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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Because it's there


Last week, I remember it well..it was late, hot and I was lazily lurching over the keyboard, I made the next step in the evolution of Collectosaurus Rex....and I'm not proud of it

I bought a very nice issue of Avengers #4 (first Silver Age Captain America)...loyal fans of this blog (that's
you and my mother)will now scratch their heads in unison as you know I completed the entire Avengers series in 2004...that's including #4...

So why did I buy it...well it's a better copy than my current one. It's a pretty expensive issue, and at the time I was just hungry to finally finish the series (it was one of the last books I needed) and maybe, just maybe I got a copy that wasn't that nice. I didn't pay the moon for it, but it always kinda bugged me...so now I've "upgraded"....I've moved on and become one of those people that buys another copy of a comic even though he already has it.....

Made me think of British climber George Mallory who, when asked asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, replied "Because it's there"

4 Comments:

Anonymous M├ędard said...

i thought that quote was from a episode of Seinfeld. ;)

i've done the same thing with some comics in my much less expensive collections. i guess collecting and vanity walk right hand in hand.

3:46 PM  
Blogger chromium said...

I'd like to walk hand in hand with this Vanity http://www.allenphotos.com/vanity.gif

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Hi son :)

Just kidding.
Great purchase !
What are you going to do of your first copy ?

David AKA osborn_france

10:17 AM  
Blogger chromium said...

Hi Mom,

Thanks for the compliment (about the book, not about you being my mother) but it's nothing compared to your great copy :)

I'll probably sell it, along with a bunch of other books I never seem to get around of selling on eBay....

11:41 AM  

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