What do you collect?

Discussion in 'Collectors' started by comme, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Just a general discussion thread.

    I know that lots of people on here collect different things, jerseys, games on tape, stickers, autographs, magazines etc.

    So what do you collect, what do you have, and why do you collect it?
  2. Brady24

    Brady24 Member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I collect jerseys of all 3 of my teams, United, USA & The Chicago Fire in that order, have about 100 total...since about 2002 i've become the jersey nazi, and i only collect the ones with Lextra, played sized players & Numbers. I've got about 60 United Jerseys, about 25 US and 15 Fire, also have a few random jerseys Boca Juniors Tevez, and Random United players country jerseys.

    I've also got about 100 soccer related shot glasses, long term goal is to have a nice basement 'bar' type area, with a glass enclosed wall on 1 or 2 sides showing off all of my jerseys with a few TV's to watch the games.

    Also goalie gloves of US Keepers, i've got signed gloves from Keller, Fridel, Guzan, Howard & Meola, also Zach Thornton who had a breif US MNT stint late 90's.

    I also have a nice collection of match programs & ticket stubs i'm gonna either Glaze over or top off with glass for the bar.
  3. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
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    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Emotional scars.


    Basically, I collect as much as I can regarding Norway's WNT. Ticket stubs, old programs, some stamped covers from when they won the OLY in 2000, media guides. But that only goes so far, since I may only collect 1, maybe 2 pieces of women's specific memorabilia a year, SO I also collect general Norwegian Football Federation stuff ... Odd and ends like that.

    I also collect Norway shirts. Right now I have just 9, but I have a couple from the 80s I'd like to add to my collection soon. Which works out nicely, because the women's team (until 03) wore the same exact shirts as the men did.

    And that's about it. I kind of like the challenge of trying to find things that are so rare and specific. Otherwise, I don't think it would be as fun.
  4. asprillialim

    asprillialim Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    I'm Italy national team fans. I collected more than 300 Italy national team jerseys from official replica, match issue, match worn and special jersey of Italy. My collection become huge because I try to collect all different version of official replica, because each different continent has official replica that supplied and manufactured by different manufactory, thus there are always some differences in specifications. For example, current version of official replica is manufactured in three different countries for both home and away - Romania, Paraguay and Thailand. I even heard rumours that Vietnam are producing them too.

    Despite from that, I also collect Italy national team match DVD. Currently, I just get started so it probably take me some time to build up my collection.
  5. wrekinrak25

    wrekinrak25 Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    baseball cards, andruw jones of the braves
  6. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    I collect a few things.

    Copies of games (though I've only got about 100), general books on football and magazines.

    The main magazine that I collect is World Soccer of which I've got the majority of issues now dating back to 1960.
  7. stonexw

    stonexw New Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    I collect football team badge and soccer pins, because we are a football team badge manufacturer, when our customers order football team pins, I will let our production Dept. make one pc more for my correctiong. :D
  8. English Rose

    English Rose New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    London, UK
    Well...I was a collector of anything to do with Womens soccer but now I have decided to part with it all because I am moving away. Is there anybody out there that is looking to buy?

    I have a load of stuff ranging from jerseys, collector cards, pins, magazines, programs, books etc...

    If you are interested please email me on miahamm9uk@yahoo.co.uk


  9. DC_United

    DC_United Member

    May 8, 2008
    I collect jerseys from DC and Manchester United, general soccer books, rare jerseys from some of my favorite players (i.e. Edgar Davids), autographs so long as they are legit.

    Really like the idea of the bar in the basement.. Maybe in a few years I can jack that idea off yea!
  10. Jr Galaxy

    Jr Galaxy New Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    soccer cards, got cards from spain,england,italy,mls,holland,etc.
  11. Brady24

    Brady24 Member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Yeah it's gonna be nice i think, but you are a little bit forward, don't jack anything off me, thats just rude... haha:D:):D
  12. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
  13. wrekinrak25

    wrekinrak25 Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    no, i only buy his braves cards
  14. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
    lol...i'm just playing...
  15. wrekinrak25

    wrekinrak25 Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    no he's crap for LA, i wont touch those cards
  16. tigerdave

    tigerdave Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Buhl, Idaho
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I collect baseball cards, media guides and jerseys (football, soccer and hockey). My jersey collection is kind of small, I have only have 24-25 (including seven Newcastle United kits and five Phoenix Coyotes jerseys, two of my three favorite teams in all of sports). But I've probably got between 15,000-20,000 cards.

    On something of a collection note, I'm also somewhat actively pursuing my goal of seeing every MLB and NHL team play. For MLB I'm only missing the Red Sox, Royals, Rays, White Sox and Marlins. For the NHL, the Lightning, Canadiens, Sabres, Capitals, Devils and Bruins.
  17. wrekinrak25

    wrekinrak25 Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    that's really cool, i want to visit all the mlb stadiums in my life, but i've got a lot to go
  18. bballmom

    bballmom New Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    golf balls :)
  19. Brady24

    Brady24 Member

    Sep 20, 2007

    Back Row LtoR: 08/09 Away, 07/09 Home, 07/08 Away, 06/07 Away, 06/07 Home, 05/07 3rd

    Middle Row LtoR: 02/04 Home, 02/03 away, 02/03 3rd, 03/05 alt, 04/06 home, 03/05 3rd

    3rd Row LtoR: 01/02 Reverseable Shirt, 01/02 3rd, 00/02 home, 99-01 3rd, 98/99 3rd.

    Front Row LtoR: 94/95 alt, 96/97 away, 96/98 home, 96/98 3rd, 97/99 alt, 98-00 home, 94/96 Home
  20. Soccertes

    Soccertes Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    Boston, MA
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I collect world cup mascots. I have the collection starting from 1986-2006. I believe my collection is completely worthless... but it means something to me and I like it.

    I would love to collect soccer cards for the EPL, Serie A, and MLS but I don't know where to buy them. Any advice?
  21. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Current or past ones?

    Either way ebay is normally a pretty good starting point to see what's out there.
  22. xenen

    xenen New Member

    Aug 29, 2008
  23. Voodoo United

    Voodoo United Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Easton, Ma
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I collect soccer scarves from the countries i've been to or teams I've seen away from my home team. I also collect ticket stubs of all the games I've been too, I always like going back and seeing the stubs, it brings back great memories

    Lately i've been debating on expanding the collecting to jerseys. I have a few jerseys now, but would like to expand on that. The New England Revolution are my favorite team so I think I might focus on them exclusively for now, maybe create man town in my house dedicated to them or just soccer in general with them being the main focus.
    Simon Moses repped this.
  24. Brook

    Brook BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 13, 2001
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK, I'll bite. I try to get my hands on just about everything from my three favourites: Columbus Crew, Chelsea FC, and the US. Usually replica shirts, but also programs, warmups, scarves, etc. I also have a fairly average sized collection of old NASL/ MISL media guides picked up in my youth.
    My favorites, which will be listed in my will, are: a Budweiser Crew neon sign, "90 Years of The Blues" (personally autographed), "100 Years of The Blues" (released after the author, Ron Hockings, passed), autographed photos of Peter Osgood and Gianfranco Zola, and a photo of John Terry and myself.
    Friends bring me shirts and scarves from all over the world, and those have personal meaning.
  25. TheHun

    TheHun Member

    May 5, 2005
    Hi Brook,

    I have fond memories of covering a game at the old Wembley Stadium in 1993.

    I met a fellow journalist and historian who invited me to his house after the game. He was surprised by my "knowledge and zeel" (as an American) for the game of football. In any event, he gifted me two books on the history of Chelsea FC.

    We spent a good 5 to 6 hours chatting (I actually missed the final bus back to my hotel and had to walk the streets of London at 3 AM). He was most gracious and kind.

    My memory of that meeting is still very vivid. The journalist's name was Ron Hocking.

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