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(Psychology Today)   Your Garbage Pail Kid collection doesn't make you rich, it makes you lonely   (psychologytoday.com) divider line
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2022-11-28 3:37:39 PM  
I may be "lonely," but those 37 human heads in my freezer are an important monument to my favorite weekend activities over the years.
 
2022-11-28 4:52:42 PM  

beezeltown: I may be "lonely," but those 37 human heads in my freezer are an important monument to my favorite weekend activities over the years.


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2022-11-28 4:53:43 PM  
Thanks for reminding me one more time that I am a hoarder. fark you for not liking the things I like and in the quantities I require.
 
2022-11-28 4:53:57 PM  
i have series 1 thru like 14..... Series 3 onward are 100% complete.   I already determined some years back, by looking at ebay, the sentimental novelty is probably worth more than the cards will ever be.  I'm probably more proud of my Mad Magazines, though those are probably worth even less.
 
2022-11-28 4:54:54 PM  
I don't need any damn collection to feel that way.
 
2022-11-28 4:55:00 PM  
Some collectors just like things.  Others have a compulsion (hoarding).  Some have a mix of both, plus a desire to be wealthy or appear wealthy by owning stuff.

Me?  Part of me would like to have more 19th Century stuff for living history events, but most of me likes living minimally.
 
2022-11-28 4:56:40 PM  
The hunt and thrill of finding rare things, or things that make you happy.


Used to collect rare dishes, crockery, pyrex, mid century glass etc until I realized I had run out of room for things.

Now I still have a rare hunt but only buy grail pieces.

Anyone want to buy some vintage Pyrex?
 
2022-11-28 5:00:10 PM  
Your collection of bootleg Barry Manilow live shows on cassette isn't a cry for help, it just shows your passion.
 
2022-11-28 5:02:27 PM  
Hobbies can go too far: film at 11
 
2022-11-28 5:02:31 PM  
People like to collect the things they enjoy. Like many other things, it can be healthy or unhealthy. The difference is a matter of degree.

Pic somewhat related and stolen from another Farker who has not received enough praise for it.

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2022-11-28 5:03:43 PM  
My bicycle collection says good day sir.

/i said good day
//n+1 is the correct number of bicycles
 
2022-11-28 5:07:56 PM  
If your partner collects toe nail clippings and pubic hair, get out man.

You're already farked.
 
2022-11-28 5:08:20 PM  
FTFA: Loneliness has become an epidemic.

We have spent the last fifty years being programmed to fear every other human on the planet in the name of political power and you are just noticing this now?
 
2022-11-28 5:10:37 PM  
*Looks at number of greenlights in profile*

My Preeeeeeecccciiiiioooouuuuusssss

*rocks back and forth while silent crying*
 
2022-11-28 5:11:19 PM  

Gordon Bennett: People like to collect the things they enjoy. Like many other things, it can be healthy or unhealthy. The difference is a matter of degree.


So where does my 72.873 TB of porn fall...?
 
2022-11-28 5:13:46 PM  
Look, capitalism is a dumpster fire. Let people enjoy things. JFC.
 
2022-11-28 5:14:41 PM  
Bite me Dr Karen, I'm keeping the records.
 
2022-11-28 5:17:38 PM  
Maybe people care a lot about the Garbage Pail Kids because they never lie?  Ever thought about that?
 
2022-11-28 5:22:02 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: The hunt and thrill of finding rare things, or things that make you happy.


Used to collect rare dishes, crockery, pyrex, mid century glass etc until I realized I had run out of room for things.

Now I still have a rare hunt but only buy grail pieces.

Anyone want to buy some vintage Pyrex?


Actually I am mildly interested in the vintage pyrex, since the quality of modern pyrex is worse than the vintage
 
2022-11-28 5:22:39 PM  

Recoil Therapy: So where does my 72.873 TB of porn fall...?


That's backup for in case the internet dies, or the prudes take over, etc.
 
2022-11-28 5:23:24 PM  
Yes, you probably collect stamps or coins or records because you're lonely.  How awful that must be, to have time for thoughts of your own creation.....

What's wrong with you?
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2022-11-28 5:24:06 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Gordon Bennett: People like to collect the things they enjoy. Like many other things, it can be healthy or unhealthy. The difference is a matter of degree.

So where does my 72.873 TB of porn fall...?


It says you're an amateur.
 
2022-11-28 5:25:33 PM  
I should probably offload my Magic cards soon.
 
2022-11-28 5:26:19 PM  
I got rid of all my collections except a nature book collection and my cd collection during my last move.  I am moving again next year, and probably dropping those collections too, as I have not taken them out of storage in the past 7 years.

/less is more
 
2022-11-28 5:27:06 PM  

Salmon: If your partner collects toe nail clippings and pubic hair, get out man.

You're already farked.


Check it out.....Madonna's Pap smear......
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2022-11-28 5:28:44 PM  
Maybe you should try talking to yours, Subby.  They can be quite loquacious if you give them a chance!
 
2022-11-28 5:33:55 PM  
The Police - So Lonely
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2022-11-28 5:37:55 PM  

Billy Liar: Yes, you probably collect stamps or coins or records because you're lonely.  How awful that must be, to have time for thoughts of your own creation.....

What's wrong with you?
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2022-11-28 5:41:08 PM  

T.rex: i have series 1 thru like 14..... Series 3 onward are 100% complete.   I already determined some years back, by looking at ebay, the sentimental novelty is probably worth more than the cards will ever be.  I'm probably more proud of my Mad Magazines, though those are probably worth even less.


You'd be surprised about the value of the GPK cards. The first card (Nasty Nick) goes for $100 on its own, plus or minus... mostly plus... if it's in good or bad condition. Psychopaths grade them and a high grade is worth much more. The entire first series is worth $2-$3 a card on its own. The value drops rapidly as the series progress, but there is value there.

Unlike when I bought 1000+ cards for $60 shipped in 2000 or 2001. It was a better time when people didn't care about the stuff I cared about when I was younger and I cared about before they did. I ended up going through the dupes and made $500-$600 2 years ago and still kept series 1 through 9 for myself (like T.rex, all complete except series 1, 2 and 5 in my case).

I bought all those cards because my brown paper bag of cards with either thrown out by my teacher at my catholic grammar school or some dickhead stole it. Same for all the videogames I own - it's for that rush of endorphins when I buy something and then being able to stare it organized on my shelf. Not OCD but my anal retentiveness sings when I go down to the gameroom.

Loneliness? lol. I'll accept being a hoarder before I accept that.
 
2022-11-28 5:50:10 PM  
"a sample of 361 participants (78 percent women)"

so, 79 guys - that's a pretty small sample size to draw from, but it sure makes sense and explains why I keep all the damn seasons I torrent but will never watch again 😑

/30+Tb and rising
//and the auction wins of multiples of assorted crap I might as well buy a dozen of,
///even though I really only need one right now.
////I might need more of them at some point
 
2022-11-28 6:00:54 PM  
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2022-11-28 6:08:54 PM  

T.rex: i have series 1 thru like 14..... Series 3 onward are 100% complete.   I already determined some years back, by looking at ebay, the sentimental novelty is probably worth more than the cards will ever be.  I'm probably more proud of my Mad Magazines, though those are probably worth even less.


The value is showing them to people and blowing their minds. If you have kids, they create great memories.

On rainy days that knock out the power, the kids and I would read my old MAD magazines, Calvin and Hobbes, and look at and draw our own GPK cards.

I had a collection of Garfield comic strips that came in half sized books. My friend and I had a thing for Garfield. I also had Encyclopedia Brown books and Life in Hell Matt Groening books. I would reread them all the time.

If a person actually looks at and enjoys their collection, I don't think it's a bad thing.
 
2022-11-28 6:10:26 PM  
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2022-11-28 6:21:59 PM  

Billy Liar: Yes, you probably collect stamps or coins or records because you're lonely.  How awful that must be, to have time for thoughts of your own creation.....

What's wrong with you?
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Family portrait of a normal, regular person


I'm a little concerned that we can't see Josh "Sister Diddler" Duggar's hands in that photo.
 
2022-11-28 6:24:24 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: T.rex: i have series 1 thru like 14..... Series 3 onward are 100% complete.   I already determined some years back, by looking at ebay, the sentimental novelty is probably worth more than the cards will ever be.  I'm probably more proud of my Mad Magazines, though those are probably worth even less.

The value is showing them to people and blowing their minds. If you have kids, they create great memories.

On rainy days that knock out the power, the kids and I would read my old MAD magazines, Calvin and Hobbes, and look at and draw our own GPK cards.

I had a collection of Garfield comic strips that came in half sized books. My friend and I had a thing for Garfield. I also had Encyclopedia Brown books and Life in Hell Matt Groening books. I would reread them all the time.

If a person actually looks at and enjoys their collection, I don't think it's a bad thing.


Very cool... i have a full size color Garfield book... not sure if you'd call it a graphic novel... some of the stories are practically risque. Its from 84. had it since new...
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i have Groening's, School of Hell, which i've had before The Simpsons even existed.   Took me a year or 2 to realize how the characters looked similar and it was the same author.
 
2022-11-28 6:27:50 PM  

beezeltown: I may be "lonely," but those 37 human heads in my freezer are an important monument to my favorite weekend activities over the years.


Foraging in my trash?
 
2022-11-28 6:31:03 PM  
I have an incredibly large collection of painted Warhammer miniatures and I feel super defensive about this article.
 
2022-11-28 6:32:19 PM  

NM Volunteer: Some collectors just like things.  Others have a compulsion (hoarding).  Some have a mix of both, plus a desire to be wealthy or appear wealthy by owning stuff.

Me?  Part of me would like to have more 19th Century stuff for living history events, but most of me likes living minimally.


Some of us are just dorks.
Miniatures wargamer here.
 
2022-11-28 6:39:31 PM  

Myk-House of El: Maybe people care a lot about the Garbage Pail Kids because they never lie?  Ever thought about that?


And maybe people care a lot about Transformers cause there is more than meets the eye.
 
2022-11-28 6:40:04 PM  

Ouze: I have an incredibly large collection of painted Warhammer miniatures and I feel super defensive about this article.


With an army that big you can be super offensive instead.
 
2022-11-28 6:48:13 PM  
I have a pretty extensive Star Wars figure collection
At first I bought them because I was a kid.
Then I bought them because I hadn't seen them on store shelves since I was a kid.
Now I think it's out of habit that I've been doing it for so long.

I'm now at the age that I'm starting to question why I have them and what I'm going to do with them? They are not on display, just in containers in my basement, which I move from house to house.

I've had them for so long I hate to get rid of them, but again, what am I doing with them?
 
2022-11-28 6:50:34 PM  
Look, these Robocop 2 wax-pack cards aren't going to free themselves, OK? You don't know how that gum tastes. You just...don't. Jesus.
 
2022-11-28 6:51:03 PM  
I get out and see people
 
2022-11-28 6:51:39 PM  
If I dig through my childhood stuff and find my Garbage Pail Kid cards, I'll be happy.  As for my original TMNT toys, I'm about ready to hand them off to my 6-year-old nephew.  He found the box for the Party Wagon at my dad's place and kept asking me if we could play with it.  I was pretty sure I had it in a box at work, but dad sent me a pic of the toy at his place.

"Don't let him know you have it!  I'll get it later."

A year on, I realize that I have no kids to pass them on to (I'm 44, so it ain't happening), and I think he could have fun with my rather decent collection.  I think I'll see if I can find the entire series on DVD or Bluray before I pull all the toys out of my collection box to give to him.  Not sure if I could get him to appreciate classic Transformers, but I don't know if I could let go of those.
 
2022-11-28 6:52:03 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: NM Volunteer: Some collectors just like things.  Others have a compulsion (hoarding).  Some have a mix of both, plus a desire to be wealthy or appear wealthy by owning stuff.

Me?  Part of me would like to have more 19th Century stuff for living history events, but most of me likes living minimally.

Some of us are just dorks.
Miniatures wargamer here.


I used to do that, mostly Civil War and 40K Imperial Guard, although I was starting a Marian Reform era Roman army as well..  Even got banned from TMP for arguing too much with Bill.  But I found that New Mexico just isn't the place for it.  There aren't enough gamers or game stores.  And the few that are out there are in Albuquerque, which is too far away just to push minis around on a table.  So I gave my collection to a non-profit, and they sold it all in a fundraiser.
 
2022-11-28 6:53:02 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Gordon Bennett: People like to collect the things they enjoy. Like many other things, it can be healthy or unhealthy. The difference is a matter of degree.

So where does my 72.873 TB of porn fall...?


Under the category of "a good start."
 
2022-11-28 6:53:23 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: T.rex: i have series 1 thru like 14..... Series 3 onward are 100% complete.   I already determined some years back, by looking at ebay, the sentimental novelty is probably worth more than the cards will ever be.  I'm probably more proud of my Mad Magazines, though those are probably worth even less.

The value is showing them to people and blowing their minds. If you have kids, they create great memories.

On rainy days that knock out the power, the kids and I would read my old MAD magazines, Calvin and Hobbes, and look at and draw our own GPK cards.

I had a collection of Garfield comic strips that came in half sized books. My friend and I had a thing for Garfield. I also had Encyclopedia Brown books and Life in Hell Matt Groening books. I would reread them all the time.

If a person actually looks at and enjoys their collection, I don't think it's a bad thing.


I use my issues of Cracked to point out to coworkers that Donald Trump has been a huge joke to everyone but them since at least 1987.
 
2022-11-28 6:56:24 PM  
i've been trying to get the grandkids in my family into the Mads and the comics... but they truly don't relate to paper.   Its a foreign concept to them.... not only understanding the significance of something of yesteryear, but just the medium itself, consuming content via a paper page.     Might as well be an abylics. (sp?)
 
2022-11-28 7:01:17 PM  
I have two unopened boxes of 1st Series Garbage Pail Kids, circa 1986.  They have sold on Ebay recently for between $25k-$40k each.

/I'll just buy new friends
 
2022-11-28 7:03:25 PM  
*Looks at the 400+ steam games*

Well on the up side they aren't taking up a lot of physical space and are easy to move on the moving truck. Also I don't have to clean them off with a duster or wash em.
 
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