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Theoretical situation.

You have to get rid of your entire collection, except for three marbles.

For the rest of your life.

Which would you keep?

( I can smell the cold sweat already. And please exclude any marbles with which you have some sort of personal connection. I'm talking about three marbles that could make you happy for their own sake.)

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Very nice!

I'm looking at my question now, and realizing that I worded it badly.

It's okay for any of the three to be a fantasy marble you don't already own.

And the 'exclude marbles with personal connection' line simply meant not

to include marbles that were gifts from friends or family. That could lead

to various problems. ( :

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Welllllll ... I claim I could still include my S marble since I loved it before it became a gift :P ....

but I still need time to think about the others.

Possibly an Akro superman would be in it. That's such a classic marble.

But I need to think ........

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There ain't no way. Too many possibilities. Ignoring fantasy, the top row of marbles in my MFC/CAC display dome are 6 that I'd need to be eating cat food before I'd sell. Can't Choose... Can't Choose... Can't Choose... :unsure:

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There ain't no way. Too many possibilities. Ignoring fantasy, the top row of marbles in my MFC/CAC display dome are 6 that I'd need to be eating cat food before I'd sell. Can't Choose... Can't Choose... Can't Choose... :unsure:

Well show us those six!

*salivating*

*preparing to drool*

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To be completely honest, I'm having a pretty tough time of it myself.

Since there has always been a friendly spirit of 'flexibility' here, maybe that's the best way to go.

Why don't we all give it our best shot, and then explain why we couldn't do it? :D

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Wow. Never considered that possibility, although

of course it's completely reasonable and valid.

I hope loosening up the question a bit brings us some

more interesting and personal responses like this one!

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Thats easy for me.One would be the turtle head marble,given to me by Kevin(my buddy in the wheel chair).

The second would be a marble that Rich Stremme penciled me on an old clay.

The third would be the first marble that I sprinkled with silver,and named it "Silver Fox",for Bobby Newman.

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1. A Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet given to me by my wife on our Anniversary.

2. A Vitro Phantom Conqueror that came out of a Tom Sawyer bag that was a premium when purchasing clothes I got when I was

8 years old or so. All value on this is also sentimental.

3. A common early Champion blue/white or green /white swirl I have had since childhood. Totally worthless except it was in my

gray corduroy marble bag with red embroidery that said Mike's Marbles made by my mom.

The other 150,000 plus marbles are for sale and selling.

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I cannot choose 3 and leave out personal. No. 1 on my keeper list would be the marble my West Virginia friends had Julia Powell paint with Weldon's and my picture on it and our marble tree. I couldn't leave that out. And the rest would be art glass marbles I'm particularly attached to. I hope I never have to make a choice of keeping 3. While I have really nice machine mades, it's the hand mades I'd keep 3 of.

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