Scoop Posted February 8, 2009 Report Share Posted February 8, 2009 OK... I know there's been a TON of talk about the new Jabo runs... For some, not enough talk.. For others, WAYYYY toooo much!!! LOL I've been trying to keep kinda low key about them, because it has been a little controversial (That may be the understatement of the year!!! LOL) and for the most part, not too many have appealed to me... I love a few that I have picked up, but in general, there's a lot that's been a little "Ho Hum...." I also have a dread of "Created Market Collectibles." Most things with a "Certificate Of Authenticity" get my eyes rolling.... And, these runs are kinda verging on that sort of thing.... BUT........ When Bob posted his picture of this Eagle.... I really came to attention..... I asked about getting some. Smitty posted..... The Eagles were a very succesful run! Lots of variety and very colorful combinations. One of the top special runs in my opinion. Plus, they will be on an upcoming episode of "Dirty Jobs" with host Mike RoweI don't sell on ebay, and have posted on the boards that I have them available at very realistic prices, yet not one person responded to me through the boards! I was selling them at the Indy show and they sold like hotcakes! I will also be selling them this coming week at New Philly. If you want to purchase some, simply contact me. I traded some with Edna through the mail, and she can assure you of the quality. I will not be online next week because I will be running the New Philly show. You can reach me before monday or after Feb. 7th at [email protected] I contacted Smitty and bought some.... Mannnnnnn...... I've gotta say.... I was knocked out by what he sent... In the same sort of vein as the Champion Furnace marbles, these runs will have credibility in the future. Yes, there are MANY of these marbles hitting the market and not all of them will be worth a million. But, there are also many that are going to be seriously coveted and right now is the time to be very observant of what's floating around.... When you see something that really "sings," I think it's safe to say, they will be scooped up fast and hold, or increase in value.... When?? Who knows?? That's not really the important part of it.... What's important is... To be aware that there are marbles rolling out into the market that.... When you see them, you WILL want them..... They are beautiful and they will become tough to get... At least for a reasonable cost. In the past 40 years, I've had many occasions to look back on and say, "If I'd only known THEN, what I know now!!" There's also been times when I've jumped into something too deeply and regretted it... There's people who are pushing these marbles to the max and there are others who say it's all hype... It's not a black & white thing.... In credit to Galen, yes, we do need to be careful about getting swept up in a feeding frenzy over these. Having a Beanie Baby mentality is not wise...... But... OTOH.... I really feel that rejecting them as totally over hyped would also be a very bad mistake!!! These are history in the making and it's not going to last forever.... There definitely IS a cream to this crop!!! If you like "sparkly," get a hold of Smitty... He can hook you up at prices that make sense!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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