Auctioning Off Three Copies Of Amazing Fantasy #15 At Once

I don't know, you wait for ages for a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, with a cover by Jack Kirby and published in 1961 –  and then three come along at once. That's how many copies Heritage Auctions have up for auction, coming to an end in three days. All CGC slabbed, of course, one at 5.0, one at 5.5, and one at 6.0 grade. Much how much difference does it make? Quite a lot. Currently $26,000 worth and double the price between 5 and 6…

Auctioning Three Copies Of Amazing Fantasy #15 At Once

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The issue that gave us the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man sits unchallenged at the top of Overstreet's Top 50 Silver Age Comics list. Jack Kirby's cover is one of his most iconic, and Steve Ditko started his memorable run drawing Spidey story art. Uncle Ben and Aunt May also make their debuts. This issue often shows up with "Marvel chipping" — but there's no evidence of that on this nice copy. Overstreet 2020 FN 6.0 value = $36,200. CGC census 11/20: 72 in 6.0, 211 higher.

Current bids are at $51,000.

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages.The Silver Age's most valuable book by far, and this copy presents very well for its grade. The origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, and the first appearances of Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover and art. In the 2020 edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, it increased its lead over the second place Incredible Hulk #1 on the Top 50 Silver Age Comics list. Overstreet 2020 FN 6.0 value = $36,200. CGC census 11/20: 99 in 5.5, 283 higher.

Current bids are at $30,000.

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. An attractive mid-grade copy of a key book, with great eye appeal. This classic comic book features the historic, game-changing origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, as well as the first appearances of his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko provided the iconic cover and story art. Spidey continues to be a popular character, rivaling Superman and Batman as the most popular comic book character in the world. Unsurprisingly, this issue continues to stand at #1 on Overstreet's Top 50 Silver Age Comics list. Overstreet 2020 VG 4.0 value = $18,100; FN 6.0 value = $36,200. CGC census 11/20: 137 in 5.0, 382 higher.

Current bids are at $25,000. IS that more affordable for your pocket? All looks the same within the slab anyway…

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