When I was 13-years old, I went to a Halloween costume party – as Captain America.
My mother actually made the shirt and mask for me…she’s very talented with the sewing machine…and I made the shield.
I had a Metal Snow Disc Sled from when I was younger – it was probably made in the late 60′s. (It looked like this one – without the dents.) And, I painted it to look like Captain America’s shield (to bring to the party).
After the party, I put the Disc Sled/Shield down in our basement since I didn’t have any need for it thereafter. Years later, when I moved out of the house, I left it there – again because I had no need for a sled, etc.
Sometime after I moved out, my folks needed to have a plumber come to the house and my mom took him to the basement (where all the pipes were) and, when he saw my item hanging on a hook down there, he screamed out to my mother “That’s Captain America’s shield!” I guess he thought he was working on Steve Rogers’ mother’s hot water heater or something.
My mother still likes to tell that story because she thinks it was very funny.
Not sure what happened to the sled. They either gave it away or trashed it when they moved to a retirement community. Of course, now, today, with the movie and all, you can probably buy a shield somewhere.