It happens to every collector at one point or another, but it still hurts when an item you wanted to add to your collection slips through your fingers. Last week, while looking through one of emovieposter’s current auction catalogs, I found an item that completely grabbed me by the lapels (if I had been wearing lapels at the time) and screamed at me to buy it.
This 1972 King Features Syndicate Flash Gordon poster by Grant Morrow is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time, and pretty much sums up everything I could ever want in a poster. I had to get it. I placed it in my watch list and also set up an alarm on my phone to remind me to bid. Through a variety of reasons, I was not able to place a higher bid in time, and the poster sold to another collector for $72.
I was distraught and immediately tried to find another one of these posters online, but had no luck — this is a poster I have never seen before and I fear it is now going to go on my list of white whales — collectibles that I hope to own someday, if I can ever find it again.
If anyone out there has this poster in your collection, or know of someone who is willing to part with one, please let me know!
Have you ever felt the pain of missing the chance at acquiring a prized item for your collection? It sucks.