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Do you collect anything?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by jiggyfly, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. PhiSlammaJamma

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    The ruth is a 3 grade. Pretty impressive sale for 7M.

    A 9.5 grade Mantle went for 12.6M last year.

    There is a Mantle graded 10 in a collection. That will break all records someday.

    What is scary is that several active players are reaching 4-6M like Curry, Lebron, Giannis, Doncic. Active players.
     
  2. Xerobull

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    I collect money.
    Specifically, I collect large size paper currency of the United States.
    With bittersweet feelings about it, I will be selling some of my paper currency notes at auction in January.

    I also restore and collect vintage cast iron cookware (skillets, dutch ovens, griddles, muffin pans, waffle irons) with an emphasis on waffle irons.
     
  4. ArtV

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    There are things I will be selling in a year or so that have value but I project won’t have value soon.

    My childhood hot wheels redlines
    My childhood coin and stamp collections
    My baseball memorabilia and HOFer autographs
    And recently I found that my wife has been cooking in mint hand-me-down corningware that’s going to be in the sell pile after I just found out what it’s going for - lol
     
  5. Xerobull

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    You going to get some of it graded? Significantly boosts value.
     
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  6. ArtV

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    Some of it has been. I will do a few more but others will just be as-is. Depends on ROI and hassle as to if it makes the cut. have sooo much stuff that it all just needs to go. My kids won’t want it and I don’t want to dump the hassle of selling it on them. It will be the first thing I spend my spare time on when I retire.
     
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    Weird. I'm spending more of my spare time and money on collecting comics. LOL. *sigh* I think I'll get rid of my more modern comics sooner than the older stuff, though. Most of the post-90's stuff is trash, anyway.
     
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  8. ArtV

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    Yeah what I’m finding in general is the stuff that was high dollar before continues to rise. The more common stuff is barely holding it’s own.

    There is just so much stuff that it’s going to take time to list it all. Even if I sell in lots, it will take time to take pictures, create listings, package and mail it. Some of it I don’t even care about the price I just want it to go to someone who wants it. I know my kids might want Babe Ruth but I don’t want them tossing out Dazzy Vance and Pie Traynor just because they never heard of them. And with the volume…they will just toss them.
     
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    Do you play MTG Arena on-line?
     
  10. Dr of Dunk

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    Most people that have large collections in comics that don't want to deal with listing everything, take pictures, etc. sometimes go with auction houses. If you go to comic dealers, you're only going to get maybe 30-50% of the actual value of the comic. I don't know how card dealers operate anymore, but I'm guessing it's the same. I've heard Heritage doesn't want to deal with you unless you're talking about at least a $10,000 sale or something - but I don't know if that's true. If you let an auction house handle it, they'll take a cut off the top, of course.

    In comics, there are always interesting stories of people dying and relatives finding stacks of old books (on the order of hundreds or thousands) stashed away somewhere that the family can't figure out what to do with. A lot of 6-7 figure collections with amazingly-preserved comics are found that way. lol.
     
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  11. DaDakota

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    1. Watches - have about 100+ of them
    2. Physical Video games have over 1000 total and all consoles ever made
    3. Magic Cards, have a few worth thousands of dollars

    That is all for now.

    DD
     
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    1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX
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    1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form
    1990 GT Aggressor

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    Yeah but did you bmx dance at the prom with aunt Becky?
     
  14. Buck Turgidson

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    Gonna need to see a black and gold diamondback before I judge you properly ;)
     
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    I have a massive board game collection, over 300 at this point. It’s a problem.
     
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    Have you built a 42"x42"x72" cabinet to hold them all?
     
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    My coffin is going to need to be bigger than that.
     
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    What are you playing lately?

    The last couple of months, our rotation's been Race for the Galaxy, Ark Nova, Res Arcana, Arboretum, Castles of Burgundy, and Earth.
     
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    My group has so many games that they rarely get more than 2-3 plays, then there's the yearly TI4 marathon. Recently we played Cthulhu Wars, Return to Dark Tower, Risk Godstorm, Dominion, Smash Up and Cosmic Encounters.

    I have Castles of Burgundy sitting on my shelf, mocking me.
     
  20. ArtV

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    I always wanted one of these. Never had the money and now it would just be weird to see an old man riding it. Plus too many hills around here
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