Barbie doll collecting has been around for quite a while time and has accomplished many things. She has been everything from a fashion model to an astronaut. It is safe to say that Barbie is so popular that almost every little girl owns at least one. But Barbie is not just for little girls, she is a highly collectible doll. There are Barbie dolls made for play and there are Barbie dolls made for collectors.
I still think of my Schwinn bike that I rode through the neighborhood (wearing my PF Flyers) and the buying baseball cards Bushnell I attached to my wheels that made a “flap-flap-flap” sound as they hit every spoke while the wheels turned. When I was on my bike riding with my friends I was, of course, the king of the world.
There’s also a bit of an emotional connection between sports card memorabilia and fans. Along with the childhood memories, summertime’s leisurely pace lends itself more to collecting. Kids get bored in the summer and often take up hobbies. Card collecting is one of the big ones. With no school, there’s plenty of time to buy a box or a set and sort through them. Kids can even play games with some of today’s cards, many of them tied to the internet, but others are much like the games their fathers played thirty years earlier.
Cards – There are a variety of cards that can be made of public domain images. These include postcards, playing cards, flash cards, sports Vintage baseball cards, etc.
So the main thing you need to realize is control the quality of your cards and even help your children’s collection by teaching them how to help keep the value up on their collectibles. I have seen many collections that look like it was a 1960 collection but it was a 2000 collection not being taken care of. You may never know the rookie or star card you have until later. This sometimes may me several years after you got the card.
“Tell me it just isn’t so,” – do we really need another version of “Keeping up with the Kardashians?” We can’t even keep up with the Kardashians these days, with all the rumors floating and the relationship juggling. Of course the greatest quote of all the new reports is Pete Rose saying, “I won’t turn into a Bruce Jenner.” Of course, fans would take exception to that statement – Bruce is fairly successful in his reality TV career, he makes good money, and ESPN is still quoting Jenner from 1976.
There you have it. Eight unique stocking stuffer ideas, and nothing priced over $12, with most being much cheaper. Go forth and shop with the knowledge that you can give something fun and special without draining your bank account to do it. Cheap, and original, is in for Christmas stocking stuffers 2009.