First up... the shelves.
My favorite is the Oakland Athletics shelf, because it has a good mixture of cards, SLU's, and bobbleheads. Plus they're the team I've rooted for the longest.
I debated on breaking down my Los Angeles Lakers shelf, since I no longer watch basketball. However, I left it up since I was a fan for the majority of my life. To the upper right is my tiny San Diego Padres shelf. I have a few other items, but lack of shelf space has limited me to what you see displayed.
The same can be said for my Green Bay Packers shelf. I have four more McFarlanes that I couldn't fit on it, so I took them to work and have them displayed in my classroom.
Eventually, I'd like to expand my Seahawks shelf.. Now that they've finally won a Super Bowl, I'm hoping more companies will produce Seattle memorabilia.
After the shelves were cleaned and redecorated, I moved on to my binders which house a large part of my lowend PC's, as well as a bunch of trade bait. It's sort of a living project as I'm constantly switching out binders as certain ones grow faster than others.
Last, but not least... I organized the bulk of my collection. What you're looking at is a section of my office dedicated to 5,000ct. boxes filled with random box breaks and a few flea market purchases over the years. You'll also notice a few monster shoe boxes that house some of the lowerend stuff from my PC's, as well as tradebait and supplies.
Unfortunately, that's only a fraction of my collection. Lack of space doesn't allow me to store everything here.
Unopened Kenner SLU's, McFarlane's, action figures, bobble heads, the majority of my magazines and comic books, card sets, graded cards, and most of my personal collection that require top loaders or magnetics are stored at either my parent's house, a friend's garage, a tiny storage unit I recently rented, or my classroom... which sort of sucks, because I don't always have access to all of my stuff.
Which might have you wondering...
What's the point of owning a collection if you can't walk over to it and look at it?
I completely understand and agree with you, but it is what it is.
Until I'm able to afford a new place with plenty of room for storage and my very own man cave, I'll have to rely on my website and my blog. Both of these allow me to have highlights of my collection right at my fingertips.
And if I want to actually touch and smell my 1956 Topps Jackie Robinson or my Gwynn Stroke of Genius autograph... well that just gives me another reason to go down and visit Mama and Papa Fuji.
Happy Monday and sayonara!