Comic-Con 2012: Catch a Preview of an Upcoming Movie Memorabilia Auction
Lovers of movie memorabilia, listen up: if your bank account is big enough, you could own some of the coolest items in the history of ever when they go up for auction later this month.
Many of the items that will be sold off are from the collection of Chad Dreier, former CEO of homebuilding giant Ryland Homes, who amassed the amazing collection of entertainment and sports memorabilia and kept it housed in a Southern California museum. But he’s apparently developed other interests — so he’s putting the items on the auction block.
What’s included? How about a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve, a set of Wolverine’s claws, and the original art for the famous ‘Star Wars’ poster? Or if that doesn’t do it for you, there’s always Gene Wilder’s ‘Willie Wonka’ costume, Ferris Bueller’s leather jacket, and a Chewbacca head from the first ‘Star Wars’ movie — not to mention ‘Star Trek’ props, costumes from movies like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Austin Powers,’ and a ton of vintage toys.
But make sure you’re flush with cash. Most of the best items are expected to fetch anywhere between $20,000 and $80,000 each.
Auction house Profiles in History is previewing some of the items at Comic-Con, and the auction itself will take place Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. in Calabasas, Calif. Check out the auction website for more details.