This Comic Book Just Sold for Over $450,000

February 19, 2016, 9:57 PM UTC
CORRECTION Spider Man Collector
CORRECTS SPELLING OF YAKOBOSKI - This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the comic book "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, by Marvel Comics. This comic book will be going up for sale at an auction by Heritage on Feb. 18, 2016. A similar comic book with a higher rating bought by Walter Yakoboski in 1980 for $1,200 could fetch $400,000 or more at the upcoming auction. (Heritage Auctions via AP)
Photograph by AP

A comic book just sold for $454,000 at a Dallas auction.

The comic is the first-ever Spider-Man appears in, according to the Associated Press. It was sold by Heritage Auctions to an anonymous collector.

It’s a 1962 edition of “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15. The item was graded as being in near-mint condition, scoring a 9.4 on a scale of 1-to-10, according to the AP.

The publication reported that the owner of the comic book, Walter Yakoboski, of Long Island, N.Y., purchased it in 1980. At the time, he paid just $1,200 for it as an investment.


But the $450,000 price tag for the comic isn’t even the most a copy has sold for in the past. The AP reported that one sold for $1.1 million to a private collector in 2011.

In December, Fortune reported that Spider-Man’s co-creator Stan Lee turned 93. He’s also responsible for the creation of Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk.

In August, the world’s most expensive comic book sold for $3.2 million, a copy of Action Comics #1, is Superman’s first and cost just 10 cents when it was first sold, as the New York Post reported.