This guy, not a comic fan, got a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1(1963) as a wedding present from his brother-in-law, a comic fan. Now he selling it at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. The owner's son Corey AKA Big Hoss and his goofy sidekick, Chumley (Gee, Tennessee...) obviously want it but they wanted it graded. So a local toy-dealer comes in and declares it in the Fine range (about $7000). The guy wants $5000, they offer 3K and make the deal at $4000! Everyone's happy!
But you know that they're going to sell it for $6000 to $7000!
BTW, they usually get experts to appraise items and make sure they're real. I've heard about counterfeit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1s but are there bogus Golden/Silver/Bronze Age books out there? Could you be tricked by a fake Amazing Spider-Man #1?
...So I BUMPED !...
...I saw a big dose of PS episodes and noted how SO MANY! revolve around someone bringing a supposed valuable item , following which the shop's owners call in specialists in the item , who render their verdict upon the genuine-ness/ancestry of the item . Rather boring !
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