I have this self diagnosed "CONDITION"
I collect parts for something I don't yet own.
Whether it is engine parts or speed parts for a car or motor I don't yet own.
Or accessories and ammunition for a collectable firearm I don't yet own.
Which ultimately, you guessed it, ends in the acquisition of said item.
Is there a name for my condition ?
No right or wrong answers.
"The Afflicted" AKA Nitro
I was called a hoarder by family.
Till an item I dumpster dived and brought home an item I sold at auction for over six figures. Now I am a collector.........
True story. Made the news in LA and Forbes Magazine.
I would have done better if not for the taxes!
Anyways it built my man cave!
I still regret the BFG Comp TA aluminum signs I tossed out. I had maybe over 200 of them. I kept a few and tossed the rest. Back then no one collected signs. These were the good black and silver ones too! What companies used to toss out.
Everything I "collect" seems to cost me more money in the long run and never seems to appreciate to 6 figures.
I guess I am a "Bad" collector, or Hoarder.
Nice score, well done.
One day I hope to be such an educated collector and score big.
Nitro my appreciation of history and just dumb luck.
I really don’t want to disclose what the item was but it was something at the time really was not much value but did hold historic significance.
I kept it for years and got married moved away and my mother threatened to toss it out.
By that point I brought it to my home and a friend said it should be worth something. Well I checked and got an estimate of $25k. At that time they had created a collectors market for the items similar to it.
So we went to auction and did much better than early estimates and did what the auction house expected.
It was a cool once in a life time experience.
The side benefit is now when I drag home a top fuel funny car short block and headers or the hood off Greg Picketts Trans Am Jaguar from a race for my man cave she says little about it.