When the "Chromium" card craze struck back in the 1990s, it was a wide range hit with collectors. Major brands across the USA jumped on board, including both sports and non-sports producers. Presented is a vast personal collection from an executive at the company that provided the chrome touch to countless products. The results were legendary throughout several hobbies, with major players Topps and Fleer/SkyBox getting in the act. The bulk of this vast hoard takes the form of an estimated (18,000+) mostly non-sport premium trading cards, with sets and singles featuring characters such as Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Vampirella, Gen 13, Shi, the Phantom, the Crow, Bone, Xena, Witchblade, Lady Death, Outland, X-Men, Conan, Evil Ernie, Moebius, Elvira, Rocky Horror, Cyber Force and "artist's series" from the likes of Boris, Olivia, Frazetta and the Hildebrandts. Brands such as DC, Marvel, Topps, Image, Valiant, Wizard, Bench Warmers, Budweiser, Coors, Molson, SkyBox and others come into play with the balance of this big bundle, in the form of prototypes, promos, promotional presentation materials, samples, uncut blocks/sheets of cards, comic books, posters, framed displays and advertisements, with these items numbering dozens in total. Generally these items present in pristine condition, with just a few of the larger pieces showing scant traces of wear, while the trading cards average (NM-MT to GEM MINT). Fans of comic book super-heroes and "Bad Girl" types in particular, will be very pleased by the significant number of related items present throughout and there's even a few baubles to delight the sports fans, with some advertising pieces, Football's Finest promos with Dan Marino, Topps Finest hockey cards with Brett Hull and Ray Bourque, a couple of Rollie Fingers framed displays, assorted baseball items and more.
Due to considerable weight and size, this lot will incur a significant shipping fee.