Tonight I made someone really happy.
My parents held on to mine and my brother’s GI Joe toys from our childhood. I had dreamed of having a room in a house that would let me display all my Joes, but I don’t see that ever happening. This wasn’t just a small handful of GI Joe toys. My brother and I worked hard to collect most of the toys over several of the years with the intention of playing with them, not collecting them. We are talking about 200 pieces in the collection. I don’t have the stomach to watch my future son destroy them by giving them to him. They have been sitting in storage for a long time now. My next plan was to start putting them up on Ebay, but it was going to be a lot more trouble that I was willing to put into it.
I met a guy at church who is a big collector of GI Joe. He came over to the house tonight and was super excited about my collection. He was willing to take all of it so I sold it to him for some cash and some ammo.
I’m mainly glad to give my old collection to someone who will appreciate it. I didn’t want to just throw it in the trash. It makes me feel good to know that I could give this someone who would be able to give my collection the TLC that it deserved.