, 31, was cleaning out his great-aunt's Virginia home after her death when he stumbled upon a stack of 345 Michael Rorrercomic books in a basement closet.
Yesterday, the bulk of that comic book collection sold for about $3.5 million.
"It was amazing to see what they went for," Rorrer said.
It wasn't until a coworker mentioned that it would be "quite something" if Action Comics No. 1 was among the comics Rorrer inherited — after Rorrer's initial discovery, his mother shipped him a box of half the comics, unaware of their value — that Rorrer realized the comics might be worth something.
Sure enough, that coveted issue was there.
Rorrer called his mother, who still had the other half of the collection, ready to be sent to Rorrer's younger brother. The pair went through the comics together, "checking off issue after issue on a list of the most valued comic books in the world."
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