Prized possession?

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by Dowbocop » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:18 am

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Wrathy wrote:Some of my Pokemon cards are worth hundreds each, so any of the collector value cards or cards with a particularly significant run of tournament results fall into this bracket. The collection as a whole is just really pleasing to have since it's brought so many fantastic memories and connected me with a lot of very good people.

If I had to pick one, it would be this Charizard - I discovered it in my parent's attic a few years ago, more or less totally unprotected, because when I got it as a kid I didn't really know how significant it was or anything. Basically in 2002 they reprinted the original set of cards and introduced these reverse holofoils for the first time ever, so this is like... one of the rarest and most desirable Charizard cards that exists. Last time I checked this condition on eBay it had sold for £350 but if it was marginally better (there are some scratches and light marks to it, a consequence of me being a young kid when I first owned it) you could multiply that by 10 easily.



I don't collect Pokemon cards anymore, but i do still have one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Psa-9-Shinin ... SwQahemFH0

Back in the day, my then penpal sent me an issue of Corocoro comics, and it was included as a free gift.


Best I can do is £30.


I'm not selling. 8-)


You drive a hard bargain! £35 it is, and that's my final offer.


Still not selling. :toot:

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Joer » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:35 am

Mines probably by book of memories of my Mum. I think I’ve posted about it before but I’ve got an atrocious memory already at 29 so I’ve started to document all kinds of memories I’ve got of my Mum so I don’t forget things going forward.

I can never spend too long filling it in as it’s obviously an emotional experience so I’m only about 25 pages in currently, but I’m so glad I started to do it.

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Superfurryfox64 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:28 am

My collection of flesh lights

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by Trelliz » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:41 am

I have quite a few old/rare boardgames and wargames boxes/books, several of which have all or most of their card components still unpunched or are in great condition.

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Carlos » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:07 pm

Trelliz wrote:I have quite a few old/rare boardgames and wargames boxes/books, several of which have all or most of their card components still unpunched or are in great condition.


One of my most cherished possessions is a converted Abaddon the Despoiler mini from 40k my dad used to use as his HQ in every single game. My dad is still around but we stopped playing 40k a few years ago. I realised it was taking up far too much of my time so I just donated all my models to charity :fp: and put it away. I kept 2 models: Abaddon and an Eldar Scout model from 1st Edition 40k that was my favourite from my old army. I keep it in my shoebox of memories together with loads of old correspondance from Uni, letters, birthday cards, curios and mementos. That would be the first thing I saved in a fire after my family.

I'd also add my old Joe 90 briefcase which is home to my complete collection of Mini Boglins including the full set given away free with Kelloggs Frosties in 1994. The kids have expressed an interest but the Joe 90 case is getting buried with me.

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by Trelliz » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:54 pm

Carlos wrote:I realised it was taking up far too much of my time so I just donated all my models to charity :fp:


On the one hand that makes me sad, on the other I've had some amazing finds from people doing the same so it balances out in the middle.

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by PatSharpsMullet » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:13 pm

Mine's my sense of direction. I'd be lost without it.

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Rax » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:57 am

I dont have a particular single possession really but Ill never part with my Lego, I will likely pass it on to my kids someday but even then Ill make sure they dont just lose it everywhere and gooseberry fool. Im also quite proud of my viedogame collection, its not massive or in perfect condiditon (context thread) but I still have every game I owned. With digital purchases becoming more and more a part of gaming I cant see it growing much bigger so its nice to still have the physical copies around, even if theyre currently tucked away in the attic.

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:39 am

I wear a steel washer on a silver necklace, the washer taken from where it was left out in my Grandad's garage/workshop when he passed away a couple of years ago. I have other sentimental things but this is my most treasured, and it's the only one with me almost all of the time.

In terms of both expensive and prized, it's probably the boring vidoegame console answer, probably one of my handhelds :lol: Most things sentimental are relatively cheap or actually worthless!

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by <]:^D » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:07 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:Mine's my sense of direction. I'd be lost without it.

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Cuttooth » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:11 pm

I suppose the sensible answer is my camera gear, but I don’t there’s anything, even that, which I would miss that much if I had to get rid of it.

Maybe I need nicer things.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:14 pm

I have a watch my dad gave me on my 21st, and a watch and cufflinks of my granddad's that my family gave me when he died. Everything else is probably replaceable, although I should do better data backups.

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by <]:^D » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:16 pm

i dont think i have anything that couldnt be replaced (no 1 of 1 items), although at some cost

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Prototype » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:31 am

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Wrathy wrote:Some of my Pokemon cards are worth hundreds each, so any of the collector value cards or cards with a particularly significant run of tournament results fall into this bracket. The collection as a whole is just really pleasing to have since it's brought so many fantastic memories and connected me with a lot of very good people.

If I had to pick one, it would be this Charizard - I discovered it in my parent's attic a few years ago, more or less totally unprotected, because when I got it as a kid I didn't really know how significant it was or anything. Basically in 2002 they reprinted the original set of cards and introduced these reverse holofoils for the first time ever, so this is like... one of the rarest and most desirable Charizard cards that exists. Last time I checked this condition on eBay it had sold for £350 but if it was marginally better (there are some scratches and light marks to it, a consequence of me being a young kid when I first owned it) you could multiply that by 10 easily.



I just found all my cards and looked on ebay to see that I had a few rare ones. Togetic and Misty's Gyarados for example. They are going on ebay soon!

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:46 am

I said "PhD thesis" on page 1 when what I actually meant was "N64 collection."

Cumberdanes wrote:The only thing I can think of is my GCSE C in Resistant Materials. I hated the subject and only did it because you had to take one technology class, I suffered through 2 years of an arsehole teacher telling me every week that I was going to fail the subject as I wasn't working hard enough and despite a promising practical project my coursework wasn't up to scratch.

A C is my weakest GCSE grade but it's the one I'm most proud of as I just had to prove him wrong and saw it as sending him one last 'strawberry float you!'. banana split had the nerve to whisper in my ear at the GCSE presentation night 'I got you through that exam'.


On further reflection, I think my original answer has a bit of this in it as well. When I was in primary 6(I think you southerners call it year 5) I had a teacher who told me a few times that I'd never amount to anything because I didn't know how to concentrate and would never learn. The PhD is a massive strawberry float you to her really. Especially because I had already finished it when I found out about having ADHD, which explains the concentration thing. :lol:

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by Trelliz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:56 am

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This is a recent one, a resin Armorcast Warhound titan for 40k. In the early 90s a small handful of essentially garage companies produced a licensed range of upscaled Epic vehicles/walkers, only for a few years and only originally for sale in the US. They normally sell for a decent amount but found this for a really good price.


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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Drumstick » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:57 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:I said "PhD thesis" on page 1 when what I actually meant was "N64 collection."

:lol: :wub:

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Rex Kramer » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:58 am

I'm pretty certain I've got a Magic the Gathering Black Lotus card that I got in an original set years ago. Supposedly worth thousands. Only issue is, I can't find the strawberry floating thing. :fp:

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PostRe: Prized possession?
by Wrathy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 pm

Prototype wrote:[facebook][/facebook]
Wrathy wrote:Some of my Pokemon cards are worth hundreds each, so any of the collector value cards or cards with a particularly significant run of tournament results fall into this bracket. The collection as a whole is just really pleasing to have since it's brought so many fantastic memories and connected me with a lot of very good people.

If I had to pick one, it would be this Charizard - I discovered it in my parent's attic a few years ago, more or less totally unprotected, because when I got it as a kid I didn't really know how significant it was or anything. Basically in 2002 they reprinted the original set of cards and introduced these reverse holofoils for the first time ever, so this is like... one of the rarest and most desirable Charizard cards that exists. Last time I checked this condition on eBay it had sold for £350 but if it was marginally better (there are some scratches and light marks to it, a consequence of me being a young kid when I first owned it) you could multiply that by 10 easily.



I just found all my cards and looked on ebay to see that I had a few rare ones. Togetic and Misty's Gyarados for example. They are going on ebay soon!


You have to be quite specific about printings and conditions but if they're in decent nick now is an excellent time to sell! the market has exploded in the last 9 months or so, a lot of big rollers are moving into the hobby and demand has shot through the roof :D

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by Prototype » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:03 am

Wrathy wrote:
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Wrathy wrote:Some of my Pokemon cards are worth hundreds each, so any of the collector value cards or cards with a particularly significant run of tournament results fall into this bracket. The collection as a whole is just really pleasing to have since it's brought so many fantastic memories and connected me with a lot of very good people.

If I had to pick one, it would be this Charizard - I discovered it in my parent's attic a few years ago, more or less totally unprotected, because when I got it as a kid I didn't really know how significant it was or anything. Basically in 2002 they reprinted the original set of cards and introduced these reverse holofoils for the first time ever, so this is like... one of the rarest and most desirable Charizard cards that exists. Last time I checked this condition on eBay it had sold for £350 but if it was marginally better (there are some scratches and light marks to it, a consequence of me being a young kid when I first owned it) you could multiply that by 10 easily.



I just found all my cards and looked on ebay to see that I had a few rare ones. Togetic and Misty's Gyarados for example. They are going on ebay soon!


You have to be quite specific about printings and conditions but if they're in decent nick now is an excellent time to sell! the market has exploded in the last 9 months or so, a lot of big rollers are moving into the hobby and demand has shot through the roof :D


I've got a set of 15 shinys up just now sitting at £51.

A Misty's Gyarados and a Erika's Venusaur both sitting at £30 each :shock:

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