The actual collector didn’t get $3.5 million because the collection was sold well after his death in 1994. However, his great nephew discovered the stack and had it appraised. Good move. So if you love collecting comic books, put a little faith into your hobby as it may be worth something someday. Below is the full story from the Associated Press.
DALLAS (AP) — Billy Wright plunked down dime after dime forcomic books while growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, caring for the collection he started around the age of 9 until his death more than half a century later. On Wednesday, most of thatcollection sold for a whopping $3.5 million.
Wright’s 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman’s first appears.