I’ll never see again the VCR thieves took from my old apartment in Van Nuys – though if I do, it certainly won’t have gone up in value.
So let me say that actor Nicholas Cage is doubly lucky that his copy of Action Comics #1, stolen in 2000, has turned up in an abandoned storage locker in LA. And the comic’s value has grown by leaps and bounds since he last saw it — one sold not long ago for $1.5 million.
Cage’s copy was discovered by the person who purchased the abandoned storage locker at auction. Never can tell what you’ll find in those. I know Marty Cantor once discovered a carefully-wrapped murder victim in one of those lockers, while he was working for U-Haul.
[Thanks to Bill Higgins for the story.]