Quost – Haiku gold chain (www.treasureshoppes.com)

Haiku gold chain

Won in a $0.50 claw machine

I recently acquired this gold chain via a claw machine at my local Wal-Mart. It took two dollars but seems to be worth it. This chain, while not currently listed on the website (www.treasureshoppes.com) apparently is worth around seven to ten dollars, retail. That’s a steal at the cost of only two dollars! They had longer and thicker chains, but alas I was only able to score this one.

Amerikaz Most Wanted Tupac Shakur t-shirt

“They’ll never take me alive
Gettin’ high with my 45
cocked on these suckas
time to die.”














It goes well with my “amerikaz most wanted” Tupac Shakur t-shirt I got recently at Rugged Wearhouse on clearance for $2.99!

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(Stay posted to see more Tupac collectors items here at Modern Collecting in the near future)


Video games, video games and more video games!

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Wow, what a summer! We had two of the biggest and well-known super heroes of comics have huge movie outings both within the same month! This meant a slew of products for both films (The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark … Continue reading

15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show

15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show

I recently attended the 15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show at the Salem Civic Center, on Saturday, August 18th. The usual admission of $2 was a deal too good to pass up as it has remained that price since the shows inception in 1997.

15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show

The show had many regulars and a few new faces. Frank of Frank’s Cool Stuff was promoting the reopening of his store at Happy’s Flee Market (I recommended you go check it out, if you live locally). Frank' s Cool Stuff Flyer

Untamed Worlds from Lynchburg was present, also promoting the only other comic book show in Roanoke, the Roanoke Valley Comicon. Roanoke Valley Comicon Flyer

The show was a hit as usual, with customers new, old, male and female all united under one banner, as comic book collectors!

15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show


The show was filled with comics, figures, trading cards, artwork and more. There really was a variety this show, something for everyone. Even my fiancée had found some good buys, especially plenty of Grimm Fairy Tales comics, some for as cheap as $0.50!

Carnage: Mind Bomb

Pretty scarce book

I also scored a copy of a book I have been meaning to purchase for a while. My favorite super villain received his first own self-titled one-shot, Carnage: Mind Bomb, and I was able to pick up the first issue for $0.50 too, what a deal! (If my hunch is correct, this may receive an increase in demand and value if Carnage is introduced into the silver screen in the new Amazing Spider-Man movie series.)

I also picked up a cool cover I remember from the 90’s, Daredevil 319, the prologue of “Fall from Grace” (I remember this being a hot book, but as Wizard #50 showed, the price had fallen to just $10 by 1995).

I also picked up the two book series set of Silver Surfer produced by the Marvel/Epic Comics venture. While these books aren’t worth a lot of money, they are scarce and Silver Surfer is my favorite super hero from childhood.

Pick-ups from the show Also picked up was a Top Cow Battle of the Planets 1, although I’m not sure if this was a variant cover or not because they are more than one number 1 issue. Still I’m fan of that series, and have been since Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.

15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectables Show The show was a success as always and provided business for the sellers and good reads and pickups for the buyers. Can’t wait until next years show, until then we look forward to the Roanoke Valley Comicon that is scheduled for November 2012.

Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Wii Remote complete with Club Nintendo Gold Nunchuk

Sorry for the delay on fresh content this week, school is starting soon so priorities first!

Anyways, here’s the completed Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Wii Remote with the Limited Edition Gold Nunchuk from Club Nintendo (that are now completely out of stock).

Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Wii Remote with Club Nintendo Gold Nunchuk

Thou is now complete!

Prices on eBay for this accessory are commanding high numbers, some upwards of almost $100!

At this rate they could soar up even higher as more fans of the Legend of Zelda series gain knowledge of this rare accessories existence.

Club Nintendo Gold Nunchuk eBay screenshot

Sold for almost $100!

Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess VGA 100



This is crazy. I’ve never seen a VGA 100 before. This is basically the equivalent as a 10 from a CGC comic, they don’t happen often.

The price is ridiculous but the seller is getting the attention they want and will probably help themselves get the highest offer they can yield.

Lots of collectors will be looking at this and with wishes to make it theirs. I can’t say I wouldn’t mind having such rare item, not for anywhere near the price though.

Quost – Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Bundle VGA +85 (Why not to grade this copy of the game)

Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword Bundle VGA


I recently came across this in browsing. I considered sending one-off to be graded but then I thought of one big problem with it. The bundle contains batteries to use with the included remote.

When those batteries finally leak battery acid, which they will, that grade won’t be worth the plastic that’s protecting it. Not to mention it will possibly ruin the remote and the copy of the game inside of the box.

I had to pass on grading this copy of the game, just no way around it for me.

I pity the fool who purchases this worse than the person who sent it in to be graded. They know not what they do, ignorance is not always bliss folks!

Oops, spoke to soon someone all ready bought one, $145 USD is a lot of dough, ugh.

Wing Commander Prophecy Nintendo GBA Review

Wing Commander Prophecy GBA

For the awesome price of $5 I scored the rare title, Wing Commander Prophecy, for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, brand new, I think. Even if it is resealed it doesn’t matter, it’s 100% complete in box for that price and I’m not complaining. It’s not like its some sought after title, but it is pretty scarce.

Developed by Ray Light Studios and Distributed by Destination Software, Inc. the game is actually pretty cool. It’s not the greatest thing ever but it is addictive. It’s a space shooter in full cockpit perspective, it reminds me of Nintendo’s Star Fox for the SNES on certain levels.

I’m sure there are more games older and newer that are similar to this 3-D shooter but I like what this one has to offer. For the GBA the graphics are really good and the sound is pretty spot on. I noticed it has a story but I didn’t really take time to read it all. Having to read very small text on small screens does get tedious.

I mean I’ll read text messages, but I’m not trying to read a novel with them.

However that particular issue could easily be resolved by playing the game with the Game Boy Player with the Nintendo GameCube. (Which I have available at my disposal)

Otherwise I have to say it was a good buy and I’m glad to add it to my collection. I doubt it will increase in value more than what I paid for it, but that’s ok. It’s a decent game for a great price and gives me the chance go play the old systems I have laying around!

Club Nintendo Gold Wii Nunchuk (HOT OF THE KEYBOARD)


Club Nintendo Gold Wii Nunchuk

Goldeneye Wii Gold Classic Controller

Gold Classic Controller

Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Wii Gold Controller

LOZ Skyward Sword Wii Gold Remote

Just released through Club Nintendo is a cool gold Wii nunchuk that matches the gold controller from the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Limited Edition Bundle and the Gold Classic Controller from the Goldeneye Limited Edition Bundle.

Prices online have averaged $55 and up.

Glad I got mine for coins I’ve saved!


Order yours here at Club Nintendo

Slash Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nickelodeon Figure

The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series on Nickelodeon should prove very interesting. This custom figure made by Derrico13 on Facebook is of Slash and is very cool and they did a great job.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon Slash custom figure

The detail is great and the accessories really set it off. It reminds me of the old figure for the original cartoon series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon Slash custom figure

Nice accessories!

Makes me wonder if they will bring Slash back? They did release him with the 25th Anniversary of the Turtles in 2009. We will have to wait until September to find out!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Slash


Modern Collecting digital promo trading cards

Just like some collector magazines, we want to include free stuff with our blog.

Hoping to help increase more followers and add to their experience here, we will be including access to randomly selected password protected post that will have digital trading cards, especially made by Modern Collecting.

These promo cards will be for non-profit, and for use to promote trading of digital trading cards among collectors.

Modern Collecting Modern Collecting Man Trading Card Promo SetThe only thing you need to do to get access to your randomly selected password protected post is to follow our blog and send us your email address to confirm.

Then we can specifically email you with the web address to the specific post and give your exclusive password.

Modern Collecting Trading Card P1/2 SAMPLE

Sample of card

Then you can get access to the post and download your card, viola! Each follower’s email will be selected randomly for each post and password they will receive.

It is intended to hope to promote real trading among fellow followers of the blog in trying to promote goodwill and communication between collectors alike!

Stay tuned collectors for more info coming soon, but you can get started collecting today!

Legal Note (Please Read):

These are digital trading cards and not physically tangible items. They are not intended to be printed only collected. Printing and/or any other duplication of the cards or any portion/part of the cards is copyright violation.

You are asked to use the “Honor Code” and delete any traded cards. Otherwise your willful act of not deleting a card in a trade is thus considered “duplicating”.

They are also not to be distributed through a venue that is public that can allow for more than one person at one time to download or otherwise retrieve the file or any file containing the card, or any portion/part of the card.

The file cannot be made available to more than one individual from another individual once per transaction.

After distributing from one person the next, the individual trading the card away should delete the then old file.

Even if you gift a card, not do not receive a card in return, you still must delete the file. Otherwise it is still considered duplication.

No guaranteed number of any card to be released. Demand will be met as best we can, and as fast as we can. Thank for your patience and understanding.

We reserve the right to cancel access to cards and posts for anyone, at anytime for any reason.

Conditions are binding to anyone accepting to retrieve any card at anytime, digital or not, distributed directly from us or not.

Modern Collecting also does not, in any manner, make any representation as to whether its cards will attain any future value.

My personal note:

This is how trade can be actually possible and encouraged between collectors. It’s all in good fun and the thrill of completing a collection. Please just respect the wishes of Modern Collecting.

Don’t allow other people to ruin your cards collect-ability by distributing it to multiple people or not deleting their cards when they trade them away. I know it’s an “Honor Code” that’s asking for a lot. However we also will act to preserve our rights to the fullest extent. Violation of these policies will be a violation of our right and thus will be taken seriously. Past that, just have fun and trade and collect!