About this much.
I’m moving at the end of the week, and, after years of having my stash (I can’t rightfully call it a “collection” as it wasn’t ever assembled in a manner befitting the “investment” the word “collection” implies) strewn in boxes and crates all over my storage and in closets (and stashed under my bed like they were Playboy), I finally boxed ’em all up.
Cover price for the stash is estimated to be somewhere between $5000 and $6000.
Realistically, I could probably realize a couple hundred bucks out of it if I were to cherry pick the most desirable issues (the most valuable “issue” (not a graphic novel or other format) weighs in at a WHOPPING $8.
Unfortunately the TIME involve in doing that would be worth more than I’d realize out of the sale.
And I really DO need to get rid of them. So, checking with a brother’s friend to see if he wants it. If not, I’ll be taking the boxes over to a local comic shop and dropping them off. Maybe they can get a couple bucks out of them. Or maybe for Free Comic Book Day or something…
I’ll miss the security of being able to dig back in whenever the hell I want. But the time’s come to unload it. I’ve got too much stuff as it is. And I need to cut down on the amount of stuff I continually carry around.
Anyhoo, I’ve had the primary enjoyment of the comics and the stories contained therein. So I can carry on with the memories of the stories. Even if the particulars get fuzzy over time.
And hey, we all get a bit fuzzy as we get older, right? *Scratches back hair*