to his home for safekeeping. One day at work he mentioned having Captain America #2 to a co-worker. Fortunately, this co-worker knew a thing or two about comics and he noted that it would really be something if Rorrer had Action Comics #1, the comic in which Superman makes his first appearance.
Lo and behold, Rorrer found it in the box. Then he started to get curious about the rest of the comics. His great uncle had amassed an impressive collection and kept them in relatively good condition. He had a talent for picking up the rarest and most valuable comics from 1938-1941. The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s list of the 100 most valuable Golden Age comics. What does that mean? It means a big bundle of cash. The collection sold a few days ago at auction for a whopping $3.5 million.
What an amazing story! This has gotta be the story of the year.
words by Amy Ratcliffe
Source : USA Today