My name is Matt and I'm a collecting addict. For whatever reason I've always been a collector. I still to this day have toys in their original boxes from my childhood. I guess I just liked the act of owning something that reflected my interests at the time, but never really had a desire to play with the toys. Here are a few things that I've kept over the years still in their original boxes. Most of the pictures I'm stealing off of eBay as these are in storage in my basement.
I really miss Starting Lineups. The McFarlane figures are super nice, but the simplicity and price point of the Starting Lineups were key to me as a kid spending his hard earned snow shoveling money.
Fast forward to today and I'm still an active collector of all types of items. I think most of us are in the same boat with storage so I don't add as near as much as I used to. I would say 90% of non card items added are of the stadium giveaway variety. I probably have over 100 items just from the Pirates.
My non sports collections are pretty much nil these days (back to that space issue again). My sole vice has been Walking Dead figures. I've pieced together the first two series of the Mcfarlane version.
I'm kind of at a crossroads on what to do with the starting lineups and wrestling figures. My wife is super cool about my collecting habits, but I can tell she doesn't like every item that I've owned in my life still in our house.
Will I ever stop buying these kind of items......probably not. I'm such a sucker for stadium giveaways that it will probably be a constant problem. The goal is to make sure I cycle through the old stuff that doesn't really fit my collecting habits, or I could just win the powerball. That would make things much easier in terms of space. I can see my wife asking me if I thought about what I'm going to do with all those figures. I'll just point to my Powerball tickets and say, "problem solved."
Thanks for reading!