Super Friends Superman “running” pencil sharpener (1980)

Here’s another collectible about the 1970s/1980s Super Friends cartoon series. This is another version of the Super Friends Superman pencil sharpener produced in 1980. It’s exactly like the one I posted previously, except the design is of Superman running against a yellow background toward us. As it was with the other sharpener, the art is also by the legendary artist Neal Adams.

Superman pillow (handmade) (C. 1994)

Back in the early 1990s, my Aunt Betty had been very involved in sewing. You name it, she made it… anything from dolls, to quilts, and dresses. She knew that I was a fan of Superman since I was a child and that I grew into a collector as well.

One Christmas, she gave me a gift that I didn’t expect… a Superman pillow made from a fabric that was sold at the time. The front side features…

Enesco Superman vinyl placemat (1987)

In 1987, Enesco Imports Corporation was granted a license by DC Comics to produce superhero merchandise. This is a Superman vinyl placemat which is approximately twenty-two inches wide and eight-and-a-half inches high featuring the artwork of Jose Garcia Lopez against an array of symmetrical yellow zig-zag patterns and three ’S’ symbols. The then only three year old revised Superman title logo (with a rounded ‘U’) is in a prominent position at the top of the placemat.

Innovative Designs Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman portfolio folder (2016)

During the onslaught of merchandise for the 2016 Warner Bros. motion picture Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there were a decent share of back-to-school items. This is a Superman portfolio folder produced by Innovative Designs, LLC. The cover features the teaser image of Henry Cavill as Superman with tear areas in the shape of a Batman logo over his eyes. On the back is artwork of…