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billryan
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May 30th, 2021 at 8:24:46 AM permalink
A slab is a permanent plastic case that entombs the record and album cover. It's tamper-proof.
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jmills
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May 30th, 2021 at 8:50:28 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

A slab is a permanent plastic case that entombs the record and album cover. It's tamper-proof.



I imagine it would be difficult to play the record in that scenario.
billryan
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May 30th, 2021 at 10:43:34 AM permalink
Quote: jmills

I imagine it would be difficult to play the record in that scenario.



You don't play the record, just like you don't read the comic or play with the coin.. But when you go to sell it, the buyer has 100% confidence in what he is getting.
I thought it was a foolish idea when slabbing comics was first introduced around 1998 but it is a hundred million dollar a year business these days. People seem to like collecting labels more than actually reading them.
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smoothgrh
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May 30th, 2021 at 10:58:08 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

You don't play the record, just like you don't read the comic or play with the coin.. But when you go to sell it, the buyer has 100% confidence in what he is getting.
I thought it was a foolish idea when slabbing comics was first introduced around 1998 but it is a hundred million dollar a year business these days. People seem to like collecting labels more than actually reading them.



This aspect of collecting beloved items for display, rather than its intended purpose of use, is addressed in the 1999 animated film "Toy Story 2."
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billryan
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May 30th, 2021 at 11:09:34 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

This aspect of collecting beloved items for display, rather that its intended purpose of use, is addressed in the 1999 animated film "Toy Story 2."



Egg-xactly!
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jmills
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May 30th, 2021 at 2:56:12 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

You don't play the record, just like you don't read the comic or play with the coin.. But when you go to sell it, the buyer has 100% confidence in what he is getting.
I thought it was a foolish idea when slabbing comics was first introduced around 1998 but it is a hundred million dollar a year business these days. People seem to like collecting labels more than actually reading them.



Yeah, I know, I was joking. I could in theory slab them since I rip to digital anything I really like. But it's often audiophiles that are buying the high end jazz and classical, and they want to be able to play the record on their $100,000 stereo. The other collectors out there shelling out big money are the DJs that want the rare northern soul 45 to play out, and the instagram trust funders who want to show off their Sun Ra collection.

I collect local 45 labels, so I'm not immune to the desire to run a label.
EvenBob
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May 30th, 2021 at 6:29:43 PM permalink
Quote: jmills

But it's often audiophiles that are buying the high end jazz and classical, and they want to be able to play the record on their $100,000 stereo.



They claim that the physical method of capturing physical sound on a physical record is far superior sounding to anything digital can produce. It's sharper and clearer when played on an expensive system. It's like seeing a famous painting in a museum is better than seeing the same painting in a photograph.
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May 31st, 2021 at 6:27:13 AM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

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/

i have old magic the gathering cards, including moxes, complete sets of multi-lands and a sealed Chronicles box (20yrs old).

i stopped playing MTG 15yrs ago.
best place to sell these?
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June 1st, 2021 at 5:22:37 AM permalink
I wonder if you could get a sense on pricing and demand on EBAY ( ? ).
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July 20th, 2021 at 2:50:38 PM permalink
I collect true limited editions. My collection is of DATED memorabilia such as drinking vessels, bottles, ash trays, commemorative plates, and other unusual DATED keepsakes. I have over 3500 drinking vessels (cups and glasses) that commemorate some event or thing. I do not collect trophies with one exception. I found a trophy in a junk box at a flea market that was date 1913 given to the winner of a polo match. It is about 24" tall and weighs about 5 lbs. After bringing it home, I turned it over and scratched the base. It is soft. It is solid silver. I paid $7.50 for it. One other object I bought at a yard sale was an IBM card which was punch in pre-determined pattern. The card is encased is solid Lucite weighing about 10 lbs. This particular IBM punch card was used to make the very first Ford (farm) tractor to come off a factory assembly line in 1975. The Ford museum offered me a good sum for it. I declined and still have it.

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