While remodeling a house that he had purchased, David Gonzales found something of unusual value. While ripping out insulation from the garage, Gonzales discovered a copy of Action Comics No. 1, from 1935. The comic was the first edition to feature the then, new superhero, Superman. The father-of-four put the rare edition up for auction and it has attracted bids of more than 10 times the value of the home he purchased for $10,000. Gonzales says sadly he lost money when the back cover was torn during a discussion with a relative. The online auction company had rated the comic as a 3 on a 10 point scale before the cover was torn, but lowered the rating to a 1.5. A copy of the same comic rated as a 9 recently sold for over 2 million dollars. Gonzales told a local newspaper, “I want to be a provider for my family and this will help me. It’s going to help me finish paying my house, paying my truck, and save a little bit of money and let my wife finish her school and me upgrade my work.” —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Superman Comic Set to Net Family Small Fortune, http://www.oddnews.org/77-odd-news/2605-superman-comic-set-to-net-family-small-fortune.html, (Accessed June 1, 2013.)
Proverbs 13:22 (CEV) If you obey God, you will have something to leave your grandchildren. If you don't obey God, those who live right will get what you leave.