In the mess that fell out he found an old slightly battered copy of Action Comics #1. Not quite realizing the value of it...though he knew it was worth a lot...he proceeded to get into an argument with his wife's aunt and snatched the comic back. She held on and the comic's back cover was torn.
The gem went from being worth close on to $200,000.00 to only about half that. Plus she RIPPED an Action comics #1!!!!