“Dad, garage sale collectibles tomorrow. It’s near us. See these boxes? If I’m correct, they are old expensive Star Wars Toy Collection.”
I woke at 7 A.M. so we can get in time for the 9 A.M. Toy Collectibles Garage Sale.
I didn’t realize how valuable the collections were until we started talking to the Collector and his Mom.
They have been collecting them since he was 4, and now he’s 40. Many of them are not sold in stores anymore. One Star Wars Action Figure was from a 2005 exclusive Comic Con. I stop counting how many times I said, “Wow” that morning.
It’s was too unbelievable to be true, but there it was, a yard with boxes and boxes of Toy Collectibles.
We haven’t seen so many Star Wars Toy Collections in one place. All were well preserved in their original packages with meticulous care that reflects how much the Collector loved them.
My Son spent all his cash in his pocket, but excitedly told me, “Dad, some of these are 10 times more. Like the Princess Leia for $3 is $30 in eBay. And I got 4 of them.” He showed me later how much they were being sold online, he was right. Some even cost more than what he told me. Some for highest bidder.
We’re all having so much fun that an hour flew by. Collector gave my Son lots of discount. Wife of the Collector said, “You Guys are our biggest Customer so far.” I replied, “Yes, and we’re the luckiest too.”
It felt like Christmas Day excitement and happiness. It’s like we all won something big, my Son especially.
I told the Mom of the Collector, “Looks like Christmas came early for us.” She smiled and said, “Yes, it did.”
On the way Home, Son said, “I’m Happy,” twice. Me and his Mom replied, “We’re glad.”
The joy on his face and voice was priceless. He looked like the little Kid I remember opening his Christmas gifts on Christmas Day several years ago. It was a wonderful sight, and I felt very lucky to have seen and witnessed it all.
Christmas came early. Was it by coincidence or fate? I don’t know, but I’m very thankful.
Mother of the Collector said, “My Son will visit me in Vegas so he can help me sell my Toy Collections too. I have a house and a garage full of them which I had been collecting through the years.”
That evening, my Son told his Mom to text the Collector when will be the Vegas Garage Sale happening. He then announced, “Guys, we’re going to Vegas for the Garage Sale,” like he was very sure of it.
Love his dreamy enthusiasm, but who knows what happens when we truly believe, right?
“Dear Santa, I wish for a Family Vegas Trip please.”
But first, I have to pass the Naughty or Nice Test.
November is in a hurry to end, so will December. It’s up to us to slow down time and make beautiful, happy memories that lives on forever.
When this year is over, it’s over. No reruns. So, let our Wish List come true while we can. Believe in the Magic that’s already within all of us.