A rare copy, and in excellent condition, of Superman’s first appearance in a comic book recently sold for $3.2 million. It was Action Comics No.1 from 1938 that sold on eBay for the record price. The same type of high quality comic book was sold in 2011 for $2.1 million.

There are only 100 to 150 copies of the rare comic book believed to be in existence and only a handful in top quality shape. The comic book that sold for the record amount was in excellent condition. On a 10-point scale it was a 9.0.

The copy was kept in a cedar chest for decade by the man that bought it off a news stand. When he died a collector bought the comic book off of his estate and put it back in a cedar chest to store it.

The Superman comic book originally sold for 10 cents.