Feb 5th 2013 By: Ziah Grace
If you were bemoaning the lack of Calvin and Hobbes
originals currently in the marketplace following the sale of the Sunday strip that went for more than $200,000 last November
, we've got good news: Heritage Auctions has another original piece for sale. Now the bad news: You probably won't be able to afford this one either.
The black and white daily strip that originally ran on November 3, 1986 is part of a set of original strips that C&H creator Bill Watterson swapped with Brian Basset, creator of Adam@Home
and Red and Rover
, that same year. Basset reportedly sold the color piece last November to relieve some financial trouble, but this latest piece is being put up by Linda, Basset's now ex-wife.
Regardless, based on the price that the color piece brought, potential buyers should start saving their money now. As of press time, the auction has just reached $15,000. With a little more than two weeks left before the auction wraps on February 21
, it seems likely that the winner will be somebody whose
pockets are just packed (with cash).