Look, I know you have millions stashed away in that jar in the back yard, and knowing your love of comics, you’re going to want to dig it up and plunk some of it down when Amazing Fantasy #15 goes on the auction block.
The first appearance of Spider-Man is expected to fetch at least $400,000 at the Heritage Auction event taking place from February 18-20, 2016 at the Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction in Dallas, TX.
“We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, Managing Director of the Comics Department at Heritage. “It could soar well past our estimate. Whoever buys this comic will be joining an elite club. There are only a handful of these comics in this condition that exist. We expect the top collectors will be watching this auction closely.”
Well, what are you waiting for? Become part of the crowd that breathes rarified air, and get your hands on this. However, if Amazing Fantasy #15 is not your cup of tea, and that mason jar is filled with hundreds instead of millions of dollars, check out some of the other items up on the auction block:
- The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4: Estimate $100,000+.
- Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0: Estimate $75,000+.
- Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1965): Estimate $75,000+.
- Ross Andru and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #179 Cover Green Goblin Original Art (Marvel, 1978): Estimate $75,000+.
- Michael Golden Marvel Fanfare #1 Spider-Man and the Angel Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1982): Estimate $50,000+.
- Curt Swan and George Klein Superman #188 Cover Original Art (DC, 1966): Estimate $50,000+.
If I had the funding, I would definitely think about buying these items as long term investments, but I think I’d destroy some of the resale value because I’d want to read the issue once I bought it.