About twenty years ago, I purchased my first house. I remember all of the houses that my wife and I visited and looked at before we decided to put in offer on the one we liked. One house we saw stuck out because of the owner's peculiar collections. On the walls of his house were framed shadow box collections of all sorts of items including : matchbooks, shot glasses, playing card decks, thimbles, hotel note pads, you name it. I found it almost mezmorizing how many different things this man chose to collect and display. Personally, I collected baseball cards as a youth. I used my lawn-mowing and paper route money to purchase cards that I knew would appreciate in value, as well as certain players that I fancied. Thirty years later, I am not sure what to do with the cards. Combined, the entire collection is theoretically around $5000, but realistically, I wouldn't be able to get half that amount by selling them to dealers or on the internet. Worse yet, even though I d
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