You’re not going to believe some of the biggest payouts in Storage Wars history. There have been some tremendous hits on what seemed like junk but turned out to be an incredible find! Storage Wars always seemed like a gamble but when you find out the value of some of these collections all locked up, you’ll understand why people take such chances on what often looks like junk. And before you go screaming Storage Wars is fake, or Storage Wars is staged, or Nobody watches Storage Wars, when you see the values here you might just become a believer.
Darrell Sheets was known as the gambler on Storage Wars – always taking a shot at something for a big payday. Sheets hit the bigtime when he discovered original paintings by surrealist Frank Gutierrez in a storage container that he picked up for $3600. That might have seemed steep at the time, but it turned out that the Gutierrez originals were worth a whopping $300,000. Good thing Darrell found it and not Barry Weiss – Barry never sells anything!
Darrell also scored a major hit when in season 5 he came across what seemed to be a storage unit full of toys. But it turned out that they weren’t just any toys – it was vintage toys still in their containers and a load of comic books. All told, the unit contained over 3000 comic books and enough collectible classics to be worth over $60,000. That’s a lot of loot for some toys!