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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Man finds rare comic book during home remodel, then has it torn during argument with in-laws. "That was a $75,000 tear"   (startribune.com) divider line 70
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2013-05-22 01:18:18 PM
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\so hot it's radioactive
 
2013-05-22 01:18:37 PM
farking ANTS....always messing shiat up.
/sue the biatch for the difference.
 
2013-05-22 01:20:05 PM
I got an idea...

mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-05-22 01:20:07 PM
He'll have something to win arguments in the future.

"Is this coming from the person who tore an Action Comics #1?"
 
2013-05-22 01:21:44 PM
His aunt sounds like a twat donkey.
 
2013-05-22 01:22:29 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-22 01:22:40 PM
This reminds of that time that I bought a painting at a garage sale for $5.  I was only interested in the frame so I went to cut the existing painting out of the frame to frame another painting, imagine my surprise when I found an original Xerox copy of a poster of the third printing of the Preamble to the Constitution.
 
2013-05-22 01:22:41 PM
His wife's aunt should be banned from ever coming into his house again.
 
2013-05-22 01:23:22 PM
Didn't really sound an argument subs.
 
2013-05-22 01:23:32 PM

Carn: His aunt sounds like a twat donkey.


You mean his wife's aunt, but yeah, total wonder twunt.
 
2013-05-22 01:23:49 PM
Wow... superman #1 from 1938 found in a wall as insulation?

Thats amazing.
 
2013-05-22 01:24:36 PM

GloomCookie613: Carn: His aunt sounds like a twat donkey.

You mean his wife's aunt, but yeah, total wonder twunt.


her too
 
2013-05-22 01:25:32 PM
NCSB time: My brother was a screwup and his kindergarten teacher was trying to make him easier to deal with. So she (I'm not making this up) gave him her late brother's most valuable comic book, it was one of these from the very early days and probably a #1 of something. I can't remember which one but I looked up the value in the trading magazine I had, already at such a young age I was actively trading/buying the things. It was almost the most valuable comic ever printed at that time. I really thought my brother was kidding when he first said he'd been given the thing - I just couldn't believe it.

And unsurprisingly it got carried around folded up in a pocket everywhere the twerp went.

And unsurprisingly it became pocket lint as soon as the next laundry day rolled around. I really thought my mother was kidding when she said that'd happened - just couldn't believe it.

End NCSB.
 
2013-05-22 01:31:33 PM
I had the proverbial chest full of of comics that Mom threw out because they were kid's junk.

Mid-70s I had most of Marvel form 1962 or so onward.  Kept them in a big chest and treated them well, kept them flat, etc...

One day, 'poof'.  thrown out.

Off the top of my head I remember Giant Size X-Men #1, the first appearance of the Juggernaut in X-Men, first appearances of Ultron and the Vision in Avengers, etc...

/sad
 
2013-05-22 01:31:43 PM
sounds like something one of my relatives would pull

/there's a reason most of them aren't invited over to the house
 
2013-05-22 01:33:23 PM
www.grayflannelsuit.net
 
2013-05-22 01:37:28 PM

Tax Boy:


Shakes tiny fist
 
2013-05-22 01:41:04 PM

Carn: His aunt sounds like a twat donkey.


I like this phrase and will be using it in the near future.
 
2013-05-22 01:41:19 PM
If I read it correctly, it was torn when he snatched it back. He tore it. (Yes, she should have let go) I am sure she was going to give it back after looking at it, but he panicked.
 
2013-05-22 01:41:35 PM
Simpsons did it!
 
2013-05-22 01:44:00 PM
The auctioneer gets 50% of selling price? Damn, I need to learn to talk faster.
 
2013-05-22 01:44:46 PM

Tax Boy: [www.grayflannelsuit.net image 482x274]


That episode is what ruined a good thing
 
2013-05-22 01:46:52 PM

PizzaJedi81: Carn: His aunt sounds like a twat donkey.

I like this phrase and will be using it in the near future.


me too, it's one of my current favorites.

/fistbump
 
2013-05-22 01:50:50 PM
So he chalks up to karma the 1938 Action Comics #1 book he found amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of a fixer-upper he was gutting in Elbow Lake, Minn.

This sounds more like a lame excuse for explaining how he "found" a stolen comic book.

Seriously, of all the valuable comics to find it's "Action Comics #1"?

Is anyone missing their Action Comics #1?
 
2013-05-22 01:50:50 PM

GalFriday: This reminds of that time that I bought a painting at a garage sale for $5.  I was only interested in the frame so I went to cut the existing painting out of the frame to frame another painting, imagine my surprise when I found an original Xerox copy of a poster of the third printing of the Preamble to the Constitution.


Was the frame by Wood?   The painting was by Artanis?
 
2013-05-22 01:53:11 PM
Elbow Lake - that's were my grandmother resided until she went to a home with supervision.  I spent every summer of my childhood in Elbow Lake, MN.
 
2013-05-22 01:57:28 PM
This is why we can't have nice things...
 
2013-05-22 01:58:29 PM
Bottom line. His house is paid for and he has a good excuse to never invite the in laws over again.
WIN
 
2013-05-22 01:59:39 PM

netringer: GalFriday: This reminds of that time that I bought a painting at a garage sale for $5.  I was only interested in the frame so I went to cut the existing painting out of the frame to frame another painting, imagine my surprise when I found an original Xerox copy of a poster of the third printing of the Preamble to the Constitution.

Was the frame by Wood?   The painting was by Artanis?


Yes, yes it was!
 
2013-05-22 02:01:18 PM

impaler: So he chalks up to karma the 1938 Action Comics #1 book he found amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of a fixer-upper he was gutting in Elbow Lake, Minn.

This sounds more like a lame excuse for explaining how he "found" a stolen comic book.

Seriously, of all the valuable comics to find it's "Action Comics #1"?

Is anyone missing their Action Comics #1?


Wow, some people on fark are real suspicious bastards. Twat donkey.
 
2013-05-22 02:03:43 PM

wildcardjack: He'll have something to win arguments in the future.

"Is this coming from the person who tore an Action Comics #1?"


Sounds like his in-laws were just being a bit rude and grabby. He's the one that went all "MINE" and tore it trying to snatch it back.

So really, now his in-laws have: "is this from the one that wasted $75,000 in the world's largest over-reaction?"
 
2013-05-22 02:05:50 PM
family always screws crap like this up. she probably would've taken it and sold it for drug money anyway.
 
2013-05-22 02:06:52 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-22 02:10:33 PM
It could be worse.
 
2013-05-22 02:13:24 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how much people are willing to pay for comics.  I guess if you have that sort of disposable income, you're entitled to do what ever you want...
 
2013-05-22 02:14:13 PM

Tax Boy:


I was waiting to see if after the Simpsons reference we would be fully done in two. Good job.
 
2013-05-22 02:14:38 PM

bhcompy: Tax Boy: [www.grayflannelsuit.net image 482x274]

That episode is what ruined a good thing


You shut your Rusty Venturing mouth.
 
2013-05-22 02:14:56 PM

impaler: So he chalks up to karma the 1938 Action Comics #1 book he found amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of a fixer-upper he was gutting in Elbow Lake, Minn.

This sounds more like a lame excuse for explaining how he "found" a stolen comic book.

Seriously, of all the valuable comics to find it's "Action Comics #1"?

Is anyone missing their Action Comics #1?


Nic cage is, right?
 
2013-05-22 02:19:51 PM
There are some things you don't tell the in laws about, this guy found out the hard way.

One of my friends was really big into collecting baseball cards when we were younger. His prized possession was a Roberto Clemente rookie card on of his uncles had given him for his 16th birthday. well a few months after he had gotten the card he and his older sister had gotten into a huge argument over something. His sister being a psycho scorched earth type of person went after the card knowing it was his most prized possession at the time and ripped it in half in front of the whole family. He said his father had to restrain him from jumping on her and stomping her into the ground.
 
2013-05-22 02:29:53 PM
He wishes it was this instead
 
2013-05-22 02:32:12 PM

durbnpoisn: It never ceases to amaze me how much people are willing to pay for comics.  I guess if you have that sort of disposable income, you're entitled to do what ever you want...


Hey wow, thanks for giving your permission.
 
2013-05-22 02:33:18 PM

durbnpoisn: It never ceases to amaze me how much people are willing to pay for comics.  I guess if you have that sort of disposable income, you're entitled to do what ever you want...


I once sold a tf2 unusual hat (flamboyant flamenco w/flames) for over $500. A digital item with no effects on gameplay that you can't even see while paying and cost me a grand total of $2.49 during a summer event netted me and my girlfriend a much nicer hotel when we went on vacation.

So yeah, people will spend exorbitant amounts on anything rare.
 
2013-05-22 02:40:31 PM

nytmare: durbnpoisn: It never ceases to amaze me how much people are willing to pay for comics.  I guess if you have that sort of disposable income, you're entitled to do what ever you want...

Hey wow, thanks for giving your permission.


Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Doubly so on the internet. Wait, that doesn't sound right but you know what I mean.

FWIW, I agree. Comics are stupid. Not as stupid as people who use Hummers for grocery getters and soccer practice, but close.
 
2013-05-22 02:41:51 PM

EyeballKid: bhcompy: Tax Boy: [www.grayflannelsuit.net image 482x274]

That episode is what ruined a good thing

You shut your Rusty Venturing mouth.


Ill bet you an Action Johny you dont even know what a Rusty Venture is.
 
2013-05-22 02:49:23 PM

Jument: nytmare: durbnpoisn: It never ceases to amaze me how much people are willing to pay for comics.  I guess if you have that sort of disposable income, you're entitled to do what ever you want...

Hey wow, thanks for giving your permission.

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Doubly so on the internet. Wait, that doesn't sound right but you know what I mean.

FWIW, I agree. Comics are stupid. Not as stupid as people who use Hummers for grocery getters and soccer practice, but close.


Comics are an interesting art form.  However, too often the goal isn't to tell an interesting story, but instead to hook an audience to keep buying comics.  That's why most comics are like soap operas.  Same thing happens in TV and movies.  Look how long the American version of the Office ran.  Once they couldn't possibly drag out the Jim and Pam storyline any longer, they recycled it into Andy and whatever the new receptionist's name was.
 
2013-05-22 02:50:48 PM
I'd have sent the douchey aunt-in-law a bill for the $75k. I doubt she'd pay, but that would keep her rude ass out of my house. Yes, he got desperate and tore it in the snatch-back. Fact remains, that wouldn't have happened if she'd just respected the fact that it's his and not snatched it to begin with.

And it was quite common from before the 60's to use newspaper and other such items as insulation in houses. I mean, very few people think that the comic book they're reading over their sandwich at lunch is going to be worth obscene amounts of money later on.
 
2013-05-22 03:09:24 PM

MoonTheLoon: I'd have sent the douchey aunt-in-law a bill for the $75k.


He was the one who tore it.
If he would have used his words instead of trying to grab it back, it would all have been okay.
He should have learned that in first grade.
 
2013-05-22 03:10:26 PM

ongbok: There are some things you don't tell the in laws about, this guy found out the hard way.

One of my friends was really big into collecting baseball cards when we were younger. His prized possession was a Roberto Clemente rookie card on of his uncles had given him for his 16th birthday. well a few months after he had gotten the card he and his older sister had gotten into a huge argument over something. His sister being a psycho scorched earth type of person went after the card knowing it was his most prized possession at the time and ripped it in half in front of the whole family. He said his father had to restrain him from jumping on her and stomping her into the ground.


My sister did exactly the same thing with some of my cards. I had locked myself in my room and the biatch was tearing them up and shoving them under the door.

Why yes, she became the family screw up.
 
2013-05-22 03:11:56 PM

FARK rebel soldier: NCSB time: My brother was a screwup and his kindergarten teacher was trying to make him easier to deal with. So she (I'm not making this up) gave him her late brother's most valuable comic book, it was one of these from the very early days and probably a #1 of something. I can't remember which one but I looked up the value in the trading magazine I had, already at such a young age I was actively trading/buying the things. It was almost the most valuable comic ever printed at that time. I really thought my brother was kidding when he first said he'd been given the thing - I just couldn't believe it.

And unsurprisingly it got carried around folded up in a pocket everywhere the twerp went.

And unsurprisingly it became pocket lint as soon as the next laundry day rolled around. I really thought my mother was kidding when she said that'd happened - just couldn't believe it.

End NCSB.


It's because of idiot mothers like that these comics become even more rare, and thus, increase in value.

If everyone piled into the TARDIS, went back to 1939, and bought up an assload of golden age comics to bring back to 2012 to eBay, the prices would collapse faster than my dick when shown a nude photo of Honey Boo Boo Child's mom.
 
2013-05-22 03:17:22 PM

cygnusx13: ongbok: There are some things you don't tell the in laws about, this guy found out the hard way.

One of my friends was really big into collecting baseball cards when we were younger. His prized possession was a Roberto Clemente rookie card on of his uncles had given him for his 16th birthday. well a few months after he had gotten the card he and his older sister had gotten into a huge argument over something. His sister being a psycho scorched earth type of person went after the card knowing it was his most prized possession at the time and ripped it in half in front of the whole family. He said his father had to restrain him from jumping on her and stomping her into the ground.

My sister did exactly the same thing with some of my cards. I had locked myself in my room and the biatch was tearing them up and shoving them under the door.

Why yes, she became the family screw up.


once, my ex wife and I had a bit of an argument.  i was sitting alone afterwards in the bedroom when I heard a large crashing sound.

The crazy biatch was on the front porch smashing my Les Paul guitar.  It took everything in me not to crush her head.
 
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