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Sailor Moon 22K Gold Card

January 16, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Other Stuff

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I don’t blog about this often, but I am a collector of Sailor Moon trading cards and have been collecting them for 15 years. I won’t bore you with the details of my collecting adventures, but in all of those years I have obtained a few thousand cards (mostly Japanese) and spent a few thousand dollars. The good thing about these cards is that they are now worth far more than I spent on them.

As with every collecting hobby, there is always that one item that every collector wishes he had. In the world of Sailor Moon cards, that one item is Amada’s 5th Anniversary Memorial 22K Gold Card. For those not familiar with gold, 22 carats means something contains 91.6% gold. In order to get one of these cards, you had to have a winning insert card, of which 1995 were printed. You could then mail that card to Amada to redeem your 22K Gold Card. Each card was printed with a unique serial number on the back indicating which card it was on the production line. While there were potentially 1995 of these cards made, I doubt that every winning insert card was redeemed. Even if 1995 were produced, the 22K Gold Card is still by far the rarest, most valuable, and arguably the most beautiful Sailor Moon card in existence.

As you can probably guess from the picture above, I now own one.

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My Collections

February 17, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Other Stuff

Over the past few years, I’ve read a lot of blogs about anime figures and figure collecting. One thing that I’ve noticed over this period is that a lot of the people who collect figures seem to enjoy collecting other stuff too (myself included). So today I thought I’d share with everyone all the stuff that I collect and maybe find some more people that collect the same things. First I’ll start with the obvious stuff:

Figures

Unless this is your first time here, you’ll know that I’ve been collecting figures for a while. I bought my first figure back in August of 2007 – a 1/8 scale PVC figure of Haruhi by Max Factory. I later found it it was a bootleg, but managed to get a hold of an authentic one a couple months later. The detail that was put into the sculpt and painting really impressed me and that was what got me started on buying more figures. I got my first nendoroid soon after that, Light Yagami from Death Note, and once again I was really impressed with the detail. Currently, over a third of my figures are nendoroids. Pictures of my figure collection are below. Some of my newer figures aren’t displayed because I haven’t opened them yet.

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Sailormoon Cards

August 21, 2008 By: Nopy Category: Other Stuff

Yesterday I received some Sailormoon cards along with an album set that I bought off Ebay. The item description only mentioned the album set and 38 cards from the Graffiti series, but as you can see from the picture above, the seller was kind enough to give me some extra cards from the Pull Pack series :)

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