THE LARSON COLLECTION

One of the finest comic book collections ever to come onto the market, these are among my favourite pedigree collection comics. Where I have the information I have noted the last sold date and price. Some have been re-packaged/re-named as The Nicholas Cage Collection. The actor spend gazillions on comic for a while and then sold them all. Sort of....so what?!? That's what I think anyway. The Larson epithet is more important.

"The Larson collection originated in Nebraska, which is all Joe Tricarchy would tell me about his find early in the 1980s. His comics told the rest of the story. There were approximately 2,500 comics in Mr. Larson's collection. They spanned the years from super hero beginning to the late 1940s. He did have the habit of pencilling his first or last name on the cover of his comic books. He also pencilled in several coupons in late 1939. From those coupons it appeared that he was about 8 years old in 1939. On some copies, he just pencilled an L, and some had only the discount purchase price pencilled in. In most cases, the collector's pencil marks would detract from the value of a comic book, but in this case it enhances the value since it makes it an identifiable pedigree copy.

Lamont Larson took very good care of his collection. No, not as good as Church or Tim Reilly, but maybe that was because it was more humid in Nebraska. Many of his copies have slight foxing speckles on the cover and in parts of the insides. (Foxing is the remnants of past active mold.) However, many copies are near-mint to mint, the pages are slightly yellowed, but, as a collection, many would categorize it as third best. If you have a copy, don't erase his name.

Most Larson copies were originally sold at near Guide prices. Those have again slowly migrated upward to the present level of approximately 1.5 to 2-1/4 times Guide". (from comics historian Pat Kochanek)

Action Comics #13 (sold for $67, 435 Nov 2011)
Action Comics #13 (sold for $67, 435 Nov 2011)
Action Comics #16
Action Comics #16
Action Comics #19 (sold for $4,633 Mar 2009)
Action Comics #19 (sold for $4,633 Mar 2009)
Adventure Comics #44  (sold for $9,487.50 Oct 2002)
Adventure Comics #44 (sold for $9,487.50 Oct 2002)
Adventure Comics #49 (Nicholas Cage)
Adventure Comics #49 (Nicholas Cage)
Adventure Comics #50 (Comic Connect as of Aug 2015 lists this as a Larson in VF++)
Adventure Comics #50 (Comic Connect as of Aug 2015 lists this as a Larson in VF++)
Adventure Comics #61 (Sold for $10,925 in 2002)
Adventure Comics #61 (Sold for $10,925 in 2002)
All-American Comics #26 (as yet not CGC graded. Comic Connect says 9.0)
All-American Comics #26 (as yet not CGC graded. Comic Connect says 9.0)
Batman #1
Batman #1
Detective Comics #35 (Sold for $8,912.50 in 2002)
Detective Comics #35 (Sold for $8,912.50 in 2002)
Detective Comics #37 (offered for sale at $50,000 May 2017)
Detective Comics #37 (offered for sale at $50,000 May 2017)
Detective Comics #38 (Sold in 2002 for $11,500)
Detective Comics #38 (Sold in 2002 for $11,500)
Detective Comics #41 (sold for $1,610 Jan 2006)
Detective Comics #41 (sold for $1,610 Jan 2006)
Detective Comics #51 (Sold for $4.780 Aug 2013)
Detective Comics #51 (Sold for $4.780 Aug 2013)
Flash Comics #21 (Sold for $5,377.50 Jul 2012)
Flash Comics #21 (Sold for $5,377.50 Jul 2012)
Marvel Comics #1 (Sold for $101,565 in Nov 2009)
Marvel Comics #1 (Sold for $101,565 in Nov 2009)
Marvel Mystery Comics #2
Marvel Mystery Comics #2
Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (sold for $10,201 Apr 2012)
Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (sold for $10,201 Apr 2012)
Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (sold for $14,333 Apr 2012)
Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (sold for $14,333 Apr 2012)
Marvel Mystery Comics #19 (Sold for $3,680 Oct 2002)
Marvel Mystery Comics #19 (Sold for $3,680 Oct 2002)
More Fun Comics #52 (Sold for $119,500 in Feb 2010)
More Fun Comics #52 (Sold for $119,500 in Feb 2010)
More Fun Comics #54 (sold for $43,125 May 2005)
More Fun Comics #54 (sold for $43,125 May 2005)
More Fun Comics #66 (Sold for $7,762.50 in Oct 2002)
More Fun Comics #66 (Sold for $7,762.50 in Oct 2002)
More Fun Comics #68 (Sold for $3,000.35 in May 2005)
More Fun Comics #68 (Sold for $3,000.35 in May 2005)
Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (Sold for $47,150 in Jun 2004)
Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (Sold for $47,150 in Jun 2004)
New York World's Fair 1940 (Sold for $3,450 Mar 2002)
New York World's Fair 1940 (Sold for $3,450 Mar 2002)
Superman #3 (Sold for $4,600 Nov 2003)
Superman #3 (Sold for $4,600 Nov 2003)
Superman #10 (Sold for $2,300 in Nov 2003)
Superman #10 (Sold for $2,300 in Nov 2003)