The Mile High Collection
March 9, 2007 6:19 AM Subscribe
"I've often been asked what when through my mind when I first realized that I had stumbled across the greatest accumulation of Golden Age comics ever discovered.
Frankly, even after 25 years have gone by, it still gives me chills to think about staring at that huge closet stacked to the rafters with mint Golden Age comics.
" In 1977, a 21 year old comic book dealer in Colorado named Chuck Rozanski got a phone call from a realtor who wanted to dispose of a "large" number of comic books in the basement of a house that was about to be sold. The owners of the house were eager to get rid of them, and Rozanski purchased the "greatest comic collection ever found"
, consisting of over 18,000 mint condition Golden Age
comic books collected by artist Edgar Church
, for a bargain price (rumored to be as low as $1,800)
. Recently, just one comic book from the collection sold for $273,125
. Rozanski used the proceeds to build Mile High Comics
, now the largest comic book retailer in the industry. Amazing as the Mile High discovery was, Rozanski still believes that his "Mile High II"
find was his best.
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