The very first issue of X-Men #1–sold for $101,000 at a Missouri rare comic book auction–apparently setting a world record for comic book pricing.
The 1963 comic was penned by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. According to Digital Spy, the auction sold 3,000 comics for more than one million dollars, auctioning off an epic collection of comics inherited by an anonymous relative of a deceased comic book collector.
Here’s more from the article: “According to Tina Weiman of Mound City Auctions, it is unknown whether the original owner knew how much the comics are worth. ‘I don’t think he necessarily knew the value of them,’ she said. ‘I don’t know when he looked at them last. I know that that were pulled out from underneath the basement steps.’”