Simply put, Spider-Man continues to amaze.
This CGC 7.0 copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 from August 1962 is the first appearance of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in the Marvel Comics universe, and it’s also one of the most-coveted comic books in existence.
This current copy? It’s pushing six-figures with time to go on the auction block.
A high-grade copy of an iconic comic book has commanded an impressive sum on the auction block.
It’s one of only 11 copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which is the first appearance of Spider-Man, and it sold for six figures via Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday night.
Update: The book above sold for $358,500, which is a new record.
The newest Heritage Auctions comic book sale going on now includes some downright super books in CGC slabs.
How super? Six-figure super for three books with plenty of time remaining before they close.
The leader so far is one of three CGC 4.5 copies of Superman No. 1 in existence. There are just three copies of the 1939 book that have graded a CGC 6 and only two CGC 8s exist. Earlier this year, a CGC 4.0 sold for $299,000. Those are the kind of numbers that matter for such an iconic issue for an iconic star — and Heritage hasn’t sold a CGC 5 or higher since 2007.
The number that matters most here? You know … the price?
He’s no Deadpool, but Peter Parker raked in a few bucks this past weekend.
How? A Heritage Auctions sale of the first appearance of Spider-Man slabbed in an elite grade fetched six figures at auction.