Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Museum Musings:3D Crystal Pieces

Back in March, I held a contest taking suggestions on what kind of stuff you guys would like to read more about on the blog. Many of the suggestions were toys to non sports to non card items. Well, to please the crowd I will do my best to post those kind of items in this new segment.

Over the years, I have accumulated so much junk. A good portion of it including most of my Starting Lineups and any figures were traded off. I also had a bunch of autographed items I was just looking to downsize with and traded half of those off as well. I still have some to go in that area.

Most of the items I acquired over the years were from purchases in online catalogs, local outlets, department stores, gifts from family, and from a few contests I won. I originally really wanted these items, but as time has gone on and I have gotten older and what feels as my house getting smaller, I decided it was time just to collect cards now. No more adding those markdown McFarlane figures just for the fun of it.

There are some pieces however, I plan on keeping forever. These pieces I will showcase on here.

Today's pieces were a hit about 16 or 17 years ago and still are around to buy today. They are crystal with laser engraving in the middle giving it a 3D appeal. These also came with a stand that lights up under them and gives them a beautiful glow. Sadly I couldn't find the stands they came on right now so I had to post them without. Unlike the thick durable crystal, the stands were made pretty cheaply and I believe one is actually broken.

I ended up buying three of these from a catalog when they came out. My first one is Tony Stewart. I haven't touched much on this here yet, but I was a huge NASCAR nut for a few years in the late 90's early 2000's and Tony Stewart was the man I collected and watched. I will touch more base on my once NASCAR love and more items in a later post.

The coolest one I think out of my three pieces is this baseball one. Just a player swinging at a ball but in hand it is really beautiful when you turn it around especially under the colorful lights.

And my last one was this piece from 9/11 in remembrance.
 
I currently have these displayed in a glass case on my wall. They don't take up a lot of space and fit nicely in the small case.

How many of you owned any of these or have at least seen them?

(also a shout out to @Jake1725 for helping me create a name for this series)

8 comments:

  1. I have a few. Might even have the same Tony Stewart issue. The bases stopped working in a matter of weeks. I remember buying some as gifts for my mom, too. She liked them a lot more than I did.

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    1. Yeah the bases were junk for sure. I wasn't a huge fan of these but they do look cool

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  2. When I taught 5th and 6th grade, I'd receive one or two of these a year for Christmas from my students. I vaguely remember a dolphin and a redwood tree. Can't remember the others. They were either given away or sold at the flea market years ago.

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    1. I don't plan on adding anymore or collecting them buy will definitely hold onto them for now

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  3. I have never seen these before. I don't think that they're something that I would collect, but they were neat to see :)

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    1. I wished I could had found the stands so you could have seen them in full

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  4. I don't recall seeing these before. But as a fan of neat light-up stuff, seems like they'd be up my alley. Like maybe a Padres logo or something.

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