CGC-graded Amazing Spider-Man #1 Sets New Price Record for Title
Posted on 7/28/2023
A high-grade example of the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man that was certified by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) swung to a new price record when it crossed the half-million mark in a Hake’s Auctions sale on July 26, 2023.
The Amazing Spider-Man #1 graded CGC 9.6 (item 902) reached a new milestone by realizing $520,380. As of June 20, 2023, there were only five examples of a CGC 9.6 Universal grade in the CGC Census, with a scant two graded higher. This sale easily beat the previous price record of $336,000 for a CGC 9.6 example sold in November 2022.
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Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15 by Marvel Comics in 1962. The new superhero immediately found success with readers, so Marvel rushed out his own series, beginning with Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 1963. The comic focuses on Spider-Man’s adventures with stories that recount how Peter Parker received his powers and teamed with the Fantastic Four against the Chameleon.
Other CGC-certified comics highlights in this auction included:
- an Amazing Fantasy #15 graded CGC 7.5 (item 901) that realized $170,844
- an Amazing Spider-Man #14 graded CGC 9.4 (item 923) that realized $38,615
- an Amazing Spider-Man #1 graded CGC 6.5 (item 903) that realized $32,969
- a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 graded CGC 7.5 (item1078) that realized $15,576
- an Incredible Hulk #1 graded CGC 1.8 (item 1009) that realized $13,124
- an Amazing Spider-Man #3 with a Winnipeg pedigree graded CGC 8.5 (item 905) that realized $12,723
- an Amazing Spider-Man #6 graded CGC 9.2 (item 912) that realized $12,529
- an X-Men #1 graded CGC 5.0 (item 1061) that realized $12,421
- a Tales of Suspense #39 graded CGC 5.0 (item 1044) that realized $12,101
- a Detective Comics #168 graded CGC 4.0 (item 832) that realized $11,811
Prices realized include a buyer’s premium.
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