Wednesday, March 3, 2010

That's One Expensive Comic Book!

On Saturday (2/27/10) I read in the PLAIN DEALER that an anonymous buyer at an auction paid $1,075,500 for a 1939 Batman comic book. The title was Detective Comics and the cover has Batman swinging on a rope over houses. A 1938 Action Comic book featuring Superman sold for $1 million.

I can't imagine spending anywhere near that much money for a comic book, can you? I think that is just plain crazy. Throwing money away like that when so many people are in need is hard for me to fathom. If I had $1 million to just spend, I sure wouldn't spend it all on a comic book! I probably would distribute a fair amount among my charities that I support and help some people I know who are struggling financially. Maybe I'd even retire early!

How would you spend an extra $1 million?

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3 comments:

Jude said...

I'm with you, no way would I throw money away like that unless I had more money than I knew what to do with, but maybe the person that received the money will do some great things with it.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Rich people almost NEVER make any sense to me, lol! I would pay off my debts, give money to my kids, buy myself a car (we only have one now) and then plan a HUGE party!!! I love throwing parties and we'd all be eating really well with this kind of money, lol!

dogsmom said...

That had to be a person who has no respect for the good money can and should do. Hopefully there was a reason - maybe he (it had to be a he) knows he can use it to raise money for some other good cause. Hard to believe, but try to look for the good in people.

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