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Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 17, 2019 - 5:01pm

My little brother and I were comic book nuts in nyc in the 70s. I recall going to early scrubby comic book conventions before that was a thing, with just weirdos and dealers and kids, in questionable now defunct nyc hotels. My dad would drop us off and leave us, I was probably 13. Now recalling the scene, youd assume all the dealers were pedophiles. But they were prolly just oddballs

Sometimes I think if I'd just finished hs, lived at home, worked, and sank everything into comic books, I'd be a fabulously wealthy person today. Not that that could've happened tho. Weird. Stupidly, I outgrew it.

I had a friend at the time, nerdy comic collector buddies, absolutely OCD, mint copies of big titles. Had money.

His collection if he still has it, prob. 10 million. I recall hanging out at his house thinking it strange he never touched or read anything.

Smart kid. Little quirky and introverted back then but smart.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 17, 2019 - 5:34pm.

Wow. $10 million comic book collection.
I know a guy with a million dollar gun collection. Some niche things are worth a lot.

My young cousin once removed has a very valuable vinyl record collection maybe $1/2 million. To me, it’s worthless because I’m not into music.

Submitted by zk on August 17, 2019 - 11:19pm.

I had a beer can collection that was probably worth $85 back in the '70s. If I still had it today, it would probably be worth about $50.

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