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Saturday morning classic cartoons on the auction block

Estimate: $500+. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Captain Caveman publicity cel and background (Hanna-Barbera, 1977). This fan-favorite debuted on Sept. 10, 1977. Captain Caveman was voiced by none other than Mel Blanc. This is a rare hand-painted publicity cel of Captain Caveman that has been placed over a Hanna-Barbera hand-painted production background. (Heritage Auctions via Yahoo News)

Saturday morning classic cartoons on the auction block

Now, 40 and 50 years after they aired, vintage animation cells from the Saturday Morning cartoons of the late-1960s and 1970s provide Gen-X, now with the funds and the nostalgia to back it up, a chance to preserve those Saturday mornings in front of the TV, July 1, 2014, at Heritage Auctions in New York City.

Examples of production and presentation animation cells from some of the biggest cartoons of the era - Superfriends, Star Trek, the Laff-A-Lympics, Scooby Doo, Josie and The Pussycats and more - are estimated to bring a range of prices, ranging from several hundred up to as much as a few thousand, by conservative estimates.

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