An Ohio father who remembered he had a copy of the first-ever Spider-Man comic in his attic was able to sell the collector’s item to help pay for his daughter’s wedding.
The rare comic book netted him some $7,000 because it was not in pristine condition. With a perfect copy he could have gotten four times that amount.
“I gave my daughter a promissory note for the money with a picture of the Spider-Man comic, which we can use to pay for a big part of the catering for her reception,” Richard Schaen, 69, told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Schaen had collected comics his entire life until the birth of the daughter who is now getting married. He bought “Amazing Spider-Man No. 1″ in 1963 at a Columbus drugstore for just 12 cents.
He’s also found other rare comics in his attic, including Daredevil No. 1, and he is selling those to pay for home improvements around his house.