Decisions, decisions. With two babies on the way, and the need for both space and money, I am finally getting off my butt and taking some tentative steps into the world of eBaying — beginning with a couple of redundant items from my CD and DVD collections. Meanwhile, I am wondering what to do with items like the ones depicted above and below: sell, keep for now, or toss out?
For some reason, I was never much of a Star Wars action-figure collector when I was young. I got several when the first movie was still pretty new — the three above being the only ones whose whereabouts I still know — but I never got around to getting any of the Empire or Jedi toys. I did, however, make a point of collecting the entire Return of the Jedi bubble-gum-card set, and I believe I held on to all my doubles and triples as well. (I think I got up to six copies of a Lando Calrissian card before the set was complete.)
Anyway, some of my friends are telling me to hold on to these toys just a little longer, and to let them “appreciate”.
Meanwhile, I have to get rid of a number of the papers, magazines and other periodicals that I’ve been stockpiling, and that probably includes the first year or two or three of Premiere magazines; the very first issue ever, pictured here, came out near the end of my final year of high school, in 1987, and is still in extremely good condition (few or no wrinkles, fingerprints, etc.).
It’s scary to think that I’ve had that magazine for more than half my lifetime, now, but at any rate, I have a sentimental attachment to it, and would rather sell it and its successors than toss them. However, I haven’t a clue if there are any collectors out there who would want to snap it up, either individually or in a set.
Anyway, first I’ll learn the eBay ropes by selling those other items.