1999 Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration cancelled stamp and envelope (1999)

I’m having a really difficult time knowing that it’s been two decades since I acquired this great Superman collectible. This is an printed envelope that was available at the 1999 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. It features the artwork used to promote that year’s celebration with…

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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.”