Sports Illustrated Blog #36 – “Diamonds in the Rough”

Welcome to my Sports Illustrated/TIME magazine blog – Your collector’s guide to the latest hobby updates and insight into what’s trending now.

Hello again.  I feel I should apologize.  I try to update the hobby twice per month and it’s been almost two months since my last SI update.  It is important to me to make clear to my readers that I practice what I preach.  I have recently purchased several SI collections in addition to working with individual collectors that are now concentrating on filling in their collections.  They all want the highest grade possible.  But never doubt, I am still “all in” buying high grade SI’s and TIME magazines.

If you are a collector of anything, especially SI or TIME magazines, as the hobby becomes more knowledgeable relative to value, it’s easy to get discouraged by the lack of new material that seems to come available.  Sometimes it might feel like “all the good stuff is gone”.  I’m here to tell you that “all the good stuff” is never gone. 

Value is everywhere.  Try expanding your collection.  Buy with your brain – not your heart.  There are “diamonds in the rough” everywhere – even in the most unexpected places.  Try changing your approach from searching for what is not available to finding the value in what is available.  You may be losing opportunity if you expect to double your investment in the short term.  Perhaps there is long term value on the table right in front of you.

Collecting is fun and can be monetarily profitable as well as personally rewarding as long as you remain alert and vigilant to what’s going on around you.  Magazine collecting is still in its infancy.  You are still in control of this hobby!

I hope you are enjoying the reads on the history of TIME and SI magazines as well as an insight into relevant magazine collecting.

Great collecting to you and best fortunes with Sports Illustrated/TIME!

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