Back to the Past Collectibles

(313) 533-3130 Platinum member since Oct 27, 2021 - 32 years in business

About Back to the Past Collectibles

Back to the Past Collectibles is a leader for finding and selling vintage pop culture treasures in the U.S.!

Transport yourself back in time to eras gone by…you’ll discover all sorts of vintage treasures flowing through our 12,000 sq. ft. nostalgia machine, from classic movie monsters, prized timeless comics, and the coolest retro toys to coins, vinyl records, advertising paper and so much more.

We buy and consign collectibles of all sorts. If you’re looking to make some cash or do some trading with your comic books, vintage toys, action figures and figurines, vinyl records, magazines or just about any pop culture memorabilia, we’ll offer you top dollar. If it’s a larger collection, we’ll work with you to bring the items into our live auction schedule for maximum exposure to our entire fan base.

Service areas

Based out of Wixom, MI


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Online Auctions
  • Off-site Sales
  • Live Auctions
  • Clean-out Services

Over 400 lots worth of vintage comic books and toys! Most of the toys date from the early 80s up into the mid 90s, with the bulk of the collecting riding the line between those decades. There are also some more modern DC Direct figures mixed in as we...

50420 Dennis Ct Wixom, MI 48393
Bidding ends Sat. Aug 27 at 6:00PM EDT

It’s time for the Back to the Past Summer Sale! We will be opening up our warehouse to the public on August 19th and 20th for a weekend of collectibles, nostalgia, fun, and tasty treats to beat the summer heat! We will be showcasing and selling s...

50420 Dennis Ct Wixom, MI 48393
Sale starts Fri. Aug 19, 2022 at 10:30 AM EDT
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

Join us for over 500 lots worth of collectible goodies for the discerning adult collector! These include high end dolls, 1:48 scale airplanes, 1:24 scale cars, collectible pocket knives and pocket watches, and more! Many items are from the fine colle...

Bidding ended Sat. Aug 13 at 6:00PM EDT

Back to the Past rides again with over 400 more lots worth of vintage toy guns! That includes cap guns, BB guns, dart guns, pellet guns, basically everything but NERF blasters and super soakers. Manufacturers represented in this session include Dais...

Bidding ended Sat. Aug 6 at 6:00PM EDT

Howdy Pardner! Back to the Past is here to help you fill your hand with a gorgeous selection of vintage cap and BB guns, plus some other cowboy accessories! It includes toy and pellet guns of every style from manufactures like Daisy, Kilgore, Nichol...

Bidding ended Fri. Aug 5 at 6:00PM EDT

Have you been digging the Retro Video Games popping up in our auctions lately? Well then, you're gonna LOVE this session! It features games, consoles, handhelds, and accessories from the second though seventh generations of home gaming. Intellivisio...

Bidding ended Sat. Jul 30 at 6:00PM EDT

It's summer blockbuster season and we've got a BIG session for ya! We've got over 450 lots worth of comic books (runs, sets, keys, and CGC grades) and toys (from loose Kenner Star Wars figures to Mint-In-Box Marvel stuff) coming to auction in this su...

Bidding ended Sat. Jul 23 at 6:00PM EDT

Sick of the summer heat and ready for wintry thoughts? Need an injection of holly jolly good cheer? This auction is just the ticket! Just under 100 lots worth of Christmas Village display pieces from Department 56 and Hawthorne Village (not to mentio...

Bidding ended Fri. Jul 22 at 6:00PM EDT

This 300 lot session captures the magic of childhood summer days with a great selection of collectible treasures! That includes Silver to Modern comic books, various Baseball and other sports cards/collectibles, sealed model kits, action figures bas...

Bidding ended Sat. Jul 16 at 6:00PM EDT

Looking for more toys from the 80s & 90s? We're your huckleberry. This session includes 300 lots of collectible goodies, 100 lots of which are toys. The rest are comic books, mostly runs and sets with key/semi-key books mixed in, dating from the 70s ...

Bidding ended Sat. Jul 9 at 6:00PM EDT

Did you see the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi? We're celebrating with this auction of 70s and 80s nostalgia! Fifty lots of this session are vintage Star Wars toys including figures, vehicles, and playsets. Fifty more are toys from Transformers, Duk...

Bidding ended Sat. Jul 2 at 6:00PM EDT

Do you like comic cons? Do you like auctions? Do you like getting the best collectible goodies of comic con at an auction? Then this one's for you! This session includes nearly 350 lots worth of Silver to Modern Age Comic Books, signed comics and m...

Bidding ended Sat. Jun 25 at 6:00PM EDT

300 lots of collectible greatness, with half of it being G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toys! The other half is a mix of retro video games, 90s comic books, and other awesome vintage toys. G.I. Joe highlights include the Terror Drome and USS Flagg p...

Bidding ended Sat. Jun 18 at 6:00PM EDT

This online-only session boasts 300 lots of vintage goodness from the last two decades of the 20th century. In this corner, hailing from Providence, RI, we've got figures, vehicles,. comics, and playsets from the latter half of the G.I. Joe: A Real ...

Bidding ended Sat. Jun 11 at 6:00PM EDT

Relive the simple pleasures of days gone by with 300+ lots of toys from the 80s & 90s alongside comics from the 70s to today! Toy highlights include a Super Powers Collection Batmobile, Go-Bots Command Center, Masters of the Universe Snake Mountain ...

Bidding ended Sat. Jun 4 at 6:00PM EDT

Are you ready for a good time? This session is made up of comics from the 50s to today (including pre-code Horror comics, Silver Age Iron Man & Captain America, Bronze Age series runs, and more) alongside Men's Mags like Escapade and Penthouse, fan m...

Bidding ended Sat. May 28 at 6:00PM EDT

THE EVENT OF THE SEASON IS HERE! Fantastic single-owner collection spanning a lifetime of collecting from the early 1960s through the 1980s. A veritable time capsule including hundreds of high-grade comics, slabbed and raw alike, from the late Golden...

Bidding ended Sat. May 21 at 6:00PM EDT
Sale ended Sat. May 21, 2022 at 9:00 PM EDT

THE EVENT OF THE SEASON IS HERE! Fantastic single-owner collection spanning a lifetime of collecting from the early 1960s through the 1980s. A veritable time capsule including hundreds of high-grade comics, slabbed and raw alike, from the late Golden...

Bidding ended Fri. May 20 at 6:00PM EDT

THE EVENT OF THE SEASON IS HERE! Fantastic single-owner collection spanning a lifetime of collecting from the early 1960s through the 1980s. A veritable time capsule including hundreds of high-grade comics, slabbed and raw alike, from the late Golden...

Bidding ended Thu. May 19 at 6:00PM EDT

Can't make it to Motor City Comic Con? Back to the Past will be streaming LIVE from the event all three days! Join us on Popshop Live, either in-app or on your browser.

Bidding ended Sun. May 15 at 5:00PM EDT

We open up May with a fresh session of Bronze to Modern Age comics, heavier on the Bronze than the Modern this time around. This session includes super key issues like Giant-Size X-Men #1, Amazing Spider-Man #300, Savage She-Hulk #1, New Teen Tit...

Bidding ended Sat. May 7 at 6:00PM EDT

We close out April with one last deluge of comic books! Part two is just over 500 lots worth of Bronze to Modern comics including key issues, complete sets, and grab bags from across the spectrum of comic book publishing. This session features comi...

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 30 at 6:00PM EDT

A collection of gorgeous, high grade coins and currency recently came through our doors. We donned our white gloves, got them photographed and cataloged, and now they're available for you to purchase on eBay!

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 30 at 5:00PM EDT

A collection of gorgeous, high grade Kenner Star Wars figures recently came through our doors. We donned our white gloves, got them photographed and cataloged, and now they're available for you to purchase on eBay!

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 30 at 5:00PM EDT

We storm into the end of April with not one but two timed sessions! Part one is 400 lots worth of Bronze to Modern comics including key issues, complete sets, and grab bags from across the spectrum of comic book publishing. This session features com...

Bidding ended Fri. Apr 29 at 6:00PM EDT

Join us on Popshop Live for three fabulous sessions of Vintage Pokemon Cards and other goodies! This collection includes single cards, unopened booster packs, unopened starter decks, Burger King's iconic Gold Plated Pokemon cards, and more - it's sur...

Bidding ended Thu. Apr 28 at 5:15PM EDT

The comic book downpour takes a lil time off to make way for these collections! It includes vintage toys, modern toys, movie posters ranging from indies to blockbusters, and more home media (VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray) than you can shake a stick at. Movi...

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 23 at 6:00PM EDT

Autobots, Transform and Roll Out! This 500 lot session features tons (not literally, but close) of great comics from the 70s to today. Of special note are a whole bunch of classic Marvel Transformers issues, including the original "mini-series" and t...

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 16 at 6:00PM EDT

April showers continue with another downpour of comic book back issues! 550 more lots of comic books will cross our auction block in this session, featuring single key issues, runs, complete series sets, et al! For local bidders, lots may be picked ...

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 9 at 6:00PM EDT

This one is for the comic fans: 600 lots! All comic books! What more needs to be said? How about "Includes Marvel, DC, and a variety of Small Press titles" and "includes runs, complete series sets, and key issues". Some highlights include: A complet...

Bidding ended Sat. Apr 2 at 6:00PM EDT

The stars are out tonight! This session features 130 lots worth of celebrity autographs from the world of entertainment, predominantly movies but some TV stars and musicians snuck in to the party too. These autographs come on fan club items, press k...

Bidding ended Sat. Mar 26 at 6:00PM EDT

450 lots worth of...well, just about everything. This potpourri of collectible goodies includes Pewter figurines, books, vinyl banks, die-cast cars, electron tubes, G.I. Joes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, scientific and military pu...

Bidding ended Sat. Mar 19 at 6:00PM EDT

Over 350 lots worth of collectible goodness in this session! It includes comic books from the 1960s to today, toys including die-cast cars & Batman figures, and reprints of classic novels featuring Tarzan, The Shadow, Doc Savage, Black Bat, and more!...

Bidding ended Sat. Mar 12 at 6:00PM EDT

This session shines a spotlight on mega-star superheroes Batman (whose newest flick opens 3/4) and Shang-Chi! On the Dark Knight's side of things, we've got selections and runs of comics that inspired the new movie like Strange Apparitions, Year Two,...

Bidding ended Sat. Mar 5 at 6:00PM EDT

Smile and wave as 200 lots worth of automobile collectibles and political ephemera pass you on the auction block! Featuring: Toy cars including multiple sizes of die-cast cars, model kits,Tonka trucks, and more! Automobile paper and ephemera like m...

Bidding ended Wed. Mar 2 at 6:00PM EDT

Join us for our regular Popshop Live! Broadcast, featuring Funko Pop! Vinyl figures, Critical Role Merchandise, trading pins, and much more! The festivities begin at 2:30 PM on 3/1/22, but select items are available for sale seven days a week!

Bidding ended Tue. Mar 1 at 4:30PM EDT

This 300 lot auction session features Golden Age to Modern comic books (including key issues as well as runs & sets) alongside modern collectible toys! Comic highlights include Joker #1, Wolverine #1, Star Wars #1, Spider-Man #1 (Gold Variant), Ja...

Bidding ended Sat. Feb 26 at 6:00PM EDT

Gas up your landspeeder and get ready to cruise the main Mos Eisley drag with your pals at Back to the Past! This 200 lot Wednesday session features a wide variety of die-cast vehicles alongside vintage comics, primarily from the 1970s. For local bi...

Bidding ended Wed. Feb 23 at 6:00PM EDT

Dive into history with 300 lots worth of fantastic estate finds, including paper ephemera! This session includes a wide variety of interesting items, from the vintage to the antique. This includes a 1996 Olympic jacket, glass photo negatives, vintag...

Bidding ended Sat. Feb 19 at 6:00PM EDT

Heeee-eeey Hockeytown! This super-sized 300 lot Wednesday session features quite a bit of collectible goodness, primarily from the worlds of comic books and sports. The comics are a collection of Silver Age books that include key gems like Fantast...

Bidding ended Wed. Feb 16 at 6:00PM EDT

How to describe this session? It has 300 lots worth of estates finds like scientific specimens, books and magazines, fossils, classics toys including yoyos and die-cast vehicles, vintage ephemera including business cards and menus, tabacconia, old ph...

Bidding ended Sat. Feb 12 at 6:00PM EDT

Revisit simpler times with this 200 lot session of comic books and toys! The comic books include selections from the big two, mostly dating to the 60s and 70s. Highlights include Incredible Hulk #141 (1st Doc Samson), X-Men #96 (1st Moira MacTaggart...

Bidding ended Wed. Feb 9 at 6:00PM EDT

Back to the Past Collectibles, Michigan's ONLY official Critical Role partner retailer, is back on Popshop Live with another sale of fantastic CritRole goodies! This includes items that are SOLD OUT at the distributor - you won't find these anywhere ...

Bidding ended Tue. Feb 8 at 5:00PM EDT

We've got issues - lots of them! 300 lots, to be specific, mostly consisting of comic books from the Golden through Bronze Ages (with a few modern ones sneaking their way in). They are bolstered by toy lots that range from a Marx Guns of Navarone pla...

Bidding ended Sat. Feb 5 at 6:00PM EDT

It's Wednesday once again and Back to the Past returns with 200 lots worth of comics and toys that may as well be brand spanking new! The bulk of this week's session consists of comic books from the late 80 to the present, all looking like they just ...

Bidding ended Wed. Feb 2 at 6:00PM EDT

As Michigan's ONLY official Critical Role retailer, we were over the moon about the debut of "The Legend of Vox Machina" on Amazon Prime this week. To celebrate, we're doing a livestreaming sale of our Critical Role merch. Join us Tuesday, February 1...

Bidding ended Tue. Feb 1 at 5:30PM EDT

Get ready for President's Day with this 300 lot session of classic Americana! OK, we know that President's Day is a month off but this session has a well-curated selection of bobbleheads, decanters, dolls, and more modeled on U.S. Presidents and othe...

Bidding ended Sat. Jan 29 at 6:00PM EDT

It's Wednesday and that means that Back to the Past once again has 200 lots worth of vintage comics that look like they've arrived straight from the publisher! That includes Key issues, runs and sets, treasury editions, and more from the 70s to the p...

Bidding ended Wed. Jan 26 at 6:00PM EDT

This auction is chock full of estate finds! From vintage state and national flags to NASA memorabilia to die-cast toys, this one has a little something for collectors of all sorts. Even if you're not a collector yourself, many pieces in this session...

Bidding ended Sat. Jan 22 at 6:00PM EDT

Wednesday is here once more and it has brought you an auction full of comics in such good shape, they may as well have just come off the rack! Issues come predominantly from the 70s to the 90s, with a few early 00s specimens sneaking in with them. ...

Bidding ended Wed. Jan 19 at 6:00PM EDT

Celebrate days gone by with this fantastic 300+ lot session! The vast majority of this session is comic books from the 1940s to the 1980s, with some specimens from the 90s and later included for the flavor. The rest of the session consists of DVDs...

Bidding ended Sat. Jan 15 at 6:00PM EDT

We're channeling Bruce Springsteen's legendary muses for this 215 lot mid-week session! The cars are a mix of vintage die-cast toys from the likes of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, Corgi, and more. The girls are the stars of comics like Bett...

Bidding ended Wed. Jan 12 at 6:00PM EDT

This company has posted a total of 69 estate sales. Only the most recent 50 sales are shown.

What People Say About Back to the Past Collectibles
“Over the last 20 years, I’ve visited tons of comics/pop culture shops in at least 16 states (including over a half dozen in my current area) and Toronto, Canada. I can honestly say that Back to the Past is the best overall location I’ve seen yet. (They’ve ruined me for other stores.)”
M. Pascale (California)
“The Back to the Past crew never hesitates to discuss topics relating to art, comics, sci-fi, television and all the very essences of fandom with any and all customers that happen to be fortunate enough to straddle through their doors. A great place to escape from boredom and drudgery.”
D. Avedisian (Michigan)
“Some of the highest grade comics I’ve purchased through a Proxibid auction. Great experience with this auctioneer who is also responsive to e-mail questions. This is how online auctions should be run!”
Michael R. (Oklahoma)
“You guys are my absolute favorites to buy from on Proxibid as you have some great auctions, you really know how to pack collectibles safely, and I am consistently impressed with all that you do.”
Matt (Michigan)
“Thank you for combining shipping from two auctions. That is a breath of fresh air from an auction company. We appreciate it!”
R. Hinton (Missouri)
“I had a wonderful experience selling some of my vintage toys and comics to Pete and crew at Back to the Past! They were kind to speak with me at length on the phone, schedule a mutually convenient time for drop off, and provided a great offer with a fast turnaround! Even as I’m trying to purge my collection before moving out of state, I couldn’t resist picking up a few new items from their awesome showroom — truly a treasure trove where deals abound!”
Lamar (Michigan)
“I wanted to take a minute to talk about what a great job you guys did for me recently. I purchased $5,000 worth of books from you guys at a recent auction. Even though I purchased from you before and you’ve always done a great job on shipping, I was rather concerned about getting these books in good condition. I order a lot of graphic novels from auction houses all over the country and I’ve had some issues with other sellers. I received the 20 boxes of books each weighing approximately 35 lbs. I’ve got to tell you this was the greatest packing job I have ever seen. You guys did an amazing job. Every single box of books made it in perfect condition. I can’t thank you enough, I was really sweating it. I will be purchasing more soon. Thank you!”
Matt (Michigan)
“We feel so blessed we found you and you were willing to help us out. We feel you all went WAY above and beyond helping us and getting the best prices for everything. We were at our weakest and most vulnerable and you all stepped up to help and protect us as well as make this process so much easier for us. No business takes that kind of risk or cares that much! You all are a HUGE exception!! We felt 100% trust for you and felt so unbelievably lucky that our paths crossed. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all your help, support, empathy, kindness, support, and trust. We feel like our brother would have been very happy and honored with how you handled his life’s collection and what you got for it.”
Julie (Florida)
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