Do you collect something?

@Jhordie (5116)
Philippines
June 2, 2009 9:49am CST
I do have a collection of CARDS (like marvel cards), Comic books, stamps, books and now CAPS. I do feel happy everytime a new item is added on my collection. How about you guys... what are you collecting at the moment? Let us see if what you are collecting is the same thing as what we are also collecting.
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@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
2 Jun 09
Concert ticket stubs. From the very first concert I went with friends, Kiss, I have the ticket stub to almost every concert I've been to. I say with friends because my Aunt took me and my sister to see the Monkees. That was actually my first concert. Then sometime later, my uncle took me to see Steppenwolf, with one ofr the warm up groups being Alice Cooper. I don't have the stub to either one of those. The ticket for the Kiss concert was $6.50 per ticket. There was no ticketmaster or anything, so there was no service charges. At last last count, which was 10 years ago, I had been to over 200 concerts. I still collect them, but being unemployed, I haven't been to a concert for awhile. But I wojuldn't be surprised if my number of concerts attended have come close to the 300 mark.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
no doubt... you are a one-of-a-kind and nobody can replace you :)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I thought I was the only one to do this! I hold on to my movie and theatre ticket stubs as well--eventually I would like to make a collage or put them in photo albums with pictures of the friends I saw the movie with (yes, I remember most of them...sad, huh?)
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@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
2 Jun 09
No, because the same with me on those concert tickets for awhile. I could look at the ticket stub which way back, you didn't get the part that showed the group. I could look atr the stub, look at the seats and know which concert it was and who I went with. I also have a movie ticket stub - it's the movie that me and my girlfriend went to on our first date.
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@freedomg (1684)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Anything about the Burning Man art festival, and anything glow in the dark. I am even considering buying a glow in the dark fish I saw at walmart. Heeehee I know it's silly but I love that stuff.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
A live glow in the dark fish or just a toy??? I do love glow in the dark objects as well... those things that we can put on the wall or hang on the ceilling... and when I trun the lights off I'll see thosoe objects glowing all over the place. :)
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@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I used to collect postage stamps. It was just a hobby. Unfortunately there was typhoon one time and my whole collection got damage. It was beyond recovery. So I have stopped collecting them already.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I bet you were not that furious or frustrated when it happened... because it is just a simple hobby of yours.
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@KrauseHome (36682)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I used to collect Sports Cards and even sold them for many yrs. at Sports Card shows, etc. I still have over 10,000 probably on hand I would say as well. But now the main things I collect, is anything Winnie The Pooh or Angels. I now have about 6 angels in ceramics and planning on adding to them as I can.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I was about to collect angels too due to a group here in my country named "Angel Connections"wherein you intend to give your friends an angel as a gift and they will give one angel for you as well... but It suddenly stopped when I was about to start. Too bad wasn't able to even start collecting it.
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@airakumar (1555)
• India
24 Jun 09
I have a collection of greeting cards. Whenever I feel lil'low I just open all the cards and feel better. I love to do so.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
It has a somewhat therapeutic effect on the person reading its message as long as the message is intended for that person reading it.
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@rymebristol (1787)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
i like collecting anime stuffs like action figures, wallscrolls, keychains, vinyl figures and so much more as long as it's related to anime. i consider myself as an otaku or someone who is addicted to anything and everything about anime. as of now i want to collect anime costumes so that i can use it on Cosplay events LOL!
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
You are ONE GREAT OTAKU that I know of... I am hoping you'll remain happy with your collection for the entire lifetime. Hope to see you someday my dear friend and see your collections as well.
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
I have my own colection of Cards too but those are playing cards. Since I am a magician it's nice to have various deck of cards with different backs. I also collect stuff which are related to magic. I collect books too usually comic books or anything that is written in French or Spanish.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Really? Comic books in a foreign language?! very unique indeed! Are you doing that just to be well versed and fluent on using both French and Spanish languages? And about the stuff related to magic... it is really obvious because of the icon you are using right now. :) LOL
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@gongchhua (272)
• China
2 Jun 09
I used to collect stamp. But now I don't collect anything.Actually, collecting is very interesting and you can find many friends who also like to collect the same with you. you can share the views and experience with each other. Maybe I should keep stamps.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
why not... if it gives you enjoyment in seing your collections grow
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• United States
2 Jun 09
I collect frogs..no not real ones. I have a collection of over 500 different frog items. I started collecting them about ten years ago. I have some from Las Vegas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. I just went a few years ago and bought a bigger curio cabinet and gave my old one to my husband to use for his items and already I am outgrowing this curio. I have to stack some of them on top of one another for right now till I get a new one.
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@bunnybon7 (46755)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jun 09
oh i did also. now i have tons that have to be put in a yard sale or something. my sons gf says theres no room for all my stuff. i've collected many many things, paper dolls, dolls, frogs, bunnies, betty boop stuff, etc. now i have to get rid of it and it hurts to do that.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
Nice... if you like I'll send one from my country... it is made from a real one that was preserved and made into a purse or just a decor... just PM me your ead and let see how can I send it to you... if you just like
• United States
10 Jun 09
OMG Jhordie, that would be amazing...I would love you forever I swear. I am always looking for unique frogs. Thank so much!
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I have collected hippos for over 30 years........no, not the real thing!! lol I have hippo "things" all over my place, and got rid of some when I moved almost 6 years ago from a 5 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment. I know that I now have over 300, but I haven't counted lately. I have candles, stuffed animals (plushies), china, wooden, candy, Pez, plaster, wooden, etc. I also have a collection of post cards, cardboard boxes that are round, oval and heart shaped and a HUGE music collection that includes cd's, cassettes, 8-tracks and albums. I have over 200 cd's alone and probably at least that many albums.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
WOAH... HUGE numbers of collections you have there... I couldn't believe you were able to collect as many as what you already have. :)
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
2 Jun 09
My mom collects Salt and Pepper shakers. I'd say she has well over 500 sets and growing. My roommate collects beanie babies. My dad collects anything Dallas Cowboys and I collect angels.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
All of those collections are WONDERFUL and I do hope to see those collections for real. :) Especially your mom's salt and pepper shakers whcih is kinda unusual for me
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
I do not collect anythng but I do have a number of websites that might be called a kind of collection except that I work on them and try to make them pretty and give them content, anything that comes to my mind. I do know that it is very gratifying to have something like a collection. Cheers!!
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
A different collection I guess and still as you said gives us pleasure in having one. KUDOS to you my friend
@maezee (41050)
• United States
2 Jun 09
As a kid, I used to collect sea shells and bottle caps. I LOVED them. These days - I don't really collect anything, except for foreign currency & coins. I think they're totally fascinating to look at! I have ones from China, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, old Iraq ones, and a couple of other countries.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
I forgot to include coins on my collections... I got China, US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Old coins of my country and some coins which I am not familiar of. LOL I am glad to know you are still ejoying your wonderful collection
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I used to collect Yugioh cards a long time ago, I don't collect any new ones anymore, but I still got some of the first ones. Maybe in 50 years they will be worth something...
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
That is what I am thinking of... the reason I collected comic books is that I know it'll someday worth HUGE money due to collectors who are willing to pay just to get an item
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@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
10 Jun 09
i honestly dont collect anything!!! i used to collect polished rocks, but then someone stole them all from me. so now i dont really collect anything...hmmm except stuff i dont need.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
polished rocks??? really?! what kind of polished rock is it?
@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
15 Jun 09
they were all kinds...just different pretty rocks...that they would polish to make them look really shiny and pretty...im not sure how to explain it.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
Okay... I have a picture of it already in my mind. thanks... Now I know what to give you on your birthday. :) pretty inexpensive LOL
@celticeagle (124391)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 09
Yes, I do! I collect frogs, unique unicorns, rare books, book marks, victorian stationery and other items I like from that era, and brass book ends. I love them all. It takes room and mine has had to be condensed. One nice thing about moving you can sort out the old stuff and acquire new things instead. Lets see who all collects what I do.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
about the frogs.. if you like I can send you some unque coin purse made of a real frog skin??? There are a lot of it in my place. Just tell me and I could buy that for you... an addition to your collection
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@celticeagle (124391)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jun 09
Thanks for the offer. I think a real frog skin would gross me out. Thanks though.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
at first I thought it was gross but as I see it and feel it... its not like holding the STILL WITH LIFE frog... it is dried already with no foul smell. Just like an ordinary leather of any wallet or purse that we normally have.
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• Bahrain
3 Jun 09
I collect playing cards, like yugioh and stuff.. and I probably could be considered a book collector too; I don't buy them with the intention of simply collecting but to actually read them, but I still would never let go of a book I bought, I like seeing my personal library grow =P so that might be collecting too. And I'm not sure if this counts but, I could be a collector of video games too o.o considering how many hundreds I've got XD
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
YOU ARE A 100% BOOK, VIDEO GAMES and PLAYING CARDS COLLECTOR!!! No doubt about it! And I am happy knowing that you love what you are doing and that is what matters in collecting things... our enjoyment and love for it!
• Bahrain
11 Jun 09
yep yep^w^ I LOVE collecting things, although my room ends up looking like a mess I still love seeing my favourite collections around=P I've got 500+ cards, books close to a hundred or so (am sure bookworms have a much larger collection than that though xD) and 1000+ games of all sorts:D mostly video games. It's fun! collecting things, as long as it doesn't unnecessarily put a load on your budget, I do use them anyways -except some of the cards- so they're not "wasted"=P
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Plus the fact you are actually using it makes our collections worthy of being collected. Hope you'll double or even triple all of your collections at hand. :)
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I love collecting troll dolls. I loved these dolls since i was a kid. I bought some for my daughter when she was a kid. She try to sell them at a garage sale when she thought she was too old for them anymore but i kept them. Thats when i started collecting them. I have found some of the houses on ebay too. I always wanted one when i was a kid. Now i have 4 different ones. My cat Bubba loves them too. His eyes get all big when he see them. He has gotten ahold of some extras that were in the grand kids toy box. Made them bald. I took all the trolls out of the toy box now. And stashed the bald ones and their hair in a box to be glued back on. One morning i woke up to all the hair in my bedroom leading to the box he somehow figured how to open the box. I dont even know how he knew where they were.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
Pretty an intelligent cat... but pretty annoying specially if it is destroying your precious collections. I pity your trolls. :(
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
15 Jun 09
No the ones the cat got were in the toy box. Not part of the collection. Anyway they are easy to fix. Just glue the hair back on.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
okay... but better keep your collections away from that wise cat of yours and you'll be happy for the rest of your life with all of your precious troll collections. :)
@glesil_00 (1143)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
If there are sales, I want to have books about programming language. The one i have now is visual basic programming language and looking for other books relaterd to this. I also collect pictures of my fav singers that i uploaded in my friendster account. Sometimes i print it out black and white.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
we both love books though a different kind I guess and you seem to be a fan of many great singers... good luck with your collections... nice choices. :)
@glesil_00 (1143)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
Thanks Jhordie. I am also collecting foreign coins. I have euro cent, and Hongkong cent,and won. Five and ten cents of our own money too. Latest collection is Recordable cd. Just want to collect this for future back up to save files, but most preferably to be used to burn songs of my favorite singers.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
I am really happy for you my dear friend... enjoy your collections. How about philippine peso... want some? I'll send you if you like but help me to send it to you
@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I forgot something... I don't consider it "collecting" as such, but I've been running in races for many years, and save the bib numbers from the races. For now they're just sitting around in boxes and file folders, but eventually I want to figure out a way to display them.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
What kind of races... short distance or marathon? I am into running as well. :) Good to know another runner here.
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@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I did one marathon, many years ago, but all the other races are shorter. I'll do different distances from 5K to half marathon, but most of the races I've done are 5 miles or 10K, since those are the most popular distances. After the race I try to remember to write on the back of the bib number the date of the race and my time. How far do you run?
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
never done Marathon but I guess I am still young and will be able to do that as well. I am into short distance running but done a 5k last year and was forced to train in a long distance like that. Very tiring but very rewarding.