Improving My Joker Memorabilia (Not Yet Complete)
I recently returned from a vacation/business trip to San Francisco and no trip to San Francisco is complete, I’ve realized, without a trip to Antiquities. Antiquities is the movie memorabilia mecca of Central California.
Located right on Pier 39, Antiquities contains one of the most compelling collections of autographed movie memorabilia including custom framed posters and production photos, 8×10 prints, and sometimes actual movie props; all include certificates of authenticity. The last time I was there (a little over a year ago)I had bought a full-sized 11×17 poster in a custom frame and hand-signed by the late Heath Ledger.
I won’t reveal how much I paid, but I negotiated down from what they wanted and I treat it as an investment more than anything else right now. I also had gotten an autographed production photo last year at WonderCon of Jack Nicholson. Circling back to my most recent visit to Antiquities about a week ago, I found an 8×10 production photo of Cesar Romero. Romero (Cuban-American like myself) was before my time, he passed away in 2004 at the age of 86 and was the Joker on the original Batman television series of the 1960’s.
Now there’s only one Joker that I’m missing from my collection and it’s one that has never been put on screen (not really.) I need Luke Skywalker’s signature. Huh? Mark Hamill (best known as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films) was also the voice of the Joker in the Batman animated series of the 1990’s and was also the voice of the Joker in the recent Batman Arkham series.
So far I haven’t been able to find anything online of production cells or gaming collection boxes with his autograph on it. If anyone can point me in the right direction of finding a production cell or collectors box of the game with his signature, please let me know. This will complete my collection of Jokers (that matter) over the last 50 years!!