First Batman comic with one careful owner sells for nearly $500 000
A RARE comic book an 84ye a r-o l d C a l i fo r n i a m a n bought for a dime when he was a teen has been sold in Texas for $492 937 (R3.465 million).
T h e c o p y o f D e t e c t ive Comics No 27 featured the debut of “The Batman”.
Ro b e r t I r w i n s ay s h e bought the May 1939 issue from a newsstand when he was 13, and it’s the only comic book he kept from his youth.
The winning bid came from a collector who wished to remain anonymous. He placed the bid by phone in a sale by Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
Irwin, who attended the auction, said he was elated.
Heritage sold a rare copy of the same comic in better condition for $1 075 500 in February. – Sapa-AP