Among my travels in 2018, I journeyed to the western border of the state of Missouri to visit a small ice cream shop in a town named Carterville. Why there? Well, the name of the shop is Supertam on 66, which features a wondrous display of Superman memorabilia! Its owner, Larry Tamminen, is a huge Superman fan and collector in his own right and was a pleasure to meet. I brought him a Superman collectible as a gift and he graciously gave me one in return.
This is a Comic Book Champions pewter Superman sculpture that was produced in 1996. It features a fantastic sculpture of Superman lifted directly from the cover art of Superman #1 in 1939. Behind the figurine is a small framed card featuring the cover art itself along with its details on the back of the card. This pewter sculpture was part of the DC Comics Premier Series. Comic Book Champions is a trademark of Racing Champions, Inc.
Thank you Mr. Tamminen!