Okay, so, a friend of the family came to me, knowing of my lifelong obsession with comic books. She told me that she has an older friend with a massive comic collection that he is too lazy and unmotivated to sell. He told her that she could do it for him and take a cut of whatever money is made. Now, both my family friend and this guy (we’ll call him “Guy” for the sake of the narrative,) are a bit older, and neither of them really want to deal with the hassle of selling comics. So, she asked me to help her out (re: “do it for her”) in exchange for a cut. I kind of rolled my eyes and said “yeah, sure,” kind of knowing full well that the collection was probably worthless, probably a bunch of beat up, moth-eaten yellow-page nonsense worth ten cents a piece on the high end.
Oh, no. No no no. Guy has what looks to be damn near every pertinent DC comic published since 1935. Bagged, boarded, graded, and cataloged on an Excel spreadsheet. I’ve never seen anything like it. He has a Detective 27, professionally graded an VF-. He has every issue of the Superman from 1939. The entire run. Almost every issue of the Batman series that started in 1940. His Action Comics collection starts at 3 and doesn’t stop. Every Justice League comic from 1960 except for, apparently, Issue 12.
So, my brain is basically melting right now. I’ve done a few days’ worth of research, but I kind of hoped people here might have done something similar to this before. So… any advice? Thoughts?