A Captain America Hero Costume that was used in “Captain America: The First Avenger” was auctioned for $228,000 over the weekend after being projected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000. Other Marvel memorabilia included the “Iron Man 2″ Mark II suit, which fetched $132,000.
The Profiles in History auction took place at the Chicago Entertainment and Comic Expo and grossed $1.1 million from the sales of 217 memorabilia lots. Over 200 people attended the auction.
To put the Captain America suit’s colossal auction price in perspective, consider the results of other high-profile memorabilia auctions: