One of the most recognized superhero costume pieces of all time that captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world and is a symbol of truth, justice and the American way soars onto the auction block. An original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in his iconic role as the Man of Steel in Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) directed by Richard Donner, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, makes only its second auction appearance after 40 years.
This costume piece was part of a world-wide contest to promote the movie’s release in 1979 with the grand prize being one of the six original capes made for and used in the film. The winner was personally selected by Christopher Reeve himself, and the cape includes a letter from DC Comics’ President as well as the Editor and Publisher and a copy of a photo of Reeve choosing the winner and more.
This is one of the few costume artifacts that can be positively attributed to the first film of the series and worn on screen by Reeve. The cape is estimated to sell at $100,000-$200,000.