When valuing comics, there are a number of factors that are taken into consideration – age, character, title, quality, and so on. While it is great to hear stories of people who have discovered a cache of valuable comics, it’s also nice to hear about those who stumble across a lost treasure in their own attic.
George Toman was cleaning out his attic and stumbled across a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (the first appearance of Spider-Man), that he bought way back in the ’60s for a dime. After taking it down to Chimera’s Comics, Toman was informed the comic was worth approximately $12,000 – due to the fact it was stored in an attic without any kind of protection.
Toman, a software analyst at Xerox, will more than likely get around $10,000 after the store takes its cut.