In 1982, I had a chance, a very good chance, to purchase an ACTI0N COMICS #1. Longtime comic book dealer Marty Hay from Northeast Arizona popped into our original store at 3rd Ave and Indian School one afternoon and offered it to me. Asking price? $10,000.00. Marsha and I had about $300.00 left in our bank account after purchasing our store which was then called, “A Little Bookstore,” so a $10,000.00 comic book was completely out of the question. But I wanted that book for myself so badly I could taste it. The grade, if I recall correctly, was in the VG range, a book now valued in the $125,000.00 area. Easily. Sigh. That was THE one that got away. A really good one. My query to you is this.Tell us about the ONE book that you passed up at a super good deal, only to kick yourself later when the book took off in the market like an original share of Microsoft stock. I’ve got some more doozies as a retailer in the market for the last quarter of a century, with one in particular I’ll report on in the next couple of days. Think Wolverine for this yarn! Talk to ya’ soon, and thanks to good friend and customer Phil W. for the blog idea this morning.
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