Originally posted by JohnIan
I keep them and when I don't have them I seek them out. It's part of the collection. The same way when a movie tickets come inside some titles. I don't use them. I also feel the same for the insert/booklets. I have several releases that need to be complete. It's the archivist in me. Ok . Look at it this way in terms of trading cards. You say, I have the complete set. I ask, do you have the chase cards? You say, pardon? No, then you don't have a complete set. You're missing a portion, it's not whole.
What I'm doing now is collecting the flyers/ad from Best Buy. I started in December 2004; haven't missed one yet. You might be thinking pack-rat. No. The ads are put away in large manilla envelopes, unless you knew what to look for you wouldn't see them. Why? Archive, I'm thinking about the future. Someday I'd like to have a kid (singular not plural). Years and years from now - when who knows, holographic TV is the norm and he/she asks what was it like in 2-D, I could pull out these ad. Dad used to watch on this thing call the Boob Tube. It was made of... GLASS! And we didn't have cerebral readers we had to push a button on remote that quite often would get misplaced and lost.
omg, johnlan... ill be sure to hit u up in 2033 when i randomly must know what was on sale during the 2nd week of June 2014.
i collect the cardboard hardcovers. if you throw them out, save them and send them to me... ill trade u for ... something. i dunno. dvds.