It's Rainin' Grails -- OR -- How Six Years of Patience Finally Paid Off

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  1. MerlinEmrys

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    Pin grails do this weird thing with me. I'll have a drought for months. And then all of a sudden, I'll get several all at the same time. Well, we are at the start of that wave. And man, is this one ~sweet~.

    First, I sold a pin set that had been sitting in my traders for a sec. It was gaining hype, prices were good, so I shamelessly cashed in. And with the proceeds, immediately bought this beauty for the exact same price:

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    I've always loved this pin, and it will look amazing in my Pin-Tiquities collection. But see, it has this word "Masterpiece" in the title. And people seem to think that gives them credence to charge your kidney for.

    Well joke's on you! My kidneys suck! So you'll have to deal with cold hard PayPal money! And so, while I technically bought this pin, I sold something and immediately bought it for the exact same price. So imma call it a trade. :D

    Now.

    This one.

    This is the one.

    The coup de grace.

    The great semi-beige whale who makes themselves know often enough to be annoying but always just out of reach.

    For years I've hunted it. Clawed for it. And stood my ground when someone tried to gouge me on it just because they know I was a Sword in the Stone collector.

    Six years I've waited. Maybe more.

    And now, at long last, a goodly trader actually ~traded~ it to me! Not sold! Not extorted! Traded! And a good, fair trade.

    And now I have it.

    Behold.

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    That, my friends, is the pin I thought would be kept from me until my dying days. Because people seem to think that it's worth as much as the Aladdin BT (HAH!). Check yo self. No one wants SitS. And as it rots in your trader book, I'll be waiting.

    Or at least, I was waiting. But now my watch has ended. <3

    And there's more grails coming in the mail this week. The deluge has begun!!!

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  2. DisneyJ

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  3. akarih

    akarih Resident "Young Person"

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    Wooh congratulations Merlin!

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  4. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    You believed... someday your pins would come... and it paid off! Congrats!

    (I agree... the masterpiece was definitely a trade... the money just expedited things a bit... and wasn't that was why money was created... to make trading and bartering easier.)
     
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  5. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Congrats!
     
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  6. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Can't wait to see what is next.
     
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  7. pins4twin

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    Congratulations. Very nice pins!
     
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  8. SplashMtRider23

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    Congratulations! Love seeing posts like this one of collectors acquiring their grails, gives me hope! I have never seen that BT in person, glad you got a fair trade for it
     
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  9. CCofRR13

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    WOW ~ Congrats on the grails! That Jessica one is STUNNING!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what else you get!!
     
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  10. Ajk

    Ajk Consider yourself...at home...

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    Wow! Major Congrats! Those are some awesome pins.
     
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  11. coblj003

    coblj003 DPF Charter Member DPF Correspondent

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    Wow, congratulations :)
     
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  12. Pecosace

    Pecosace Well-Known Member

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    Those are both very nice! Hopefully you get some more soon!
     
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  13. Shelterkat

    Shelterkat A Very Merry Unbirthday!

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    WOW! Congrats!:tigger:
     
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  14. tiggeriffic

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    Excellent! How many Sword in the Stone pins are you left looking for?
     
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  15. MerlinEmrys

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    I am down to 4 Merlin pins to be complete. :)

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  16. SoraPandora

    SoraPandora Figaro Fan >^..^<

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    Yay!!! Congratulations!!!


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  17. theoucharis

    theoucharis Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, Merlin!

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  18. Haunted575

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    Congrats! It’s feast, not famine, time !!!


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  19. Jabberwocky

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    Congrats! But 6 years, pfft! Youngster. :D Some of us have been looking for grails for like three times that long. :p
     
  20. MerlinEmrys

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    It's really been longer, since Russ and I have been together for almost 6 years. XD I think I just didn't want to admit how long I've been doing pins. XD

    But still for sure small potatoes for some of you guys XD

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  21. MerlinEmrys

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    Oh, it's only been 7! I joined DPF in 2013. :) so not that much longer.

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  22. caw caw rawr

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    Woohoo!!! Congratulations!

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  24. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    :D I was mostly teasing. Although I bought my first pins for my collection more than 20 years ago (oh boy!), I didn't really get serious about wanting to be a completist until about 13 or 14 years ago. :) So really I've only been trying twice as long as you for one of the pins in my sig - which was never originally a grail, but has become one simply because I'm only missing those few older pins in my sig from being a completist (give or take a handful of current or recent pins I'm still waiting to get my hands on)! ;)
     
  25. MerlinEmrys

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    Oh, guess I am a youngin'! Hahah! The only thing I've been collecting that long is Pokémon!

    And pounds. XD

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