Given the Red #68 auction from last week it is easy to have a negative reaction. Thankfully, for a variety of reasons, situations like that are the exception in M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting. The hobby is really filled with very cool, supportive, and kind collectors. Hopefully people think of stories like this one when they think about M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting.
And to help reinforce how great M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors can be – I have another great example of a cool, supportive, and kind collector.
I was trying to figure out specifically when I stated that my preference was to actually borrow, instead of buying or trading for, the final figure needed for the M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Guide. The earliest mention I could find was in July of 2011.
One collector took me up on my offer. Cesar Pena sent me both his Salmon #107 and Purple #107 – both Class A figures. He didn’t ask for a single thing in return. He simply wanted to help.
Several things delayed taking the pictures of the figures, but he never complained. In fact, he actually encouraged me to get the pictures done. No matter how frustrating the process was.
Thanks to Cesar Pena the M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #107 portion of the guide will be posted tomorrow.
His generosity is the bedrock of this silly little hobby. Cesar’s selflessness certainly helped me. Hopefully it will help other people too when they’re trying to figure out, “What is this little pyramid figure?”