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SPOTLIGHT: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID BERGER

Welcome to the DCCollectors collection spotlight, where we showcase one of your DC-themed collections! Whether it is a fan just starting out with a small collection, to some of the largest collections in the world, there is always something you can learn from looking at other’s collections. You might find a new way to display something, or maybe even see something you did not know existed!

Today’s focus is on the collection of David Berger. David is a diehard Wonder Woman fan with his face in a couple of Wonder Woman comics to prove it! His love for the character knows no bounds and he has amassed quite a collection!

Check out more about David’s collection below!

The Wonder Woman Collection of David Berger

DCCollectors: How did you get into collecting Wonder Woman toys and what was your first Wonder Woman toy/collectible?

David Berger: My obsession with Wonder Woman began when I was around 11 years old with the TV show, and later the cartoon Super Friends, and then the comics. My first collectible were 8×10 photographs of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman that I purchased at a flea market near my house. 

DCCollectors: How many pieces are in your collection? 

David Berger: A rough estimate would have to be between 5,000 to 6,000 pieces. 

DCCollectors: If you could only choose one item to keep, which one would it be and why?

David Berger: That’s a tough question, but I suppose it would be those 8×10 photographs since they were my very first pieces. They hold tremendous emotional weight for me because they were from a live-action superhero, the first I remember seeing on television.  

DCCollectors: Tell me a little bit about that awesome Wonder Woman desk.

David Berger: The red table top for the desk and the blue legs are actually from Ikea. I then purchased the large “W” decal for the desktop, and the white stars for the legs. It’s the one thing in the office that everyone comments on. 

DCCollectors: What is the one Wonder Woman item that you want to add to your collection?

David Berger: A life-size statue of Wonder Woman. I have a 3′ tall one in my front hallway, but a full-size statue would be outstanding. Pun intended. 

DCCollectors: You have quite a few posters and artwork on your walls. Some of it looks like it was commissioned. Any stories behind that?

David Berger: Actually, one of my favorite things is purchasing artwork from artists that I know, and I know many. Strangely enough, I have actually not commissioned any artwork from artists because I would rather have their interpretation of the character. 

DCCollectors: What piece of advice do you have for those just starting their collections?

David Berger: Buy pieces that move you. Depending on the space you have, purchase pieces that connect with you rather than simply buying them just to have them. I only use my home office for my collection, so when I have no more space, I guess I’ll have to stop collecting. Either that, or I will have to move to a bigger house! 

DCCollectors: Do you have an interesting story regarding the collection, such as meeting someone famous while shopping for your toys, or a super deal you got on something?

David Berger: Well, I actually own the comics where an artist put my likeness. I became friendly with Yanick Paquette, an artist who worked on Wonder Woman back in the 90s, and he put my face in a museum portrait on one page of Wonder Woman #148. About five years ago, he approached me again and asked if he could include me as another side character in the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel. So, I appear as a bartender on one page actually serving a drink to Wonder Woman. 

If you would like to share your collection with DCCollectors’ readers, please visit the Contact Us page, and drop me a line! I would love to feature your DC toy collection here at DCCollectors.com!

Ashley Wilbanks
Owner and Managing Editor of DCCollectors.com and OuterRimNews.com. He loves comics, comic collectibles, movies, video games, and NFL Football.

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