Vinnie's collection talk at the beginning of the most recent Beastcast made me think of the different things I've gotten into collecting before.
I collected Pokemon as a real youngster--6-8 years old. But never played the game. A friend got me pretty heavy into Yugi-oh from like 10-13. We played a lot and went to tournaments, where we would regularly beat players in high school--that felt pretty cool to do as a kid.
My Dad and I got real into baseball cards for about 5 years. It was a lot of fun and a great bonding experience. My favorite player--like most 90's kids in the PNW--was Alex Rodriguez. I still have a huge bin of his memorabilia that I wish I would have sold before he got busted for steroids; now they're just going to stay under my parents stairs until they die I guess.
I also collected stamps for a hot minute as a child. I don't know how that started; one day I just had a stamp collecting book and I started to fill it up. This did not last as long as the other objects of my collecting desires.
Hearing Vinny speak to why he likes collecting coins really made me want to start collecting something cool again. But right now I'm in my mid 20's, broke, and I move a decent amount do to flakey young, artist, student type roommates.
What do you collect? Any past collections that give you warm memories?