Rare 1962 Spider-Man comic sells for $624K
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Calverton, N.Y., Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. (Frank Eltman / AP Photo).
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:56PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:34PM EST
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for $454,100 ($624,600 CAD).
The comic book was purchased by an anonymous collector, and 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" No. 15 was graded as near-mint, with a score of 9.4 on a scale of 1-to-10.
Walter Yakoboski, of Long Island, New York, had bought the comic book in 1980 for $1,200. He told The Associated Press last week that he bought 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 "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15.