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)