Keir Posted January 12 Share Posted January 12 Hi! Like several other collectors on here, I used to collect anything and everything until it got completely out of hand and now I am trying to rightsize my collection by getting rid of stuff and focusing on a few select areas. Before I post pictures of my collection as it stands today, I'd like to provide a brief history of how my collection has changed over time. The easiest way to do that is to refer to some old posts I made on Digital Press. On 6/23/04 (right after I turned 30) I posted that I had 35 systems in my collection. Though my kids had not yet been born, I was already seeing how my collection was getting out of hand and was considering trimming it down. Here's some data that shows a snapshot of how my collection was growing around that time (not all systems I owned are included here): Atari 2600 = 43% complete (11/26/02) to 82% complete (2/2/05) to around 400 unique games including non-US carts (3/21/07) Atari 5200 = 60% (11/26/02), sold summer 2004 Atari 7800 = 53% (11/26/02) to 70% (2/2/05), sold Atari 8-bit = 8% (2/2/05) ColecoVision = 35% (11/26/02) to 55% (2/2/05) Commodore 64 (cartridges) = 33% (2/2/05) Commodore VIC-20 (cartridges) = 18% (11/26/02) to 50% (2/2/05) to 118 unique carts (3/8/07) Intellivision = 48% (11/26/02) to 80% (2/2/05) Laseractive = 44% (2/2/05) Odyssey 2 = 61% (11/26/02) to 80% (2/2/05) to 90% before finally selling it in August 2005 Sega 32X = 42% (2/2/05), sold Sega Genesis = 30% (2/2/05) Turbografx-16 = 30% (2/2/05) Virtual Boy = 36% (2/2/05) Note: my standard for completeness was based on total unique US released cartridges listed in the DP guide (e.g. I had 44 out of 49 for O2 when I sold it). Other systems I purged around the same time as the O2 include Atari 7800, Jaguar (apparently I owned a console and never had a single game for it!), Coleco Adam, Odyssey 200, Microvision, N64, 3DO, Sega 32X, Game Gear, TRS-80, and TI-99. Whew! So where am I now? Still trying to cut down on my collection; I have games for some systems I sold years ago and I'd still like to purge some more systems completely (Amiga 500, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Intellivision, GP32, Virtual Boy, and maybe others). For the systems I'm keeping I'd still like to weed out a lot of unwanted games, especially for C64 (I've got 2 big bins in the garage plus more in my basement and in my office; it's crazy!). Of course, some things never change and I still plan on growing my 2 primary collections (Atari 2600 and VIC-20) but even there I can get rid of some non-games or duplicates. For those systems I have my own lists that I am striving for which I consider "complete" and consist of 412 Atari 2600 games and 169 VIC-20 games. I'm currently 85% and 63% of the way there, respectively. And now, some photos! I'll start with one of my personal favorite subsets of my Atari collection: all 9 gatefold releases CIB. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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