WHY do GUYS… Collect dumb shit?
You know in pirate movies when they find the hidden pile of treasure with a skeleton on top of it? Guys want to be that skeleton. Our dream is to die on top of a giant mound of our own stuff. Most of us can’t pull off an eye patch, so instead of plundering booty, we make that pile by collecting things: sports cards, comic books, action figures, watches, records, etc. Collectibles can have value, but that’s not why we collect them ( like the skeleton, we’d die before we sell). Guys collect things because it’s our way of laying claim to a little piece of the world. We found it, we organized it, we protected it with plastic sleeves— it’s ours. and knowing we’ve secured the collection, we can die peacefully, our legacy forever intact, thanks to our really boss collection of Star Wars beer steins. So, next time you find your guy hunched over a pile of He-man comics, mumbling about “mint condition,” don’t freak. If this is the way we treat random pieces of paper and plastic, it’s proof that we’ll treat you as lovingly as our limited- edition Han Solo mug.