SPIDEY COMIC BRINGS IN OVER $450,000 U.S.

Feb 18, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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An extremely rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for just over $454,000 U.S.

The item was purchased by an anonymous collector.  amazing_fantasy_15_by_ads1230-d3h3c8e

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says Thursday’s sale is a record for a public auction price for any Spider-Man comic book.

The 1962 edition of “Amazing Fantasy” Number 15 was graded as near-mint condition.

Walter Yakoboski, of Long Island, New York, had bought the comic book in 1980 for $1,200.  He says he purchased several rare comics as a young man – as an investment.

In 2011, a private collector reportedly paid $1.1 million for a near-mint copy of the same comic – “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15.

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