Superman fans, grab your wallets.
Profiles in History has a series of memorabilia from the Superman film franchise for sale in an auction in July. Be warned though, these pieces will not be cheap. First up is Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume from Superman: The Movie. The costume consists of a long sleeve leotard of blue and red stretch jersey, a chest emblazoned with the trademark Superman “S”, a pair of matching blue stretch nylon tights, a yellow-painted leather belt; a long flowing cape of scarlet wool with padded shoulders and a pair of knee-length red leather boots with zipper closures. It can’t but be his as each part of the ensemble features a label with his name on it. If you want to get your hands on it, you will be expected to payout between $60,000 and $80,000.
The second item is Marlon Brando’s Jor-El costume from Superman: The Movie. The costume consists of a tunic with the iconic “S” insignia with faux jewel detailing, sleeveless full-length robe with faux jewel detailing on the shoulders, pants and boots. The entire costume is layered with a luminous silver/gray reflective material, which appears to glow when subjected to strong light. This costume is also expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.
For the more reasonable sum of between $8,000 and $12,000 you could get your hands on the screen-used Kryptonite crystal and box from Superman III. This prop is 12 inches long and 6 inches tall. The eagle-eyed should be able to confirm that it is the same prop used in the scene where Christopher Reeve is shown cradling the piece in his hands, as a small imperfection on one edge is clearly visible. Time to start collecting and counting spare change lying around the house.