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Ohio man sells old Spiderman comic to help fund wedding

By Associated Press


CLEVELAND >> A Cleveland Heights dad was getting worried about the costs of his eldest daughter's upcoming wedding. Then, Spider-Man to the rescue!

The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports that Richard Schaen remembered that he had stored away his comic books decades ago. He dug out the box, and the first comic he saw was "Amazing Spider-Man" No. 1, published in 1963. The 69-year-old man says the 12-cent comic sold for $7,900 through an auction company, netting him about $7,000.

His copy was graded as 6.5 on a scale of 10. A mint-condition copy would have sold for much more. But he's happy, and says the sale will help cover the catering costs for daughter Jane's reception.

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sailfish1 wrote:
Good for him. Family is first.
on September 1,2013 | 01:11PM
RichardCory wrote:
Smart spending should be first. He's going to need $7,000 to "help cover" catering costs? Insanity.
on September 1,2013 | 05:49PM
hey_mikey wrote:
that's about right. according to cnn, the average wedding last year cost a little over $28,000. imagine what a nice one would cost...
on September 1,2013 | 06:32PM
bumbye wrote:
I saw a similar transaction on Pawn Stars the other week.
on September 1,2013 | 08:47PM
SteveToo wrote:
What a waste of money on a wedding. The couple getting married should fund what they can afford.
on September 2,2013 | 08:29AM
Bdpapa wrote:
In 6 months he's gonna think "Why the heck did I do that?"
on September 2,2013 | 10:45AM
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