Feb 18, 2016
By Michael Kramer
An extremely rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for just over $454,000 U.S.
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.