Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gold!

"You find a loose stone and tear it from the wall. Behind it you discover a small leather pouch wrapped in an old rag. Peering inside you find 25 gold coins. Do not return this card to the deck." —Treasure card from HeroQuest

The money from my Star Wars eBay auctions came in this week. I'm very excited. I try to fund my hobby purchases primarily by selling old stuff. In the early 1990s I was quite the Star Wars collector. I bought them at the height of popularity just before eBay existed. At that time the only place to find the cards was at a sports cards convention, the odd hobby shop, or a comic book store. Unfortunately, the price of vintage SW cards plummeted with the advent of the internet. I bought the 1st series of Star Wars cards for $90, and sold all 5 complete series for a mere $75! Still, I'm happy with the sale. I now have $130 of hobby money ready to spend!

Incidentally, I do have one hobby item that has increased in value—my HeroQuest board game. Complete sets in good condition sell for $50-$60 on eBay! I have no plans for selling mine, but it's nice to know that it's worth something!

Now I get to have fun picking out miniatures to buy. I already bought the Valkyries from Shadowforge Miniatures. I've had my eye on them since they were first released (almost 8 years ago I think!)

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