Your sci-fi mem­o­ra­bilia val­ued by the ex­perts from auc­tion­eers vec­tis

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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.”


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

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