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Comic collection uncovered in closet expected to sell for $2 million

A collection of 345 Golden Age comic books discovered last year in a Virginia basement is expected to sell for more than $2 million today at auction in New York City.

According to The Associated Press, 31-year-old Michael Rorrer found the neatly stacked comics in a closet last February while he was cleaning out his great aunt’s home following her death. It turns out that his great uncle Billy Wright, who died in 1994 at age 66, had (unknown to most of the family) held onto his boyhood comics dating back to 1938.

Described as “jaw-dropping” by Lon Allen of Heritage Auctions, the collection boasts 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s list of Top 100 comics from the Golden Age, including Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 and Captain America Comics #2. The CGC-Certified 6.5 copy of Batman’s first appearance is expected to fetch about $475,000, while the 3.0 copy of Superman’s debut could bring as much as $325,000.

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It is totally the Wilbur R. Webb collection.

Wow. That’s an amazing find.

You beat me to it, Matthew E! :-) I read this story and just immediately imagine Wimbledon Green, Doats, Bindle, etc. all abuzz over this discovery, and each one plotting how he will win it away from the others.

Wow. I think finding something like that is more exciting than winning the lottery.

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