That treasure was a copy of Action Comics #1 that was being used for insulation along with a bunch of old newspapers.
Not knowing what he’d stumbled across, he put it up for auction on ComicConnect.
Within two days, bidding had passed $100,000. Of course, the comic isn’t in mint condition since it was used as insulation all these many years. But ComicsConnect says it “boasts bright, sparkling colors and sturdy off-white pages.” It’s also reportedly in good condition.
It could have been worth more had it not been ripped in an argument between Gonzalez and his in-laws.
“They got all excited and tried to take it,” Gonzalez told the Star Tribune. “I understand it’s something cool, but told them: ‘You don’t have to act so rude. I brought you in to show you, don’t grab it.'”
“That was a $75,000 tear,” noted ComicConnect co-owner Stephen Fishler.
Gonzalez will take home half of the final sale price — the rest will go to cover middle-man expenses and auctioneer fees.