Ultimate Captain America Collectibles Guide

Ultimate Captain America Collectibles Guide

Overview
Make Mine Marvel Trading CardCaptain America was created in 1941 by legendary comic artists Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Published by Timely Comics, the brand would eventually become Marvel. An American supersoldier premiering at the height of World War II tensions was an instant hit and has been in constant publication since 1964. Any hero with that type of longevity and popularity is going to spawn many different items. This article serves as an overall guide for new collectors to track down key Captain America collectibles, including comics, action figures, statues, and trading cards inspired by The Captain.

Steve Rogers, a meek young man, is the test subject of an experimental new drug created by the United States government to aid in the war effort. The special serum enhances Rogers’ strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and recovery to the peak of human possibility. Nearing the end of the war, Rogers is frozen in ice and remains in suspended animation until being brought back to consciousness in modern times. The conflicts that arise from having 40s-era sensibilities in a modern world are part of what makes Captain America such a beloved character and one that has endured long after the lure of patriotic archetypes has diminished.

Captain America has appeared in many comic books throughout the Marvel Universe and has been the subject of films dating back to 1944. His association with The Avengers has kept him at the forefront of Marvel comics since the 1960s and he is a critical component to the company’s massively successful film universe. Use the tabs above for a breakdown of the most important collectibles to have in your Captain America collection.

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Captain America Original Artwork Ink Sketch By Jae Lee Signed Avengers jim stan
$299.00

SDCC Captain America 75th Anniversary Bronze Statue 264 750 Signed Stan Lee
$775.00

Solar Energy Auto-Darkening Arc Welding Helmet Filter Shield Weld Goggle Mask
$42.10

Stan Lee Signed Captain America 10x15 Chrome Photo PSA DNA Cert # X05357
$189.99

Stan Lee signed Captain America Marvel Acoustic Guitar PSA DNA Cert # X72456
$349.95

Stan Lee signed Marvel Select Captain America Figure PSA DNA #X72442
$249.99

Captain America Avenger Oil Painting Marvel Comics Hand-Painted Signed on Canvas
$110.49

Captain America Winter Soldier CHRIS EVANS Signed Autographed Mask COA! PROOF
$350.00

SIGNED SKETCHED By R BOWEN CAPTAIN AMERICA 60th ANNIVERSARY STATUE AVENGERS Bust
$348.00

Peter Fonda Signed Easy Rider Captain America Helmet
$2,999.00

Captain America #25 (2007 Marvel) Wizard Variant Signed CivilWar Death 9.0 VF NM
$40.00

Emily VanCamp Signed Autographed Funko Pop Doll Captain America Agent 13 865941
$127.49

2016 JEREMY RENNER CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR SIGNS OF THE TIMES AUTOGRAPH (NM-M)
$50.00

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SIGNED JOE SIMON #35 132 DF COA
$219.99

LEGO SDCC COMIC CON 2015 EXCLUSIVE CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON SIGNED BY STAN LEE
$499.98

MARVEL MICHAEL TURNER IRON MAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA PRINT SIGNED PETER STEIGERWALD
$120.00
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Comics
There have been several titles to feature Captain America over the decades. The list below offers a brief rundown of the comics for which he is a primary or titular character. It does not include cameos, crossovers or team-up books such as The Avengers, for which he appears in many issues. Captain America collectors should pay close attention to the many volumes of eponymous books on the market and the sometimes-confusing numbering sequences therein.

Captain America Comics

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Captain America: 1941-1954

The original and, obviously, most valuable of Captain America comics ran from 1941-1950. These releases, by Timely Comics, are typically very expensive, even in questionable quality, so completing this collection will be tough. The final two issues — #74 and #75 — are entitled Captain America’s Weird Tales but belong in this sequence of books. In 1954, three issues were released which continue the numbering sequence of the original series, meaning there are 78 total issues to hunt down in this volume.

Timely Comics Captain America 1

Tales of Suspense: 1964-1968

While the Tales of Suspense anthology featured many characters over the course of its 99-issue run, issues #59 to #99 center around Captain America and Iron Man who appeared in their own stories for each issue. Because this comic had been around for some time prior to Captain America’s inclusion, collectors can easily eliminate over half the books from their search if they are only interested in The Captain. Issues from the series can run several hundred dollars but rarely command premium prices since these are neither debut issues or self-titled books.

Captain American Tales of Suspense Comic #70

Captain America 1968-Present

Following the conclusion of Tales of Suspense, Captain America was given his own title again but the numbering of this new series picked up where Tales of Suspense left off at #100. Marvel has a long history of seemingly arbitrary sequencing, including these issues. Where it would have made sense to start at #1 or at #79, continuing the sequence from the 1954 series of the same name, Marvel opted to continue the numbering from a series that Captain America didn’t appear in until well into the second half of its run. Then, in 1996, this volume ended and was replaced with Captain America, Volume 2 issues #1-13. Volume 3 began in 1998 with 50 issues released followed by Volume 4 (#1-#32) in 2002, and Volume 5 (#1-#50) in 2005.

Now, to muddy the waters for collectors after the fact, the next set of releases goes back to Volume 1 (#600-#619) in 2009. Did you get all of that? Volume 6 and 7 were released in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with both starting on issue #1. Since 2015, Captain America books have been released without volume designations, including All New Captain America, Captain America and the Mighty Avengers, Captain America: Sam Wilson, and 2016’s Captain America: Steve Rogers. Regardless of the convoluted numbering scheme, there are some valuable issues tucked away on this title at varying price points.

Marvel Captain America 100

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MARVEL KNIGHTS BLACK PANTHER 12 (NM-) CAPTAIN AMERICA *
$5.00

CAPTAIN AMERICA: HEROES REBORN #1 SET VF-NM
$6.50

CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 YOON 1:50 VARIANT (9.6) MARVEL
$17.49

Captain America #45 Variant Edition
$5.99

Captain America #41 Variant Edition
$5.99

Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Heroes Vol 2 HC Captain America
$51.69

Ms Captain America Avenger Marvel comics cosplay 11x17 signed print Dan DeMille
$20.00

Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Captain America Vol 5 HC
$47.72

Marvel CIVIL WAR #1 1st print NM M Avengers 2 movie Iron Man Captain America
$34.95

Avengers Annual #1 Marvel 1967 Masters of Evil Captain America Thor Iron Man
$29.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #7 Classic 1:15 Incentive Variant Edition Cover
$8.00

Marvel Captain America: White # 1-5 PLUS #1 Skottie Young Variant COMPLETE SET
$13.00

Nick Fury Agent of Shield #44 - Captain America - Very Fine Near Mint
$6.00

Avengers Invaders Captain America Complete Comics Series 1 12 Lot Spider Man
$49.99

SDCC 2016 Marvel Exclusive Custom Edition 1 Captain America Comic
$14.99

Marvel Civil War Comic Book #1a 2006 1st Print Captain America Iron Man NM HOT
$29.99
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Trading Cards
Captain America is one of the rare Marvel characters to be the central focus of trading card sets, although that distinction is growing with the broadening Marvel Cinematic Universe. This guide compiles the releases specifically branded as Captain America sets but die-hard fans will be able to hunt down cards from Marvel sets, including 1966 Donruss Marvel Superheroes, 1991 Impel Marvel Superheroes, 1992 Skybox Marvel Masterpieces. He is also featured predominantly in several sets based on Avengers comics and movies, with many of these sets including sketch cards, autographs, and relics.

Captain America Trading Cards

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1990 Comic Images Captain America

Released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the character’s debut, this 45-card set compiles artwork and comic covers from some of the most iconic moments in Captain America’s history. This set is very similar in design to other Comic Images sets of the time, particularly the McFarlane Spider-Man sets. Complete sets and the occasional unopened box can be found through online auctions at a reasonable price point.

1990 Comic Images Captain America

Upper Deck Captain America Cards

Upper Deck has released a few sets based on the Captain America film franchise. The first Upper Deck option was the 2011 Captain America First Avenger product that set itself apart by including insignia patch cards. That set was followed by 2014 Captain America Winter Soldier and 2016 Captain America Civil War. Each set has several chase inserts as well as autograph cards from actors in the films, relic cards, parallels, and original sketch cards. Upper Deck also includes Captain America in their Avengers sets.

2014 Upper Deck Captain America The Winter Soldier Fatigues

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2014 Captain America Winter Soldier costume card F7 Falcon
$6.00

Avengers CAPTAIN AMERICA ORIGINAL 1-OF-A-KIND SKETCH ART CARDS by RAK
$11.99

2017 Marvel Premier Captain America Free Isabelo 5x7 Topper Sketch Card 1
$90.00

2016 Marvel Captain America 75th Anniversary 1 1 Sketch Card John Sloboda EXTREM
$80.00

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Legendary Cards - Captain America Secret Avenger 14 Cards
$7.14

CAPTAIN AMERICA AVENGER COSTUME M7 DR. ZOLA
$9.95

Quidd Marvel Cuffed Card #811 1000 Captain America
$5.99

ᴕ 1998: Marvel Creators Collection: Captain America Sketch by Emir Ribeiro
$109.99

Custom Made Captain America Trading Card Binder Graphics Only
$14.95

Custom Made Captain America First Avenger Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

Custom Made Captain America First Avenger Trading Card Album Binder
$21.95

A CAPTAIN AMERICA COMIC BOOK TRADING CARD IN A PLASTIC SLEEVE ( MINT )
$14.52

2016 Upper Deck Captain America Civil War Marvel Base #42 Red SP 015 100
$5.00

Captain America Winter Soldier Badges B-6 Star Patch Card Free Ship Rare
$39.89

Custom Made Captain America The Winter Soldier Binder Graphics Only
$14.95

2016 Captain America: Civil War SEAM "Relic Costume Card" #BB-TS CASE FRESH!!
$9.95
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Figures

Captain America Figures

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Action Figures

Like many heroes from both DC and Marvel, the first Captain America action figure came from Mego in the 1970s. These figures, with their various packages, costume details, and figure molds, have become quite popular. What they lack in modern day design aesthetic, they make up for with collectibility. Mego released a 12” and 8” version and, when in box, these figures can sell for several hundred dollars.

ToyBiz was a longtime manufacturer of Marvel action figures and released quite a few Captain America toys under their various product lines. One line — Marvel Superheroes — was packaged in a suspiciously similar way to the populr Kenner Super Powers line of DC characters. Hasbro has released several 6” action figures in the Captain’s likeness, including a line for the 2016 Civil War series. Because of their more recent releases, these figures are much easier to track down at a fair price and make for a great starting point to any Captain America action figure collection.

Captain America Action Figure

Statues

In addition to their collectability, Captain America statues are also beautiful art pieces and ideally suited for display. While many companies produce statues and busts of varying degrees of quality, there are a few notable standouts. Sideshow has released several detailed, limited edition statues for the character in both posed form and diorama. Some of these figures, by nature of their extreme limited availability, can sell for well over $1,000. At a slightly lower price point, Bowen Designs produces some gorgeous pieces and, at an even lower price point, Kotobukiya continues to be an affordable entry point into the world of statue collecting.

Sideshow Captain America Statue

Funko

There are several different Captain America Funko figures crossing into virtually every product line they release. Alongside the standard Pop! figure are figures released to commemorate all the Captain America movies as well as the Avengers films. He is also included in their line of Mystery Minis, Wacky Wobblers, and Mini Bobbleheads. Retired figures and retail exclusives from the Funko line regularly see huge values compared to their retail pricing, so collectors should not discount these figures as being cheap toys but, rather, an affordable gateway into a massively popular collectors market.

Funko Captain America Civil War Pop 125 Captain America

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THE AVENGERS "CAPTAIN AMERICA" POSABLE ACTION FIGURE MARVEL COMICS
$17.99

Marvel Super Hero Mashers - Captain America Action Figure
$19.99

Japan Figure Doll BANDAI S.H.Figuarts Captain America The Avengers Age of Ultron
$226.92

Kotobukiya Marvel Comics Captain America Now! Artfx+ Statue
$49.47

Hot Toys - Black Widow - Captain America Winter Soldier- Avengers Figure MMS239
$250.00

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America 6-Inch Figure Marvel
$61.22

Hot Toys Captain America The Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes MMS241 1:6 Scale Figure
$384.98

Funko Pop! CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN HAWKEYE SPIDER-MAN 4-Pack of Vinyl Figures
$17.49

Vintage 8" Mego Corp Captain America Action Figure
$20.00

Funko POP Marvel CAPTAIN AMERICA 41 The Winter Soldier New + Pop Protector
$40.49

Funko Pop Captain America And She Hulk
$45.00

Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Captain America Figure
$16.67

S.H.Figuarts Captain America Civil War about 150mm action figure Marvel
$81.50

Funko Pop! Marvel: WWII Captain America #219 ECCC 2017 Exclusive
$80.00

FUNKO POP! Captain America Civil War IRON MAN (Unmasked) Exclusive #136
$20.50

SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE RED SKULL CAPTAIN AMERICA LEGENDARY Scale Bust STATUE FIGURE
$599.99
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