A wild week in Bill Cable collecting!

by Bill Cable
on 2024-03-20, 09:02:20

The past 7 days have been kinda crazy for Bill Cable collecting. It all started 7 days ago with the most Bill Cable collectible to ever collect...

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Prop Store ran an Anthony Daniels auction, and among the items was a custom Pittsburgh Penguins jersey from Star Wars Night in 2017. And has there ever been a more "me" collectible than a C-3PO Penguins jersey? My initial plan was to top out around $1250. I mean, who else would even care about this thing, much pay more than you'd pay for a professional athlete's signed jersey? That plan went out the window before live bidding really even began. Despite my best efforts, I had to bow out when the bidding hit $2K with the buyer's premium. It was a crushing disappointment. So after the high of selling out of my FX-7 custom came the low of missing out on something I'd wanted more than anything I've seen in a very long time.

On Monday, things got even more crazy. First there was this:

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I made these 4 & 5 years ago, and there was immediate interest in them. That motivated more folks to get in on things...

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That Royal Guard was made back in 2005, and was 1 of only 10 I produced. It's a grail item to many folks who got into my customs later in the game. Most of those were sold in-person to PSWCS members, and I've lost track of almost all of them. Droids Customs were going crazy all over Deal or No Deal! So a motivated seller dug even deeper!

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That Stormtrooper card was given away at the PSWCS Summer Social 6 months before I reused the image to produce my "final" run of Droids Customs. Back then I'd gotten too full of myself, and decided to increase my run size to 15. They didn't sell as quickly as I'd hoped, and I got depressed and decided it wasn't worth the time and effort to continue. It'd be 8 years before I'd make another.

But if you think that's a deep cut, wait until you see this one:

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At the very first PSWCS Summer Social we gave all members a commemorative Sandtrooper proof card. And I was surprised when I saw them as they were made with a "Free Bill Cable Action Figure" offer on the front. One of the proofs was used to create a custom MOC Sandtrooper, which was a given away as a prize in the raffle. Gallo wasn't there that day, so I guess he bought this off whoever won it.

So it's been a wild week! The two lots of my Droids customs each sold for $700! The Stormtrooper proof card and Sandtrooper are both still ongoing, but each has an offer of $100. I might be worth something after all!

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