Entry number three - and with Olympic fever at an all time high here in the UK it was only a matter of time before it featured on my blog - and there seemed no better day to write about it that the day after my visit to the Olympic Park.
'Various London 2012 items' - Tickets, programme, coin and T-Shirt
Any Story Behind it?
The UK is buzzing - in particular London - and on August 6th 2012 I was fortunate to take a trip to the capital and visit the Olympic Park, take in some sports and pick up some fantastic items - these items may be mass produced - but one things for sure the value to me is right up there with some of my best collectables.
What exactly is it?
Actually numerous things -
Is it rare?
In theory no - the coin, t-shirt and programme are all mass produced - however the further away we go from London 2012 the rarer they will get - programmes will be thrown out, coins spend and t-shirts worn away - so ask me this in 30 years and it will probably be a different answer! The tickets are a bit more unique - there is only 1 seat assigned to that number but
you still won't get much money for a ticket stub - but again - ask me this in 30 years and the answer may be different!
Will it be back?
After the Olympics - no.
Once its gone its gone for good - London 2012 is a special event - and I don't think I will get to go to another Olympic games in my lifetime - certainly not a home one!
Where can I get one now?
Tickets are still being sold online on the Official London 2012 ticketing site - however you have to be quick as really its only a handful that are put on each night. Used tickets can be found on eBay - as can coins and programmes and T-shirts. Of course you could always pick these items up from the venues if your lucky enough to go to the games too!!
I can say I have had an Olympic experience - it was great to go to the games and something I
will never forget - plus I found another sport I enjoyed - Handball!