One of the readers here, Bob, emailed me asking if I heard about a Superman comic book that sold for a million bucks.
Having collected basketball cards as a kid, I remember thinking how crazy it was when a Honus Wagner baseball card would sell for that amount. Heck, a Bill Russell rookie card I bought for $45, was once deemed the most valuable basketball card at over a thousand bucks. For some reason, that number dropped significantly years ago.
Any collectable worth a million bucks is worth investigating. So, I checked into the story.
It was a 1938 Action Comics #1.
Now, if you were to give me a million bucks and tell me to buy something with it...I'm going for a Duesenberg or some classic car like that. But I digest (I just ate dinner).
A nice investment on the dime this comic original sold for, with a cool cover showing Superman lifting one of those classic cars.
This price is a new record for the most ever paid for a comic book.
Rock drummer John Dolmayan (System of a Down) paid $317,000 for one of these years ago, but of the 100 that are believed to be in existance, this is considered the best conditioned copy.
You have to wonder how someone can keep something 72 years in such great condition. Maybe it's because baseball cards were so easy to put in our bicycle spokes. You can't really do that with comics.