Way back in April I wrote of the difficulties of collecting and saving food, and recounted having got a chocolate "Lois and Clark" trading card at the San Diego comic con back when the show was on, probably around 1993. On the way back to Los Angeles I decided to eat it rather than try to preserve it in my refrigerator for years to come.
Just recently I heard from Matt Wright of Indiana who wrote:
I have the Lois & Clark Chocolate Card. I've kept it in a freezer for the past 12-14 years. I've been an avid collector of all things Superman for quite awhile. I really have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Is it rare to have one still intact? You're the first person I've come across that even knows what I'm talking about.
Matt was kind enough to take
and send these two pictures of the bar today, and the box it came in. I have no idea how valuable the bar is, but I would say it's rare to still have one, and I think it makes a great odd piece for any Superman collection. You can see that chocolate doesn't hold up all that well over the years and takes on a powdery or waxy look in spots. Thanks for sharing Matt!
Googling around, I found this story about a 100 year old chocolate bar left on the ice by Captain Robert Scott Antarctic Expedition that sold at auction for $686 a few years back. I picture a bidding war between a chocolate collector and an Antarctic Explorer Geek.