Action Racing Collectibles NHRA Warren Johnson Pro Stock 1/64th scale car (1999)

In the late 1990s, DC Comics sponsored cars in both NASCAR and NHRA. This is a 1/64th scale replica of the Pro Stock car driven by Warren Johnson. Released in 1999 by Action Racing Collectibles, the vehicle also came with a Warren Johnson Superman trading card.

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Superman: Peace on Earth graphic novel (1999) – signed by Alex Ross

This is a large format 64-page graphic novel called Superman: Peace on Earth. Published in 1999 by DC Comics, the story was written by Paul Dini and Alex Ross and was a breath of fresh air at the time. It tackles the tough issue of Superman deciding to use his powers to help defeat world hunger and poverty but ends up learning a lesson at the end.

This book was masterfully illustrated by renowned artist…

Superman baseball (1999)

Here in a protective case is an officially licensed Superman baseball from 1999. It is two-toned (red and blue) with an ’S’ symbol on the blue side and a Superman logo font on the red side.

What’s interesting to me is that, although officially licensed, there is no indication on the ball as to its manufacturer aside from the notation “TM & © 1999 DC COMICS.”

Jack in the Box Phone Booth Change Superman toy (1999)

In 1999, during the on-going promotion for Superman: The Animated Series, Jack in the Box released a set of toys related to the show. This is a Phone Booth Change Superman toy in which Clark Kent changes into Superman.

The doors of this phone booth can open and has a rotating inner panel. On one side of the panel is a molded Clark Kent figure (not removable) holding his suit jacket as if about ready to remove it. When a switch is pushed at the top of the “booth”…