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PostSubject: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:02 pm

Hello everyone!

I was just curious, what is your biggest uh-oh?

I will begin.  I don't know if it was worth much; however, I have never seen another, so surely it was right?

When I was a kid of 10 or so, yes the 80's, I got a set of star wars blue prints that I despised b/c all I wanted was action figures. Note to all, I only had (3) consisting of Hoth Han and Hoth rebel soldier (my parents told me he was Luke - LOL) and the lovely FX-7 and 1 die cast ship I will save to mention later (not the falcon).

Anyway, I believe they were issued with the Empire Strikes Back movie with a blue and yellow cover. Anyway, all I can find now have a red cover and I believe were issued with Return of the Jedi.  

Unfortunately, I threw them away at some point and often wonder how rare they were since I can't find another set after 2 years of looking!

On a side note, I am very thankful that I saved my money as a kid and bought my own die cast millennium falcon.  This is only relevant b/c it sparked my collecting bug a while back when my wife gave me a replacement she bought for me on ebay for Christmas.

So what is your biggest mistake with a purchase, sale or childhood memory?

Best regards Jack!
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:04 am

Hi Jack, I have far more collecting positives than negatives. Some of my 'mistakes' : removing some price stickers from my childhood cardbacks, buying half an 'aussie two pack' when I could have bought both halves, selling all my space Lego as a teenager.


If I did not collect vintage Star Wars I would be a Lego collector.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:32 pm

I should not have left my childhood figures at my parents. I came to find out that my brother shot them all with a BB gun or literally ran them over with a skateboard.

Financially speaking, I've sold off a bunch of stuff that's had a massive increase in market value but I bought stuff that's increased as well. So I can't complain

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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:42 pm

when it came to the newer stuff owned literally everything from 95-2001 . I woke up one dy and said what am I doing , it didn't hold the appeal that vintage did so I unloaded it all . what a pain in the butt ....good fn riddance
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Mine is mostly selling of my complete collection in 1999, and then selling of my Bossk mailer (my dream is to find another where the seller lets me pay on a payment plan its the only way I will afford one now) but by selling them I was able to do stuff that has given me and my family life long memory's
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:58 pm

My sister threw away most of my vintage star wars, all of my gobots, all of my gi joes, and all of my transformers. All that survived was 1 star wars book, 6 figures, and a good size stack of star wars cards. I don't know why some survived. Lesson: take your stuff with you when you leave for college, especially if your sister is the anti-hoarder. Recently I fell for a "factory error." But for the most part, it's been good. It is like a treasure hunt for me. I'm always looking for rarer variants and odd balls. My favorites are still my childhood 6.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest collecting mistake? Bought / Sold / or Thrown away   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:14 am

@Bababooeyfett wrote:
My sister threw away most of my vintage star wars, all of my gobots, all of my gi joes, and all of my transformers. All that survived was 1 star wars book, 6 figures, and a good size stack of star wars cards. I don't know why some survived. Lesson: take your stuff with you when you leave for college, especially if your sister is the anti-hoarder. Recently I fell for a "factory error." But for the most part, it's been good. It is like a treasure hunt for me. I'm always looking for rarer variants and odd balls. My favorites are still my childhood 6.

I agree, I can hardly pass up buying another of the few I had, I probably have at least 4 each of the ones I had growing up - funny thing memories!
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