A new week means a new post for Collector of the Week here at The Art of Fatherhood. As a fellow geek and collector of all things Pop Culture I wanted to showcase some cool collections that dads share in our community. We love to see this passion in what people collect. We talk about the latest movies, a scarf collection, cards, comic books and video games that we are enjoying at the moment.
This Week’s Collector – A Collection Of The Past Sparks A New Passion
This week’s collector is Kyle J. He is talking about how he became a collector. He gives us his origin story and how finding a box of childhood memories sparked his interest in collecting. Kyle wrote the following about his collection.
My collection really started when I stumbled upon a box in my grandparents garage it contained a few small treasures from my vacations to Disneyland as a small child. I wanted to make shadow box featuring the items. But once assembled it was lacking something, so I made a few eBay purchases to pump it up.
More On His Collection.
As a film major I always had a love for movies and pop culture I collected movies reaching the high thousands while i was in college. A few years later I read “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline and thats when things really took off, not only did it rejuvenate my love for items from my youth but also my love for reading. So I began buying up items featured in the novel, digging through book stores for some classics and finding items that would relate to those books. Now I love seeing other collections posted in your column and see if it may inspire the next chapter of my own collection.
Thanks for sharing Kyle. I can relate with reading Ready Player One. I am a big fan of that book and Cline’s other works. You have a fantastic collection.
It can be comic books, bottle caps, records, helmets or whatever you are into! I want to see what your passion is and why you started up that collection. For me, I believe that in each collection lies a better story. I want to share your story! Feel free to reach out to me and share your collection. If you enjoyed this post check out another Collector of the Week article.