Your sci-fi memorabilia valued by the experts from auctioneers vectis
Adam Bowley says: “As a kid I was a big fan of Superman The Movie but as it was the ’70s the only merch I could find in the shops was the Topps bubblegum cards. I collected the complete set and even kept one of the wax wrappers for old times’ sake (don’t worry, I threw away the horrible sticks of gum, I’m not that sad!). Curious to know how much they’re worth now.”
KATHy TAyLOR OF VECTIS SAyS:
Christopher Reeve made his lead film debut in 1978 as Superman and the original Topps Superman The Movie trading cards are quite easily available today. The 165 cards were released in two parts: series one cards, 77 in total, are within a red box with a blue band along the bottom and series two, 88 cards, within a yellow box with green band. Each pack came with either a plain or foil sticker.
These sets and singles are relatively affordable and easy to find today – but their popularity and the fact that they were widely collected back in the day means that can be tough to source in mint condition. (You can come across unopened packs and boxes.)
estimated value Complete sets £20-40