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Collector Expects Over 40-Grand for Original Batman Comic

batman Collector Expects Over 40 Grand for Original Batman Comic

An Alaska man with an almost pristine copy of the first Batman comic is looking to get over 40-thousand dollars when it’s auctioned today. 

Mike Wheat said he’s a collector and it’s time to pay some bills and let someone else own it.  Wheat paid 300-dollars for the Batman One and two other comics back in 1974 after a friend found them hidden in a bureau he was refinishing. 

It originally sold for ten-cents in 1940.  Auctioneer Barry Sandoval said the price at his Heritage Auction site has already reached 41-thousand dollars and counting.  Sandoval said he was impressed with, quote, “how amazingly white the pages were” thanks to Alaska’s chilly climate.

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