A-1 Comics says the “Winters Collection” stood out because it contains an entire Marvel Comics series from 1961 to 1990.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A-1 BD purchased a comic book collection containing over 60 years of comic books collected directly from newsstands by one person.
The company buys collections of all sizes and values daily, but owner Lanvin Peets, son of A-1 Comics founders Brian and Rosemary Peets, said the store’s most recent purchase stands out from the rest because it contains a complete Marvel Comics. performed from 1961 to 1990.
According to A-1 Comics, the “Winters Collection,” which was purchased for $600,000, includes more than 35,000 comics and memorabilia ranging from toys, magazines, framed posters and original 1930s artwork. at the beginning of the 2000’s.
Peets says the collection contains complete sets of all comic book titles featuring icons such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Doctor Strange and more.
“This is the largest collection we’ve ever purchased and the most we’ve ever spent on an individual collection,” Peets said. “This type of purchase usually happens once in a lifetime and it was a real treat to be able to walk through it all in its entirety with my dad right next to me.”
On June 1, 2022, the “Winters Collection” will be available from A-1 Comics in Sacramento. Peets says the day the collection hits their Sacramento store, they’ll also be hosting a instagram live at 5 p.m. to give customers across the country the opportunity to purchase comics from the collection. After June 1, the company will attend various comic book shows and conventions where it will sell and show different items from the collection.
With over 33 years in business, A-1 Comics has grown to become Sacramento’s largest comic book retailer with locations in Sacramento, Folsom and Roseville. Before opening their doors to customers for this special collection, they also plan to celebrate comics in general. On Saturday May 7, A-1 Comics participates in Free comic day at each of their three locations and at their “A-1 warehouse” in Sacramento. The event features comic book cosplayers, signing and sketching with Ron Lim, and other miscellaneous offerings.
“Free Comic Book Day is one of the biggest selling days of the year for us and our stores,” said Wes Smith of A-1 Comics. “It’s a great, money-saving event for people of all ages.”
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