Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Attic Find: Detective Comics #27

After this season I decided to take a little break from all things Dodgers. It was time to clear my head and prepare to look forward to the future. Needless to say, this has been one of the more frustrating seasons I have ever experienced. Of course, my despair over the season hasn't stopped me from seeking out important hobby news. Today, I find that a very rare copy of Detective Comics #27, featuring Batman for the first time, was recently found in an attic. Literally, in the attic!

Collector Todd McDevitt said the Batman issue he bought is worth about $250,000, but he won't say exactly how much he paid or who sold it to him.

"It was a typical story of someone cleaning up junk in their attic and finding an old comic book and wondering if this was one of those ones that was worth a lot of money," McDevitt told the Beaver County Times.

McDevitt, owner of the Pittsburgh region's five New Dimension Comics stores, said he has been saving money since 1986 so that he could buy a valuable comic when it appeared.

When the seller walked in with the Batman issue, "my eyes almost popped out of my head," McDevitt said.

"I guess I should have been more reserved, but I'm not a very good poker player," he said.

Experts estimate there are between 20 and a few hundred copies of the Batman debut.

One of these days, I'm gonna find treasure just like this.

Hat Tip: Oliver Willis:
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