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100backstroke
06-11-2012, 08:35 PM
Not sure where to post this thread, but...

Vintage cards are really my favorite. But I am now also into collecting coins, Buffalo nickels in particular. So much to the point I have joined PCGS and have a 25 coin submission now in progress. It is exactly like submitting cards - you hold your breath for the day the graded are posted - anxiety and all the other emotions, good and bad.

Then there is Star Wars stuff - I gotta hold myself back on these collectibles. But a few well chosen Yoda's and Darth Vader's look cool around the house. Plus my kid really likes them. It is hard to keep them in original packaging with him around, oh, well.

So besides cards, what other collectibles are you into? I want to get a feel for if you all are as crazy as me.

barrysloate
06-12-2012, 05:38 AM
I collect large cents, and have been doing so for about five years. My chain cent is an NCGS Good 6 (the Early American Copper people grade it VG 10, net 8), but all my other ones are raw. I much prefer them that way.

39special
06-12-2012, 05:46 AM
Car stuff.Books,parts,pictures,drag racing programs from the '50's and '60s Hot Rod mags.from the same period.The upstairs of my garage is filled
with high performance car parts.I also have a couple of cars.

thedutymon
06-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Morning,

As well as collecting Non Sports Cards, I also collect Ex-Wifes....Actually usually let them go, with a 25 ft. head start ;):D, Comic Books, First Edition Hardbacks and Rare 19th & 20th century Science Fiction Hardbacks and Paperbacks. Dabble in lots of other stuff WW II Books, have hundreds and hundreds, other stuff!!

YeeHah !!!

Neil:D

timzcardz
06-12-2012, 01:38 PM
I collect calories. Does that count? :D

It's a side effect of a passion for cooking and competition BBQ. The competiton BBQ stuff takes up any hobby dollars the cards and memorabilia don't.

So it's pretty much just cards and memorabilia for me.

Leon
06-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Morning,

As well as collecting Non Sports Cards, I also collect Ex-Wifes....Actually usually let them go, with a 25 ft. head start ;):D, Comic Books, First Edition Hardbacks and Rare 19th & 20th century Science Fiction Hardbacks and Paperbacks. Dabble in lots of other stuff WW II Books, have hundreds and hundreds, other stuff!!

YeeHah !!!

Neil:D

Collecting ex-wives sounds expensive Neil. I hope you and your son can make the dinner again this year at the National.

As for collecting other things.....well, besides cards I collect lots of tobacciana surrounding the cards, wrappers and boxes and etc... surrounding the cards, and last but not least Type 1 photos used to make cards.

bn2cardz
06-12-2012, 03:31 PM
I collect:

Top Tier of collecting (On the same level as sports cards):
Batman anything

2nd tier of collecting
Movie Posters
Comics
Some Superman

3rd Tier of collecting
Non sport trade cards
Kids Meal toys
Vinyl Records
Pez Dispensers

I also have tendency to hoard anything that I believe has an interesting tid bit about it.

skooter
06-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Silver dollars produced at the New Orleans Mint.

steve B
06-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Race used bicycles plus a few other special ones.
1986 US national team team pursuit

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=2629
Stamps, especially the official mail stamps from the 1870's particularly ones showing defects in the printing plates.
1875 special printing foreign entry of 6c executive on 6c State dept. position 11 One of probably 4-5 sold.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=6996
1875 special printing 2c State with double transfer at the bottom. One of 51-52 sold. (On the left, the right one is normal 5,145 sold.)

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=6997

Plus a bunch of other stuff, but far less seriously.

Steve B

benderbroeth
06-13-2012, 12:27 AM
Morning,

As well as collecting Non Sports Cards, I also collect Ex-Wifes....Actually usually let them go, with a 25 ft. head start ;):D, Comic Books, First Edition Hardbacks and Rare 19th & 20th century Science Fiction Hardbacks and Paperbacks. Dabble in lots of other stuff WW II Books, have hundreds and hundreds, other stuff!!

YeeHah !!!

Neil:D


hey neil, what is your faveorite of the old science fiction books?

benderbroeth
06-13-2012, 12:28 AM
i collect anything related to Theodore Roosevelt!!! and books mostly recent signed fantasy and science fiction

thedutymon
06-14-2012, 01:02 PM
hey neil, what is your faveorite of the old science fiction books?

Morning,

I would guess my Favorite's are copies of Edgar Rice Burroughs 1st Print Paperbacks from the 1920's/30's. Although I have some of the same books in the Original Hardbacks from 1909 to late 1930's, three with original Dust Jackets (1920 The Land That Time Forgot Value $3000.00 and 1916 The Lost Continent (originally Beyond Thirty) Value $2000, and 1914 The Eternal Savage (Originally The Eternal Lover), A Tarzan Book, Value $3000)

I have always loved the Burroughs books because they bring back memories of my Father taking me to the local Book Store when I was 8 to 12 and buying me handfulls of the Ace editions of these books. I read voraciouisly and could knock down 10-12 books a week, in fact still do.

I am also very Partial to Robert Heinlein 1st Print Paperbacks from the 40's-early 60's, same reason, I lived for the Next Heinlein Book as an adolescent as he opened the World to me not just about Sci-Fi but about People as I think to this day his characters are some of the most well developed in all of Sci-Fi history.

One of my Dream aquisitions would be a High Grade 1914 First Edition copy of Tarzan of the Apes with Dust Jacket. But then again that will never happen as I don't have $25-50K that it would take. The only reason I have the three very valuable Hardbacks of his was just dumb luck twice. One time I was selling comics at a show in Denver, a very big Collectibles show, in down time I walked around checking out other stuff and found two at a table from some guys aunts house estate sale, he didn't know what he had, and I wasn't telling him, got them both for $50 bucks. The third I found on E-bay for $175.00, had it appraised for Insurance at $3000-$5000.

Neil

thedutymon
06-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Collecting ex-wives sounds expensive Neil. I hope you and your son can make the dinner again this year at the National.



Hey Leon,

Thanks for the invite, had planned to be there this year but financially just can't swing it. Like everybody else have not had a raise in 4 years now and my Health care costs have gone up in the last 5 years of 10%, 13%, 30%, 17%, and this year 29%. With HC costs factored in I am now taking home less money then I did when I was in my 20's, am now 55 and am realizing my dreams of retirement are probably not going to happen!!:mad:

I make three times what my father did as an Attorney, and I barely make it by, much less security than he ever had.

I have been selling off collectibles for the last 3-5 years to maintain our life and have had to have the internal discussion too many times now of how much do I really want this !!!

Neil

CPAMike
06-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Hey Leon,

Thanks for the invite, had planned to be there this year but financially just can't swing it. Like everybody else have not had a raise in 4 years now and my Health care costs have gone up in the last 5 years of 10%, 13%, 30%, 17%, and this year 29%. With HC costs factored in I am now taking home less money then I did when I was in my 20's, am now 55 and am realizing my dreams of retirement are probably not going to happen!!:mad:

I make three times what my father did as an Attorney, and I barely make it by, much less security than he ever had.

I have been selling off collectibles for the last 3-5 years to maintain our life and have had to have the internal discussion too many times now of how much do I really want this !!!

Neil

Hello Neil,

Sorry to hear you won't be at the National as I would have liked to meet you finally. Hopefully, things will turn around for everyone soon and we'll all go have a beer.

As far as the OP's question, I really don't collect anything but unopened baseball packs these days. Don't have enough disposable money to afford to collect anything else. :)

Runscott
06-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Wow, you guys really collect a lot of weird shlt.

I collect old hats and Edward Curtis photographs. See, I'm the most normal.

SetBuilder
06-20-2012, 02:57 PM
I'm always looking for items that are related to Science or the Universe.

Einstein, Newton, Darwin, NASA...

I also collect vintage space cards.

drc
06-20-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm a longtime fan of fashion photographs and science Nobel prize winner autographs.

HRBAKER
06-21-2012, 11:06 AM
I am a fairly voracious Caped Crusader Collector as well.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/BATMAN/BATMAN10.jpghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/BATMAN/batdrumcom11.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/BATMAN/DSCN0471.jpg

Paul S
06-27-2012, 10:15 AM
Comic books drawn and written by my father.

Also, here's baseball related cartoon he worked on about 50 years ago. You'll have to scroll down a bit:

http://irvspector.blogspot.com/2010/03/abner-baseball-little-pepper-in-their.html

Exhibitman
06-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Besides cards of various persuasions, I collect Academy Awards tickets and related materials:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/hoorayforhollywood/large/Collage.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/hoorayforhollywood/large/70th%20Academy%20Awards%20tombstone.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/hoorayforhollywood/large/PC%2040th%20Oscars.jpg

Boxer-issued promotional and publicity photos:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/boxingphotographsandephemera/large/Photo%20Kaplan.JPG
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/boxingphotographsandephemera/large/Photo%20Schmeling.JPG
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/boxingphotographsandephemera/large/Seelig_%20Eric.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/boxingphotographsandephemera/large/004_1.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/boxingphotographsandephemera/large/005.jpg

Comedian autographs:
Groucho Marx:
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/collectorshowcase/large/1953%20Bowman%20Marx%20autographed.jpg
Woodie Allen [endorsed check]:
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/miscellaneous3/websize/Allen%20autograph%201.jpg
Bennie Hill:
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/miscellaneouscards/Hill%20Bennie%20Autograph.jpg
Sam Kinison:
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/miscellaneouscards/early11con250.jpg

novakjr
06-30-2012, 07:42 PM
I collect postcards of notable buildings, people and events from the Cleveland area. It started as just sports related postcards(arenas and stadiums), but eventually expanded to include anything of historical significance.

For now, I'll just post a few pics of some of the sports related ones..

RichardSimon
07-01-2012, 08:14 AM
Presidential documents of Presidents I think were good ones.
JFK memorabilia and autographs.
Autographs of significant people in American life that I admired - Mark Twain, Edward R Murrow, Clarence Darrow.
Autographs of a few in the music and entertainment field that I am a fan of.
Stereoview cards.

rjackson44
07-01-2012, 09:58 AM
I collect antiques, vintage toys, Disney stuff,live at auctions and estate sales and my girl approves,also black Americans,but I'm a type collector at heart,

thekingofclout
08-29-2012, 11:20 AM
Besides Vintage Original Baseball Photography... I'm terminal with that incurable disease they call Beatlemania.

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Runscott
08-30-2012, 09:45 AM
Jimmy, back in the '80s a fire started on the balcony of the apartment next to my next-door neighbor's place (huge Beatles collector). He ran over and told me to get out and we both met in the hallway. The funny thing was, we each had a box full of our Beatle's stuff and virtually nothing else.

Taught us what was important :)

Jayworld
09-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Besides baseball cards, I collect Battlestar Galactica cards (original series only), comics, books, etc. Also have a large collection of entertainment autographs (8x10 b&w preferred), mostly stars from the 1940s-70s, including a large collection of Andy Griffith Show, Battlestar Galactica (original series), and Planet of the Apes signatures.

I collect Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators books (just finished up the collection last year, now upgrading), early edition (white spine dust jacket) Nancy Drew books, Mego figures, and 1960s-70 GI Joes.

On the Sports side, I collect 1975-84 San Diego Padres game-used jerseys and bats, cards, ticket stubs, team-issued postcards, large-sized San Diego Tribune team photos,yearbooks, press guides, programs, etc. I also have a growing library of the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Random House hard cover books.

thekingofclout
09-06-2012, 05:39 AM
Jimmy, back in the '80s a fire started on the balcony of the apartment next to my next-door neighbor's place (huge Beatles collector). He ran over and told me to get out and we both met in the hallway. The funny thing was, we each had a box full of our Beatle's stuff and virtually nothing else.

Taught us what was important :)

That's a great story, Scott! Glad you guys had your priorities in order. ;)

Besides baseball cards, I collect Battlestar Galactica cards (original series only), comics, books, etc. Also have a large collection of entertainment autographs (8x10 b&w preferred), mostly stars from the 1940s-70s, including a large collection of Andy Griffith Show, Battlestar Galactica (original series), and Planet of the Apes signatures.

I collect Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators books (just finished up the collection last year, now upgrading), early edition (white spine dust jacket) Nancy Drew books, Mego figures, and 1960s-70 GI Joes.

On the Sports side, I collect 1975-84 San Diego Padres game-used jerseys and bats, cards, ticket stubs, team-issued postcards, large-sized San Diego Tribune team photos,yearbooks, press guides, programs, etc. I also have a growing library of the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Random House hard cover books.

And Jay... that's incredible! How in the hell do you keep track of it all? :confused: My head is still spinning.

True story that happened last night. I was reorganizing my Beatles stuff, and getting most everything protected and into those huge heavy duty blue double zip lock bags. And I come across a double cardboard secured 8x10 top loader. I hadn't labeled the outside so I had to open it too see what it was.

What I opened it, I found a 1969 TYPE 1 photo of The Beatles rooftop (Apple building) concert! :eek::D Which was of course, their last live performance, ever! Now I vaguely remember buying this, and really have no idea who I bought it from. I also can't find a saved scan from when I bought it. I'm pretty sure it was in the last couple years. :confused::confused:

The image is a cool candid shot by someone from above. They were already on the roof, so he must have had wings or a ladder. ;)

I'll post it once I take a photo.

So Jay... when I say that it's incredible how you can juggle all that what you collect... I really mean it! :)

Jayworld
09-06-2012, 08:03 AM
That's a great story, Scott! Glad you guys had your priorities in order. ;)

And Jay... that's incredible! How in the hell do you keep track of it all? :confused: My head is still spinning.

So Jay... when I say that it's incredible how you can juggle all that what you collect... I really mean it! :)


Thanks for the kind words. I've downsized quite a bit over the past 10 years. I've gone from about 45 1960-70s era 12" GI Joes down to 4, and sold off all but 1 box of my comics; keeping only the ones that still "mean" something to me. I've also downsized my baseball card collection quite a bit, selling off all my Topps/Fleer/Donruss sets from the 1960s-early 80s and keeping only Topps 1976-79 sets, and focusing on Padres team sets from 1973-75, 1980-84.

True story, hopefully appreciated by any book collectors. Any time I go into a Half Price book store, I go immediately to the "Nostalgia" section and look at the children's books. I scored a first edition Three Investigators #1 Secret of Terror Castle for $4 in pretty nice shape. Only the first editions had the sewn in text block and print error on page 67.

Pays to search, sometimes. :)

Writehooks
09-09-2012, 09:38 PM
In addition to boxing cards and memorabilia, I collect items from the late, great World Hockey Association ... and the U.S. presidential campaigns of George Wallace (1964-68-72-76).

varsitycollectibles
09-12-2012, 09:21 AM
Other than vintage and modern cards and memorabilia, I collect vintage and modern vinyl records.

thescooper
09-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Yup sure do. Now where to start. First edition biographies of military personel. 100 year old hand made marbles.1960s British Thunderbird stuff. Non sports cards antique wood burning stoves.tickets from events I have attended. QPR football cards. And the list goes on

BruceinGa
09-25-2012, 02:01 PM
drag racing
I have a scanned a Polaroid of Houston Platt as he lost control of his funny car in Covington, Ga in 1969. I took the pic myself but have never done anything with it.

I'm really a pack rat/hoarder.
As a teenager I collected coins, current and V nickles, large cents, three cent pieces, etc, and stamps. I recently gave most to my son.
I have a small collection of vintage Tootsie Toy die casts, wood softball bats and enjoy framing pics ;and autographs of cowboys stars of the 50's and 60's.
I also have quite a few Vanity Fair and botanical prints.
You can imagine what my wife said when I told her that I would like to get into baseball cards again.:eek:

39special
09-25-2012, 05:38 PM
I have a scanned a Polaroid of Houston Platt as he lost control of his funny car in Covington, Ga in 1969. I took the pic myself but have never done anything with it.

I'm really a pack rat/hoarder.
As a teenager I collected coins, current and V nickles, large cents, three cent pieces, etc, and stamps. I recently gave most to my son.
I have a small collection of vintage Tootsie Toy die casts, wood softball bats and enjoy framing pics ;and autographs of cowboys stars of the 50's and 60's.
I also have quite a few Vanity Fair and botanical prints.
You can imagine what my wife said when I told her that I would like to get into baseball cards again.:eek:

I'd like to see that Platt picture!

BruceinGa
09-25-2012, 09:35 PM
I'd like to see that Platt picture!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/BruceinGa/bruce35.jpg

Doug
09-26-2012, 06:49 PM
I collect vintage Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Game Boy games. It's fun to be able to play all of the great games that I enjoyed as a kid all over again and still find others that I never played before.

gopherfan
12-12-2012, 04:47 AM
Crazy. Safety doesn't appear to be a big factor back on the day.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/BruceinGa/bruce35.jpg

Runscott
12-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Recently added five items to my western hat collection, including top one from ebay, and the following three from the recent Heritage auction:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2-old-Hats-Cowboy-Fedora-Wierd-story-Buffalo-Bill-Cody-estate-find-Interesting-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$(KGrHqJHJDYFC0sF1dRzBQv2nfhkZQ~~60_3.JPG

http://images.ha.com/lf?set=path%5B8%2F5%2F6%2F1%2F8561589%5D%2Csizedat a%5B450x2000%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D

http://images.ha.com/lf?set=path%5B9%2F0%2F4%2F9%2F9049756%5D%2Csizedat a%5B450x2000%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D

tachyonbb
12-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Does it count that things you bought when young to use are now considered to be collectible. Didn't set out to have them as a collection. Acquired my uncle's set of wood planes, originally from our great grandfather who brought them from Germany. He knew I built furniture for fun and gave them to me when he retired. Used them for years when making various moldings. Now they have more value as a collectors item. Who knew that corn shuckers, grain grinders and manure spreaders would become collectible.

In the 50's I built model cars and collected baseball cards. Mom threw the baseball cards away but the 100's of old model cars (honestly I am going to build them someday) still sit in the storage room. 100's of car magazines from the 1950's.

sdkammeyer
12-21-2012, 01:58 PM
Is anyone into comic books? Or let me refrain that :) is anyone looking for some comic books??

I tried to find a passion for them back in the late 80's but it never caught on. I ended up buying them and putting them straight into bags w/ boards the second I purchased them and they have been sitting ever since. They have never even had the covers turned.

if anyone is interested, shoot me a p.m.

I dont think i have anything of tremendous value .... but the conditions are perfect.


Those hats are really stylish Scott.... I like 'em.

billyb
01-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Car stuff.Books,parts,pictures,drag racing programs from the '50's and '60s Hot Rod mags.from the same period.The upstairs of my garage is filled
with high performance car parts.I also have a couple of cars.

Special,
I still have a few of my drag race albums from the 60s, places like Bakersfield, Calif., and a couple of others. The sounds of drag racing.
Not sure what to do with them.
billyb