Well hello…Posted: February 27, 2009
Starting Friday, comic book collectors and Superman fans will have the opportunity to bid on a comic classic — an “unrestored” copy of Action Comics No. 1, said Stephen Fishler, owner of Comic Connect, an online liaison between comic book buyers and sellers. The book’s owner is not being identified.
The auction is attracting a lot of interest.
“One bidder wanted to trade his Ferrari for the comic book,” as part of an under-the-table deal, Fishler joked. But he said the auction will remain public. “I couldn’t see myself trading in my Toyota Prius” — even for a $375,000 car.
Why is this comic book so unique?
“Of the 100 existing copies, 80 percent have been restored, but people want an untouched copy,” Fishler said. The book is listed in “fine” condition, a six on the 10-point rating scale.
“It’s the Holy Grail of comic books,” Fishler said.