Marx Super Hero Express Train

Welcome back to another Fabulous Finds (# 5)!  This week I’m featuring one of my all time, personal, favorite, fabulous finds, The 1967 or 1968 Marx Marvel Super Hero Express Train.  I’ve heard that this is considered the Holy Grail of Marvel Collectibles.  According to the 2007 Marvel Silver Age Collectibles book by J. Ballman, it can easily sell for 3,000 to 4,000 dollars in nice condition.  Here’s what it looks like:

Unfortunately, mine isn’t in as excellent condition.  In fact, mine is missing the last car, but I only paid 15 dollars for mine!  So all in all, I’ve got a pretty cool, rare collectible at a fraction of the cost.  Here’s mine:

Marx Super Hero Express Train

 

If anyone happens to have the last car, I would definitely be interested in talking to you about purchasing it from you!  😉

I have never seen another one of these for sale, and until I purchased Ballman’s book, I didn’t even know my train was missing a car, but you know what?  I don’t even care!  I’ve had my train on a shelf in front of my Marvel Masterwork books for years and years and I still love it!

My Fabulous Finds was short, but sweet, this week!  Hope you enjoyed!

About Greg Turner

Greg Turner (@gregturner16) is Back to the Past’s archivist and an auctioneer. He writes the columns “Fabulous Finds” and “Retro Reviews” on alternating weeks for the website and spins classic 45′s each week for Vinyl Tuesdays.

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