Profiles in History is an auction house that has offered some one-of-a-kind pieces for the well-heeled fan, including the original R2-D2 from Star Wars and Rick Deckard’s gun from Blade Runner. Its next auction is going to be a favorite for those fans of DC Comics’ super-suited hero Superman: The entire catalog will be dedicated to the man of steel.
Profiles in History will be offering seventy-two items all based on Superman’s various incarnations. They include:
- Action Comics #1 in Grade 7 condition.
- A shooting script from 1953 episode “The Man in the Lead Mask” from 1952-1958 series The Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves.
- Christopher Reeve’s cape from Superman 3.
- Storyboard art from the 1984 movie Supergirl.
- Dean Cain’s suit and test boots from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
But then there’s also some epic film minutiae, such as the Superman suit worn by Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland (a 2006 film about actor Reeves and his suicide), plus concept art from the 1997 unfilmed production of Superman Lives.
The WB Supergirl series, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and Smallville are also represented in this auction.
The oldest find outside of Action #1 and some original artwork? That would be a 1946 ring created to promote the 1940-1951 radio series The Adventures of Superman. This metal ring came in a Kellogg’s cereal box. (We assume if you swallowed it, only Superman could save you.)
These items go on the block December 19, which means you can consider any auction wins to be an amazing holiday present. Particularly if you win Action Comics #1. Profiles in History values it at $800,000 - $1,200,000.