Ya know, in a years time, a serious comic collector not only spends a lot of cash on comics, he spends time. Time on the road,in car, bus or bike,or even walking,ofton in bitter cold or rain,to get his books.He can spends many hours at crappy jobs earning the bucks for his books. Now when a fan spends 40-45-50 years building his collection, and he simply HAS to move,one wants to pass them on to a son,or failing to either have a son, or one who has any love for comics, one HAS to get something back,for all that time and effort put out. Theres many an ebay dealer out there who will sell your books for a cut, comic shops eager to scarf up collections,or just reguler collectors hoping that add put up at the local ranbow store,is the jackpot hes dreamed of all his life. Theres a lot of fans and dealers out there, who can raid their nest egg with solid off the books cash, when opportunity comes there way, that never will again. thats why, when I hear the type of story that was on the local twin city news a few days back, I think "ARRGHH!!!What a waste! What an idiot!!"A comic collecter forced to move, GAVE a 48-49 year comic collection, to the U of M.If a man wants to both get rid of a collection and retire,in comfort, one does NOT do such a thing! You can bet that many a U student and teacher who collect comics are going to pluck this collection but good!You can bet this dude had a woman cracking the whip on his ass but good,to do such a thing.Offer a near 50 year collection up on crags list,and see how fast they come!It never fails to astound me, how stupid some comic collectors out there are.I knew one guy who had a silver age collection chumped off him for 17 cents a book, but this guy even surpassed him.