There’s another incredible auction going on over at Hake’s Americana & Collectibles this month. Whenever a new auction is announced, I always head straight to the Batman category to see what treasures are up for bid and, as expected, this auction has plenty of amazing items that will (hopefully) someday find their way to my shelves. I thought I should expand my horizons a bit this time around and explore the other categories, imagining what I might buy to add to spiff up the man cave a bit. Here’s what I came up with…
I can’t really explain it, but I love old gumball machines. They just have a great look to them, and you can display all sorts of small collectibles inside their glass globes. Hake’s has this lot of four vintage gumball machines that would look great in the cave.
Seriously, every man cave needs one of these–a Batman Batcopter carnival ride car. Now I want to know where the rest of the ride ended up!
Every man cave also needs a good stack of reading material and this lot of Astounding Stories pulps would certainly fit the bill. There are only four covers shown, but there are actually 17 different issues in the lot!
I desperately want an old comic spinner rack in my cave, and this one is a beauty! I would stock this thing with golden age comics or maybe only issues from the month and year I was born.
Let’s not forget the books on the shelves–they’re going to need some support. These Batman and Robin ceramic bookends are surely up to the task!
When the guys come over to play cards, we won’t be playing poker. Nope, in my house, we’re playing this vintage Buck Rogers card game.
When we’re not playing cards, this Disney Ski Jump Target Game will help us to pass the time. I do love vintage target games!
I can’t think of a cooler item to have hanging up in the man cave than this Evel Knievel Snake River Canyon Jump poster. This thing just captures the look and feel of the time period like nothing else–love it!
Talk about capturing a period of time, does it get any better than vintage magic posters? I have wanted a Carter the Great poster forever, but this poster for George the Supreme Master of Magic is pretty “great” in its own right.
Posters are great, but how about some original art?
This original art for the cover of Gunfighter #14 by Johnny Craig is one of the best things in the entire auction. It’s hard to believe this is over 60 years old.
The cave is looking better already! This must be what it’s like being Justin Bieber.