A friend of mine emailed me that he had finally beaten me... he bought a F+ copy of ASM#20 at a comic show (but he wouldn't tell me the price).
My earliest is ASM #25 (1st cameo of Mary Jane) in VF+/NM- condition that I bought when I owned my comic store (I only paid $20.00 for it such were the benefits of owning a store!).
I was just wondering what everyones earliest ACTUAL issue is, the condition and what they paid for it.
No reprints, Masterworks, DVD's, Marvel Tales or Essentials though... I'm talking ACTUAL issues of ASM.