Do you collect anything?

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:41 AM

COA mentioned in another thread that he has a ton of shoes and pants. Far more than any man should own. What do you collect, embarrassing or not?

I've got a decent Reds memorabilia collection, though I've started paring back on it in recent years. I'm also starting to build up a nice little library of books. 

  • Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:57 AM

    deer heads and running medals

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:01 PM

    As justin mentioned, I have a lot of pants/shoes. While I wouldn't say I collect them (least not in the way a snearhead does) I do own a lot. I'll count tonight for teh lulz.

    In the past I was really into NBA/MLB cards. Had a ton as a kid. Was pretty much the only way to haver a record of stats, least far as I knew. Got in CDs in middle/high school, illegal DLing and the ipod made that obsolete. Used ot have quite a beer stash (maybe 60-80 bottles at one point? Just got excited about craft beer), slowly drinking that down, as well as considering what to do with all of my brewery glasses I bought.

    Once I move into a house (IE space), I can easily see myself starting to collect bikes. I enjoy fixing them up, trying out new stuff, etc... Think it would turn into my hobby.

    @justin, used to be into keeping books but they just take up too much space, not into them as decorations, and outside of maybe 2 books I'll never reread them.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:17 PM

    Just ticket stubs for events higher than high school level.    Neat to see the artwork change in tix from back in the day.....and the prices.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:20 PM

    Checks

     

    /sleeper'd

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:27 PM
    posted by thavoice

    Just ticket stubs for events higher than high school level.    Neat to see the artwork change in tix from back in the day.....and the prices.

    Same. I have my old OSU Football and basketball tickets as well as other sporting events. I'll keep old concert tickets for a big events. 

    I also have a sports card collection from since I was a kid in the 90s. I have a solid mix of basketball, football, and baseball cards. I had them appraised probably 15 years ago and was about $3K. I'll never sell them though. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:33 PM

    I have a problem with shoes, jackets, and I much prefer CDs over digital music. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:53 PM

    Ticket stubs and koozies. A koozie is my souvenir from every place I travel. They're cheap and fun and don't take up much room in my suitcase. I try to get a Christmas ornament from each place as well, but I've missed a few. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 1:07 PM

    I forgot I also grab a souvenir baseball from every stadium I visit. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 1:24 PM

    Any sort of sports memorabilia that I can put in my "man cave". LeBron James and Barcelona team signed jerseys are my prizes thus far. Logo golf balls from thennicer courses I've played. Have never thrown away a credential, but haven't figured out what I want to do with them all.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 1:47 PM

    Started a record collection last year. I'm only at around 20 or so. I only want stuff that's somewhat rare, limited press, or not availabily on digital. Also tracks that I would DJ in the future if I ever learn to mix vinyl, which is hard as hell. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 1:51 PM
    posted by justincredible

    I forgot I also grab a souvenir baseball from every stadium I visit. 

    My mom buys my nephew a signed AL rookie of the year ball for Christmas every year. So far he has Trout, Myers, Abreu, Correa, Fulmer and he'll obviously get Judge this year. A pretty legit collection for a five year old. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 2:04 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    My mom buys my nephew a signed AL rookie of the year ball for Christmas every year. So far he has Trout, Myers, Abreu, Correa, Fulmer and he'll obviously get Judge this year. A pretty legit collection for a five year old. 

    Damn. That's a nice collection.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 2:11 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    My mom buys my nephew a signed AL rookie of the year ball for Christmas every year. So far he has Trout, Myers, Abreu, Correa, Fulmer and he'll obviously get Judge this year. A pretty legit collection for a five year old. 

    That's really cool. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 2:13 PM

    Yeah my husband is super jealous, lol. We've already told her that if we have a son she better buy two a year. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 2:32 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    Yeah my husband is super jealous, lol. We've already told her that if we have a son she better buy two a year. 

    Why not a daughter? Girls like sports too

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 3:07 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Why not a daughter? Girls like sports too

    True. My mom has four grandchildren so far and each one has their own unique collection, so she probably won't double up on the baseballs. But my husband may end up wanting us to buy them ourselves. We'll see. 

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 3:09 PM
    posted by TBone14

    That's really cool. 

    Until he uses them for a game when they hit the last ball over the fence into a yard guarded by a junkyard dog.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 4:36 PM
    posted by thavoice

    Until he uses them for a game when they hit the last ball over the fence into a yard guarded by a junkyard dog.

    "You're killing me,Smalls."

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 4:53 PM

    Watches and cufflinks.

    I basically wear pajamas or a robe for work every day, so there is zero reason to own more than maybe two of each.  I've probably got 20 watches and maybe 12 pairs of cufflinks.

    Tue, Dec 19, 2017 5:36 PM

    I have a nice sports collection and I collect shot glasses from places we visit and my wife collects bells and spoons from places we visit. Let me clarify: Collector spoons with city or place name on them,not this spoon came from an IHOP in Indianapolis.

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