Today’s Sacramento Bee (10/29/2010) featured a story about a local man who has a copy of Detective 27 up for auction at Heritage (good choice!). You can read the story here. Since I live in the Sacramento area my wife and I found this article very entertaining.
Robert Irwin is the original owner, he remembers buying the comic book in 1939 from a Sacramento market. He left the comic in a box for 55 years, squeezed between copies of a National Geographic and Mechanics Illustrated he also bought on that trip. He almost sold in 1992 to a local comic shop but his wife talked him out of it. Now, almost 20 years later it is up for auction.
The comic graded CGC 7.0 FN/VF with off-white pages. I’ll be tracking the book and it’s final realized price. There will be an update after the signature auction closes in November. You can see the book here.