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Rare Spider-Man Comic Sells at Auction for $454,100

An anonymous collector bought the comic book at auction



    Heritage Auctions via AP
    This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the comic book "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, by Marvel Comics.

    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.

    "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, by Marvel Comics
    Photo credit: Heritage Auctions via AP

    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.

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