Friday, May 01, 2009

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Collectors have a tendency to focus so much on the acquisition, that sometimes they forget to actually enjoy the item once it lands in their collection. Looking through my hobby room recently, I found small piles of stuff I forgot I had purchased! You know how it goes... the package comes in the door, you open it after dinner, you set it aside to look at it again later... and before you know it, "later" is 2 years.

So, I'm trying to dedicate myself to focusing on enjoying what I collect more than falling into the trap of being a collecting automaton mindlessly checking things off a want list.

Here's a book I pulled from a pile. What a fun read! Avengers #52, May 1968.

What makes this story so special is that I first encountered it as a reprint in the Avengers Marvel Treasury Edition #7 (1974), which I still have the tattered original that bears my 6 year old signature across the cover.


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3 comments:

kevin said...

Or collectible dealers often have aa hard time parting/selling an extra nice acquisition.

Operator_99 said...

You are so right, that can certainly happen. One of the nice things about publishing a blog on your interests/collection is that it forces you (or me at least) to go through the collection for posts. I am always weeding through our mags and cards, etc. for info.

Glad to see your posting activity on the rise again.

BlowUpTheMoon said...

I liked the title of your post.