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Offline All-Brain

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1505 on: December 18, 2019, 12:27:48 PM »
those are WAY too cool, I'm so happy you got 'em!
Thanks Pauly
 Im super grateful I was able to win them.

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1506 on: December 18, 2019, 02:44:05 PM »
Here you go.





Thanks Jeff, I appreciate that. Very cool item!

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« Reply #1507 on: December 22, 2019, 03:18:33 AM »
I did a lot of upgrading yesterday!  Here are some of the highlights:









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« Reply #1508 on: December 22, 2019, 04:00:08 AM »
Nice Pat! The Run Tony TB is very nicely centered, tough to find.

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« Reply #1509 on: December 22, 2019, 05:54:48 AM »
Nice Pat! The Run Tony TB is very nicely centered, tough to find.

I was really happy to be able to get that one.  I also really like the Campy.  These two were also especially good upgrades for me - my Run Tony TB was a 6, and my Campy was a 7.

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« Reply #1510 on: January 08, 2020, 03:57:20 PM »
Fortunately, with wackys there is never any hope of reaching the top spot, so it forces one to just put together a set they are happy with.

Man, what kind of work are you guys all doing that you can afford to put together multiple PSA diecut sets?  I was collecting the original art for a while (which I miss), but had to let it all go as the cost of living in So. Cal. just doesn't allow for high-end Wacky collecting while supporting a family, too.  When you're single, of course, you can just eat Graft mac&cheese while staring at your collection.

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« Reply #1511 on: January 08, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
Man, what kind of work are you guys all doing that you can afford to put together multiple PSA diecut sets?  I was collecting the original art for a while (which I miss), but had to let it all go as the cost of living in So. Cal. just doesn't allow for high-end Wacky collecting while supporting a family, too.  When you're single, of course, you can just eat Graft mac&cheese while staring at your collection.

I can't speak for any one else, but I am working on just one PSA diecut set.  I have some extras from upgrading, but that's not a "second set" it's just extras I want to trade off, or sell.

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« Reply #1512 on: January 08, 2020, 05:48:40 PM »
I can't speak for any one else, but I am working on just one PSA diecut set.  I have some extras from upgrading, but that's not a "second set" it's just extras I want to trade off, or sell.

Iím not sure what he is talking about ďmultiple sets.Ē  Though there is a wealthy collector who does have a set for each of his kids. I hope he is not too disappointed when they donít care about it at all.

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« Reply #1513 on: January 09, 2020, 12:34:21 AM »
Iím not sure what he is talking about ďmultiple sets.Ē  Though there is a wealthy collector who does have a set for each of his kids. I hope he is not too disappointed when they donít care about it at all.

I hope his kids don't care about it at all and I end up with a nice Ratz!!

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« Reply #1514 on: January 09, 2020, 03:09:58 PM »
I hope he is not too disappointed when they donít care about it at all.

My dad grew up with very little, so after he retired, he "collected" all sorts of stuff.  While cleaning out their house these past few months, I realized how I cared very little about anything he collected and gladly donated most of it and gave away other things to friends.  It really made me wonder how much my kids will care about my collections.  They certainly aren't into Wacky Packages, baseball cards, or anything else I have.  Maybe my grandson who's only six will want them; he likes almost everything that his "Papa" likes.

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« Reply #1515 on: January 15, 2020, 03:36:49 PM »
I wish I had all the comic books & sports cars my dad had (before his mom tossed them when he was at college).  I was jazzed to get to play with some of the stuff he kept when I was a kid, though... vintage slot-car set, and all sorts of toys that would be labeled as dangerous now I'm sure.  It's the screens, though.  That's why kids don't care about anything they can't swipe with their finger or click with a remote.  The telephone, TV, movie theaters, and board games were no match for Wackys and bikes and camping back then.  They were all just some of many things to do in a day.  Once kids get indoctrinated into screen-culture and have their own iPhone or iPad with Instagram and YouTube... it's all over.  (I work in education, so we see the lasting effects of it first hand)... They're checked out.  Zombified.  Black Mirror.

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« Reply #1516 on: January 18, 2020, 09:13:07 AM »
I wish I had all the comic books & sports cars my dad had (before his mom tossed them when he was at college).  I was jazzed to get to play with some of the stuff he kept when I was a kid, though... vintage slot-car set, and all sorts of toys that would be labeled as dangerous now I'm sure.  It's the screens, though.  That's why kids don't care about anything they can't swipe with their finger or click with a remote.  The telephone, TV, movie theaters, and board games were no match for Wackys and bikes and camping back then.  They were all just some of many things to do in a day.  Once kids get indoctrinated into screen-culture and have their own iPhone or iPad with Instagram and YouTube... it's all over.  (I work in education, so we see the lasting effects of it first hand)... They're checked out.  Zombified.  Black Mirror.

I listen to a lot of talk radio and I've been hearing more and more about the lasting effects of too much screen time. Sadly, the kids are just mimicking what they see from adults; total addiction to screen time. I was sitting in a waiting area recently when a father and two kids came in. They sat across from me and all three promptly took out their phones. For twenty minutes they were engrossed in their phones and never said a word to each other. I've also noticed the same thing at restaurants. A large group of people sitting at a table all looking at their phones. Sad.

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« Reply #1517 on: January 19, 2020, 02:31:52 AM »
I listen to a lot of talk radio and I've been hearing more and more about the lasting effects of too much screen time. Sadly, the kids are just mimicking what they see from adults; total addiction to screen time. I was sitting in a waiting area recently when a father and two kids came in. They sat across from me and all three promptly took out their phones. For twenty minutes they were engrossed in their phones and never said a word to each other. I've also noticed the same thing at restaurants. A large group of people sitting at a table all looking at their phones. Sad.

I was waiting for my car to be repaired, alongside a father and his son, who appeared to be about 4.  They guy was fixated on the phone, and the poor kid kept reaching for his dad's arm, and trying to get his attention.  It was heart wrenching to hear that little boy pleading "Daddy, please look at me!"

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« Reply #1518 on: January 19, 2020, 06:15:45 AM »
I was waiting for my car to be repaired, alongside a father and his son, who appeared to be about 4.  They guy was fixated on the phone, and the poor kid kept reaching for his dad's arm, and trying to get his attention.  It was heart wrenching to hear that little boy pleading "Daddy, please look at me!"

Maybe dad was hogging the little boy's phone?

All kidding aside, I've seen a lot of the same phone phenomenon - families at restaurants, couples on a dinner date, groups of visitors at the museum or aquarium or zoo - and I have to say I just don't get it.  What's the point of going out anywhere if your just going to entirely ignore your surroundings?  Strange.

To be fair, however, these people look at me just as strangely when I tell them the only phone I own is located at my house with a wire that runs into the wall.
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« Reply #1519 on: January 19, 2020, 06:45:51 AM »
Maybe dad was hogging the little boy's phone?

All kidding aside, I've seen a lot of the same phone phenomenon - families at restaurants, couples on a dinner date, groups of visitors at the museum or aquarium or zoo - and I have to say I just don't get it.  What's the point of going out anywhere if your just going to entirely ignore your surroundings?  Strange.

To be fair, however, these people look at me just as strangely when I tell them the only phone I own is located at my house with a wire that runs into the wall.

I'm going to start a separate topic in the non-Wacky section for this.

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« Reply #1520 on: January 24, 2020, 04:27:56 PM »
I was waiting for my car to be repaired, alongside a father and his son, who appeared to be about 4.  They guy was fixated on the phone, and the poor kid kept reaching for his dad's arm, and trying to get his attention.  It was heart wrenching to hear that little boy pleading "Daddy, please look at me!"

How sad.

 

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