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Keeneone
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:09:11 PM permalink
Here is a general discussion thread about collectibles. Trading cards, gaming cards, comics, books, NFTs, digital coins, coins/currency, furniture, kitchenware, stamps, wine, dolls/toys, records etc.

The Chip of the Day thread is current collectible thread here @ WOV:
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/8928-casino-chip-of-the-day/825/#post803462

Article from late last year about collectibles during the pandemic:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/during-covid-19-pandemic-avid-collectors-find-joy-in-their-prized-possessions-180976281/
Hunterhill
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:16:27 PM permalink
I had a baseball card collection of about 9,000 cards . I was in an early issue of Sports collectors digest probably around 1974-75.
I sold my entire collection around 1982 for Around $13,000.
My best cards Were 56 tops of Mays and 57 topps of Clemente and Aaron.
Also a 55 Bowman of Bob Feller.
I also had some 1886 tobacco cards and surprisingly they werenít worth as much as the cards from the 50ís.
Good memories
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:24:26 PM permalink
I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.
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EvenBob
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:43:18 PM permalink
I like the guy on American Pickers who collected lunch boxes. He had all of them with the thermoses hundreds and hundreds. His basement was floor to ceiling every wall room after room of lunch boxes. He would only part with one if he had a duplicate.
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Keeneone
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:51:40 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

I had a baseball card collection of about 9,000 cards . I was in an early issue of Sports collectors digest probably around 1974-75.
I sold my entire collection around 1982 for Around $13,000.
My best cards Were 56 tops of Mays and 57 topps of Clemente and Aaron.
Also a 55 Bowman of Bob Feller.
I also had some 1886 tobacco cards and surprisingly they werenít worth as much as the cards from the 50ís.
Good memories


Recently values have taken off on much of this stuff. It is also cool you still remember you nice cards after 40 years after you sold them. Hard to forget the good ones.

Condition is obviously important with collectables, particularly when the card markets went into grading/authentication.
Keeneone
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:03:51 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.


What ID cards do you collect?

I remember reading on this site a couple of times about valuable gambling books. Mostly due to rarity of out of print publications. Do you have an example of a rare and valuable book you own or would like to own?
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:12:54 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

What ID cards do you collect?



I only collect cards of people I know. Plus a couple ID cards of the late Ken Uston.

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I remember reading on this site a couple of times about valuable gambling books. Mostly due to rarity of out of print publications. Do you have an example of a rare and valuable book you own or would like to own?



I have a very learn Beat the Dealer. I also have both of Grosjean's books. Everything else is nothing special, just good mathematical gambling books.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
MrV
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:19:36 PM permalink
I collect government-made engravings of famous Americans: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant and Franklin to be specific.

I like Ben the best: wish I had more.

Also Dinky Toys: over 150 and still collecting.
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Keeneone
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April 21st, 2021 at 5:16:43 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I collect government-made engravings of famous Americans: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant and Franklin to be specific.

I like Ben the best: wish I had more.

Also Dinky Toys: over 150 and still collecting.


Subtle and funny.



Had to look up Dinky, but die cast toys:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Toys
Keeneone
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April 21st, 2021 at 5:22:11 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I like the guy on American Pickers who collected lunch boxes. He had all of them with the thermoses hundreds and hundreds. His basement was floor to ceiling every wall room after room of lunch boxes. He would only part with one if he had a duplicate.


You mentioned elsewhere Mrs. EB has been selling Garfield stuff recently. I bet some of the final prices have been shocking (in a good way). What is most expensive candle you have ever bought or sold? :)

Of course not all collecting is about $$. Sometimes you just want something and you go looking for it.

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