Heritage Auctions has wonderful Fantasy #15, a Marvel magazine published in 1962. this is often the primary Marvel magazine to feature the now-iconic superhero Spider-Man — and, within the case of this auction, the magazine is in ‘pristine’ condition. The firm is accepting bids for the magazine before its live auction next week, and someone has already put down quite $2 million for the merchandise .
Heritage Auctions first detailed the magazine milestone back in August, explaining that as of August 18, bidding on the title had pushed the comic book’s value to $2.25 million, not including the buyer’s premium. What makes this magazine so valuable? Consistent with the firm, this comic has the best-known condition of the other Amazing Fantasy #15 copies.
The magazine up purchasable was graded at CGC NM+ 9.6, making it one among only four copies to earn such notable marks so far . Given its current bids, it’ll also set a replacement Heritage Auctions record for magazine auctions and also become one among the foremost valuable comic books sold at auction.
Heritage Auctions will hold a live auction on September 9 starting at 11 AM CDT during which this magazine et al. are going to be sold. For comparison, a replica of an equivalent magazine issue graded at CGC NM 9.4 sold through the firm last year for $795,000. The listing shows the magazine currently sitting at $2,350,000, which is $2.8 million with the buyer’s premium.
The new record-breaking bid comes amid growing interest in old comic books, playing cards, and retro games. We’ve seen some classic Nintendo game cartridges sell for astronomical sums within the past few months, for instance , and card grading services have reported extreme demand, in some cases forcing them to pause their service to stay up with demand.