$1,400,000 Worth of Batman Comics Stolen From Storage Unit

Posted by January 9, 2019 Comment

Comic book collector and Pedigree Comics’ Comic Art Consignment Director, Randy Lawrence of Boca Raton, Florida, wrote this letter to friends. We have been asked to share it,

I had probably the worst day today that we all fear. 439 CGC graded books were STOLEN from my indoor air-conditioned double locked storage unit. As you all know me for many years I have strived to put together the best Batman & Detective Comic collection out there. I have been the number one registered set on both titles for many years with CGC.

I know that many of you have experienced items being stolen in the past, but for me this is a first and on such a high level it’s been devastating….as this collection was my nest egg, and I had worked so hard and done without for so long to put this together that it being taken away from me this way has left me in a very bad way.

We might know who the robber is, and I am working with the police to get more information…but in the meantime I wanted to let you all know what’s going on, and to be aware if any of my books are brought to you for sale, I hope you can help me get them back as this many books coming into the market will make a splash. The books that were taken were the cream of the crop, and are probably valued at $1.4 million.

I am truly devastated and really need you all to be aware and keep your eyes open…as they will probably be offered to some of you sooner than later. I will send you all the list of the missing books with the cert #’s and pedigree names shortly.

In the meantime if any truly high grade Bat’s or Detectives come your way PLEASE let me know asap. I truly appreciate all the help you can give, as we are all a very close knit small community and look out for each other when these bad things happen.

Sincerely,
Randy Lawrence
561-886-8777

The comics include Batman #2-8 from 1939. Here are a few of them…

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(Last Updated January 18, 2019 5:23 pm )

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