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Destroying Worlds Since 2015
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So what determines if something is collectible? Simple: if there's a demand for it and people are willing to pay, it's a collectible. Remember when comics were being sold as collectibles? Everyone was buying them in anticipation of selling them for massive bucks. Result? A whole lot of inventory on the market that no one wanted because everyone already had one. The second thing is that there has to be a tendency to collect them. For instance, weird Trek or Star Wars paraphernalia. There are lots of people who collect those, so lots of demand. Having a signature of some kind on it helps, too. Of course the signature by definition makes it rare, unless the signer was producing the items factory-style.

So it has to be rare, and it has to fit into one of the collector markets. I think the real problem with snowboards is that there is no real collector's market. Some individual might want a specific board for reasons of nostalgia and be willing to pay a little extra for it, but not enough to make a huge difference. If you look at collectible sports stuff in general, it's all signed by some famous sports star or known to have belonged to them.
 
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