I thought 2014 and 2013 were pretty nuts trying to manage my collecting habits, but then this year happened. Looking back over my notes, it turned out to be a crazy one. I truly hope not to repeat this next year! I simply don't have the space.
Anyway, since I had these notes compiled, I thought I'd share them. I definitely get a lot of help from folks in the hobby, so I can
blame thank them too.
“300” – found at a local estate sale, where my ‘bid’ was surprisingly accepted.
Hit the Deck – purchased from an old-school operator locally.
Sky Jump – traded the “300” for this.
Surfer – traded the “Sky Jump” for this.
Golden Arrow – Alex picked this up for me in Illinois.
Globe Trotter – got this from Alex to keep awhile, making its way to person who bought it from him.
Daisy May – bought this along with Cow Poke and had shipped from east coast.
Cow Poke – bought this along with Daisy May above.
King Pin – bought this from a collector in WI.
Skill-Pool – bought from Craigslist ad out of state, had shipped in.
Rock Star – bought from a friend in NJ and had shipped in.
Joker Poker (EM) – bought from person in NY and a friend of mine drove out to get it.
EBD (original version) – bought from son of a collector in IL aling with Marble Queen, Hoov picked up.
Marble Queen – bought along with EBD above.
Capt. Card – bought from a collector in WI.
World's Fair Jig Saw – bought from Craigslist ad in IL, Hoov picked it up.
Wizard – bought from local Craigslist ad, seller delivered it to my driveway!
Knock Out – followed an obscure lead and bought from out of state seller, had shipped in.
Hit 'N Run – saw it in the background of a Craigslist ad for a different game in WI, was able to purchase.
World Fair – took in partial trade for restored Wizard.
Gigi – traded a project Skill Roll.
Teacher's Pet – purchased from local Craigslist ad. There’s this dude in WI who buys all these I get.
Sittin Pretty – bought this from local Craigslist ad after it languished for awhile.
Fireball – bought this along with Royal Flush from a local Craigslist ad.
Royal Flush – bought this along with Fireball (above).
Gusher – bought this from seller in WI, after getting lead from a generous Pinsider.
Criss Cross – bought this from Hoov, after he bought it at an auction.
Surfer – bought this from a collector in WI.
Rainbo (’32 Keeney) – bought this from local Craigslist ad.
Strange World – bought this from local Craigslist ad. Seller also had a Jacks Open, which I passed.
Quintette – bought this from eBay. Kinda. Had it shipped in from OH.
Pyramid – bought from Craigslist ad in AR, had shipped in.
Gemini – traded for this from a friend of mine.
Wagon Train – bought from a local after they mentioned it on Pinside.
Jungle Princess – bought from a Craigslist ad in IL, friend of mine picked it up and brought it here.
Pioneer – bought from a local Craigslist ad.
Sky Jump (Feb)
Sittin Pretty (Mar)
Dancing Dolls (Apr)
Hi Diver (Apr)
Golden Arrow (Apr)
Lightning Ball (May)
Roto Pool (May)
Hit the Deck (May)
Quick Draw (May)
King Pin (May)
King of Diamonds (May)
Royal Flush (Aug)
Globe Trotter (Oct)
Hit ‘n Run (Oct)
World Fair (Dec)
Teacher’s Pet (Dec)
Criss Cross (Dec)
(Plus another Teacher's Pet that I picked up for Alex and another Rock Star that passed through that I rebuilt for a friend of mine here...)
Pictures of most games current and past can be seen here if curious: