and you thought only knife collectors were crazy

Non-knife collectors often think we have a few loose screws when they find out we hunt and hoard knives. I’ve talked to enough folks about it to know. Even though to us our hobby is perfectly normal and we think nothing of spending/investing signficant time and energy pursing old (and new) knives. We don’t even bat an eye at the thought of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a rare find to add to our collection, but to the non-knife collectors our passion classifies us as a bit loony.

Even though to me a collector’s passion is perfectly normal and understandable, I did run across a recent collectible purchase that made me question it.

A 1938 comic book called the Action Comics #1 that introduced Superman to the world sold for a cool $1,000,000. Yeap, a single comic book. It is the first comic book to fetch seven figures.

Million dollar comic book

Actually, this sale kinda makes me feel better about my addiction to old knives now.

Source: ComicConnect.com

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  1. “If you don’t pick them up, I’m going to throw them away”. Mom would carry through too! Collector comics worth thousands each now. Let’s just say I take quite a bit better care of my knives. Thanks for the lesson Mom!

  2. At least we know we aren’t the only ‘loonies’ out there that are collecting things.
    Now if you really want to get to strange collectors, let’s look to those who collect corprolite!!! Not sure I would be that interested in a dino poop collection :)


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