Be a part of the Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of October 22-24, 2021 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. Hake’s Auctions brings a unique experience for Baltimore Comic-Con attendees. Tickets are now available!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a groundbreaking achievement of interconnected films crafted by numerous architects and starring many of Marvel’s most powerful heroes and game-changing villains. The first three phases of movies, known as the Infinity Saga, unfolded over 11 years, with each individual entry providing a puzzle piece for the larger picture that would come to pass in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
While a new phase of movies has begun, Marvel devotees and collectors of high-end props and costumes have been clamoring for the opportunity to own a piece from the Infinity Saga. Those collectors vying for that material will have the chance to bid on, not just a prop, but one of the most significant props from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In their November 2-3 online-only auction (now open for bidding), Hake’s Auctions will be offering Captain America’s Avengers: Endgame screen-used shield hero prop that was wielded by Chris Evans.
The shield Hake’s is offering was constructed by Marvel Studios prop master Russell Bobbitt. It is 24 inches in diameter, approximately 3 inches deep, and is constructed of high-density foam, with a spun- aluminum exterior and hand-crafted leather arm and hand straps on the interior. Between 30 and 40 shields were produced for Endgame. The example being auctioned by Hake’s was used for close-up shots in Evans’ hand, as it shows the most detail, and its spun-aluminum surface exhibits a mesmerizing metallic sheen. The other prop shields made for Endgame were used in long shots and action sequences, lasting one or two scenes before sustaining damage from use associated with stunt work. This shield was handled with care on-set so it could be utilized in multiple scenes, making this shield’s near-pristine condition even more remarkable.
The shield was gifted to youth empowerment nonprofit Sand Sisters Los Angeles Inc., by Marvel Studios’ Executive Vice President Victoria Alonso. It was offered in February 2020 in a raffle hosted by Sand Sisters (now known as Girl Powerful) and generated $155,801. This very same shield is now being offered by Hake’s Auctions.
It has been authenticated by Marvel Studios prop master Russell Bobbitt and comes with custom crafted plaque, as well as an LOA, both signed by Bobbitt.
“The Captain America shield has four very important factors going for it. First, it’s a hero prop that was used by Chris Evans during filming. Second, since it was used for closeups, the shield has more eye appeal than the less detailed versions used for stunts. Third, it comes from Endgame, the pinnacle of the first 22 movies in the MCU. And, finally, the provenance is ironclad,” Hake’s President Alex Winter said. “This is an extraordinary prop that will become the centerpiece of someone’s high-end memorabilia collection.”
Seventy years after Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced Captain America in 1941, Evans assumed the mantle of the patriotic hero in Captain America: The First Avenger. As in the comics, Captain America leads the Avengers, pushing his team to defeat the most formidable villains no matter the insurmountable odds.
His bravery and determination were driving forces in Endgame, such as the moment when the battered hero cinched the shield to his arm, girding himself to face Thanos and his entire army. Through Hake’s Auctions, a collector can own a piece of film and comic history in this Captain America screen-used shield – a true “hero prop.”
In a rare opportunity, fans will have a chance to view this amazing collectible in-person by visiting Hake’s Auctions at the Baltimore Comic-Con, Booth 3001, on October 22nd- 24th, 2021. Convention attendees can get their photos taken both with the iconic shield and with professional Captain America cosplayer Knightmage! Sporting three different classic looks across three days, Knightmage will bring the Captain America legend to life at the Hake’s Booth!
By visiting Booth 3001, everyone will have the chance to win fun Captain America collectibles, as well as pick up a free custom designed Captain America shield button!
This premiere auction is spread across two days and includes a wide array of comic books, sports cards, action figures, and much more. Don’t miss this exciting event! The auction is open for bidding and auction lots will close across November 2 and 3, 2021.
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