Remodeler finds comic book worth over $100K in wall

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  1. Morg Super Moderator

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  2. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    No, it's unbelievably asinine it got ripped. You find something that old and what you believe to be worth something, you lay the law down that it goes in one spot and not even you will touch it until it's appraised.
     
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    I'm about to go garage sale scavenging in FL to hope to find stuff like this.....not AS good but I've heard people make great profits when you know what to look for.

    Good on him for getting over $100k I'm sure his family will find great use for it.
     
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    Torn by a bunch of squabbling adults who should know better. Now its worth $75,000 less. Geniuses.
     
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    That's karma. You grab at it like a bunch of greedy kids so let's knock 75 grand off the price. But really it's not even theirs. Just dumb luck and buying the right house. They could try finding the previous owner.
     
  6. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    When I told my dad how much current 1st issues of classic Marvel comics from the 60s are going for now, his jaw dropped because he said he bought those as a kid but just got rid of them when he moved out of my grandma's place.
     
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    My dad has said the same thing for years about baseball cards. We could of probably moved to a tropical island if his mom didn't throw them all out.
     
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    “I didn’t think anything of it,” Deanna Gonzalez said. “It’s just a comic book.”

    I love that people like this exist.
     
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    The fact that a comic book could net $100,000 is absolutely ridiculous.
     
  10. bullets bang bang

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    I'm going to destroy all my walls with a sledgehammer and pray that I find something.
     
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    If you hope to find rubble, I think you're going to be rich
     
  13. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    "It's just a comic book."

    I don't care if the girl got boobs and booty for days....kick it to the curb.
     
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    Damn that man. Maybe now they won't rip this one.
     
  16. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    How the frak do you consider it "not theirs"?
    He bought the crap house to tear down and use the lot, that includes everything, including all the crumpled up newspapers and crap they find shoved in the walls for insulation, it's all his, it came with the house he payed for.
    Just because some of the newsprint insulation which is otherwise all garbage, turns out to valuable today, doesn't mean they can only keep the garbage.
    It's for better and worse all his now.
    It's not like the comic was in a safe or even a shoebox, or actually "in" the house, like it had value recognized and to be returned in the "owner".
    It was treated and used as garbage to insulate a wall, that was it's value.

    And track down the previous owners? The house can have several previous owners, you don't even know if the previous owners were the ones who had it insulated with old papers and comics.
    What if the comic belonged to the company who built and insulated the house, or one of it's workers, or one of it's workers kids, track him down! Or his grandam who payed for and bought it for him, do you track all them down too!
    Or was bought in stock from a garbage paper recycling plant to be used as insulation, track down that "owner" ...etc
    Any one of these people or their descendants can say oh yeah, that's mine because...

    When the thing went into the wall like all the other newspaper, mags and rags it was considered disposable garbage someone probably threw away. It had more value as insulation.
    It wasn't in a safe for keeping, with somebodies name on it or even hidden in a place to recuperate later and accidentally "lost".
    It was part of the garbage insulation which this guy payed for when he bought the house.
    Rant...:oldrazz:
     
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    It's a stash house for comic collectors.
     
  18. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    "The one with Superman fighting the dinosaurs."

    Yeah, that will bring in some change.
     
  19. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    They're probably amazed that people like us exist. Of course, we're the ones that shell out that kind of money....
     
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    Amazing that the comic was still in good shape before the torn back of course, but my question is how did the original owner just decide to stuff comic books as insulation, did he just jam it in there, did he bag and board it at least. :p
     
  22. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    There was no such thing as "comic collectors" back then,:oldrazz: hence they are so rare and actually have value.


    Again the original owner probably didn't even know it was in there, do you even know what brand of insulation is used in your own house? This was just another form, used by whoever actually built it.

    Comics were considered disposable garbage, no more valuable than old newspapers or magazines. Nobody was bagging and boarding them. In fact this is evidenced old comics had more potential value to people as a cheap form of insulation back then.
    The paper itself had the value, what was printed on it was worthless garbage to them.
    They weren't "saving" the comic.

    You can't project modern comic collector POV back at them, the only reason they are so valuable today, is because they were not saved and seen as little more than garbage.

    All the new modern comic books that collectors and speculators are delusionally stashing, bagging and boarding, that stuff is and will remain mostly worthless, because nobody throws it away or uses it for insulation, and every other comic collector is delusionally saving the exact same crap.
     
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