Have you checked out the latest Hake's auction catalog yet? The highlight of this particular auction is the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, but even if Superman isn't your thing, there is plenty to rev up your collecting engines! I always set aside a good hour or two to carefully go through the auction, category by category, usually finding items that I normally … [Read more...] about Hake’s Highlights — Top Picks from Auction #215
Collectors are an odd lot, and I enthusiastically call myself a member of this group. We buy things we love, but at times, we also buy things we don't really like. Go on, admit it. You have bought things for your collection even though you didn't really want it -- it's okay, I won't hold it against you. It's a just part of collecting, especially if you're a completist. You … [Read more...] about The Super Junior Justice League (AKA: why did I buy that?)
There's nothing I love more than looking through other people's collections. Things have certainly moved around since the last time I took you on a tour of my own cave. After the Great Flood of 2015 (not really), I decided to rearrange the shelves and focus more on the heroes in my collection, which is where pretty much all of my attention is focused these days. It's still a … [Read more...] about Collection Update: May 2015
Some of you were looking for a higher quality version of this trailer after it was leaked last week. Here you go... Fixed it! … [Read more...] about Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (retro remix)
Did you feel that? A disturbance in the force of collecting, as if millions of collectors cried out with joy -- Hake's has released their latest auction catalog. Okay, maybe that's a little melodramatic but I actually feel that way when a new Hake's catalog is unveiled online. I feel as if collectors across the globe are simultaneously scrolling through the thousands of items, … [Read more...] about A few of my favorite things — Hake’s auction #214
A CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 is up for bid on eBay this week. If you plan to buy it, please do me a favor and click through my affiliate link here. Thanks in advance. … [Read more...] about Action Comics #1, CGC 9.0 on eBay!
I picked up this bootleg figure a couple of weeks ago. It's just so wrong that it's right. I have a newfound love of foreign toys produced beyond the reaches of our fine American legal system. Hey Rich, I bet you don't have one of these in your Super Powers collection! ;) … [Read more...] about Remember when Spider-Man was in the Kenner Super Powers line?
The earliest Superman cover art known to exist – Fred Guardineer’s thrilling visage of the Man of Steel from Action Comics #15 – may bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 20-22 Vintage Comics Signature® Auction in New York. The rare work joins nearly 1,200 lots, including two Silver Age milestones: Amazing Fantasy #15 – the first appearance of Spider-Man – in 9.0 grade by … [Read more...] about Earliest Superman cover art known to exist is up for bid at Heritage Auctions