Do you collect anything?

  • Wed, Dec 20, 2017 9:58 PM

    Follow up:

    34 pairs of pants (not counting work out pants like sweats, ski pants, tights) but does count 2 suit pants.

    33 pairs of shoes not counting flip flops, or slippers but does count cycling shoes, hiking shoes, water shoes.

     

    I'm surprised, thought I had over 40 pairs of shoes, and probably around there with pants.

    Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:49 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Laugh all you want but I used to collect Beanie Babies (ex-girlfriend got in into it). Those lil bastards were worth some $$$$$.

    I worked in grill area at McDonalds during that time. Insane. Actually hired a person to simply answer the phone. They were free with a happy meal purchase...limit 5 happy meals per order. People would buy 5 thru drive thru, throw away food and hop back in line. Happy Meals were $2.09, $2.19 and $2.39 back then. Typically we would sell around 100 happy meals a day....during those times we’d sell around 4,000-5,000 a day.

    People would sit out in lobby waiting for us to change to next number of beanie baby...when we did they’d all cheer and yell.

    I stole several dozens of these sumbitches.

     

    Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:52 PM

    Hope everyone is sitting down for this...but I have a gigantic baseball card collection.

    200,000+

    Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:16 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Hope everyone is sitting down for this...but I have a gigantic baseball card collection.

    200,000+

    I appreicate you taking the brunt of my 30+ pair of pants.

    Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:33 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Hope everyone is sitting down for this...but I have a gigantic baseball card collection.

    200,000+

    That is insane, lol. My brother has every Topps complete set from 1980 on, none of them ever opened. I thought he was crazy, but geez. 

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 7:34 AM
    posted by justincredible

    I think the key word was were.

    Exactly. Don't collect them anymore.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 9:14 AM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    I appreicate you taking the brunt of my 30+ pair of pants.

    I haven’t bought hardly any since 1996. My son and I enjoy looking through them. I was a touch obsessive from about age 8-18

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 9:42 AM
    posted by Iliketurtles

    I don't but this was one of the things I thought about doing. I've also thought about getting one of those bottle cap holders in the shape of a state or the USA. 

    Man, imagine seeing that in the Guiness Book of World Records in the foreseeable future.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:20 AM
    posted by Ironman92

    I haven’t bought hardly any since 1996. My son and I enjoy looking through them. I was a touch obsessive from about age 8-18

    Same.  My grandfather used to take my brother and I to get many.  I still have my complete box set of Topps 1996.  It's been opened, but the cards are still in mint condition.

    But 200K?  I have MAYBE half that, and I thought I overdid it.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 1:53 PM

    I don't really collect anything in particular -- more of an "if I want something, I get it" person, but what I want doesn't tend to lead to me collecting a lot of any one sort of thing.

    I have a few DVD'd TV shows and movies, but not enough to be a collection (more cheap-ass horror films than a sane person would have, but not enough to say I have a crap cinema collection, for example).

    I might be able to say video games, since I have a large backlog of games I haven't even started yet, but I wouldn't call it a collection because it's nowhere near as large as it'd be if I hadn't traded in so many back in the day. If I kept everything I'd ever bought, I'd have a few hundred laying around the house. Probably have at least 150, but that includes all my old Atari 2600 and NES games I have in boxes because the actual systems no longer work.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 2:46 PM

    I collect the Dick and Jane reading book series, 1962 edition (the one I grew up with in school).  I stopped a few years ago after I'd got all of them thru about third grade.  Still want to get the whole set thru 6th grade.

    Thu, Dec 21, 2017 3:34 PM
    posted by cat_lover

    Let me clarify: Collector spoons with city or place name on them,not this spoon came from an IHOP in Indianapolis.

    Lol i have a collection of non-collector silver ware. From various places we've gone on vacation. 

    Fri, Dec 22, 2017 8:06 AM
    posted by FatHobbit

    Lol i have a collection of non-collector silver ware. From various places we've gone on vacation. 

    Like various hotels and restaurants from around the world?

    Fri, Dec 22, 2017 9:30 AM
    posted by CharlesRoofie

    Like various hotels and restaurants from around the world?

    Lol yes. I think all hotels

    Sat, Dec 23, 2017 2:48 AM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Follow up:

    34 pairs of pants (not counting work out pants like sweats, ski pants, tights) but does count 2 suit pants.

    33 pairs of shoes not counting flip flops, or slippers but does count cycling shoes, hiking shoes, water shoes.

     

    I'm surprised, thought I had over 40 pairs of shoes, and probably around there with pants.

    That is ridiculous.  

    Sat, Dec 23, 2017 3:00 AM
    posted by Iliketurtles

    I don't but this was one of the things I thought about doing. I've also thought about getting one of those bottle cap holders in the shape of a state or the USA. 

    I like the idea of getting an Ohio sign and filling it with the caps from each cities brewery.    Jackie O's cap covering Athens,   The Brew Kettle gets Strongsville, OH, a Thirsty Brew cap for Akron, etc.....hmmm.   

    Great, now my to-do list is even longer...

    Fri, Dec 29, 2017 5:11 AM

    NASCAR/Reds/Browns/Wolverines/Chieftains  memorabilia

    1/24 and 1/64 scale NASCAR diecasts

    Autographs from country music artists/athletes we've met.

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