Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #141

I hate selling on eBay. I won’t repeated my numerous rants. However, hate is not the same as unwilling. If there is a good enough reason, then I’m willing to bite the bullet. That reason has finally emerged.

Back in July I started talking to a woman that had found my website. She thought she could help with my Final Four and wanted some advice on some other M.U.S.C.L.E. and 1980’s stuff. I thought nothing of it because that’s not an unusual email. The results, 99.9999% of the time, are uneventful. This was the 0.0001 time.

Dani’s mother-in-law was a collector of many things. As with all of us, life events made it necessary to reduce the vast collection. My father has spent the last year battling cancer. I think I’ve only mentioned it once before. I mention it again because I’ve feared dealing with his sports memorabilia. For years I’ve teased him that he was committing emotional terrorism by not selling off stuff while he was alive. He wants his grandsons to take it. They don’t want it. I will be forced to go through it. I will be forced to sell it. It will emotionally wreck me. I genuinely fear it.

I think that’s why I bonded with Dani over email. I tried to help her identify, sort, and just be helpful. I found myself thinking, “I hope somebody does this for me one day.”

Salmon Geronimo Shouting MUSCLEThat’s when I offered to sell all of her M.U.S.C.L.E. 4-packs. It was easier than trying to teach her how to navigate M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors. I won’t be keeping a dime. All of the money will go directly to her. I said we would just repeat the SGS situation. She couldn’t say, “no.”

Dani trusted a stranger. She sent me the 4-packs. She trusts me to sell them. She trusts me to send her the money. And I will absolutely do my best to exceed her expectations. I know M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors will help.

Frankly, they won’t have a choice. Dani’s mother-in-law had some awesome stuff. I hypothesize Irene, Dani’s MIL, bought the remainder of Woolco’s stock. I can’t prove them all came from the same case, but some of them had to come from the same case. The color mixture and Parts certainly suggest these were from the same SKU (likely, #2637 because the Pre-Pack probably would have needed to be French-Canadian with any text).

The packs vary widely in condition, but who cares? These 4-packs are amazing for one of two reasons:

  1. They are French-Canadian Color 4-packs. They are the first ones I have ever seen. The only documented French-Canadian 4-packs had been bubble-less cards and this Flesh 4-Pack. I hate using the word ‘rare,’ but I struggle to fins a better descriptor of a M.U.S.C.L.E. item I have never seen.
  2. The 4-Packs are filled with Class A figures. Just about every pack that has a Class A figure – actually has two of them. That sounds like something out of a collector’s dream. I know I’ve dreamt that scenario.

Below are some of the various Class A 4-packs. I will be listing all of them on eBay. They will all start at $0.99.

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Light Blue #19
Purple #29

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Purple #16
Light Blue #143

Class A MUSCLE Figures

One Class A Figure
Red #136
Three Class B Figures

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Purple #19
Magenta #179

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Purple #29
Red #116

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Dark Blue #71
Green #189

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Dark Blue #75
Green #189

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Two Class A Figures
Purple #157
Magenta #167

Class A MUSCLE Figures

Not Class A
Light Blue #153
1st of its kind?

If I were seeing this, then my first thought would be asking:
Oh boy, what shenanigans are we going to see?

I will do everything and anything in my power to eliminate them. I will share bidder lists (if necessary), answer every question, and share every auction detail I can with collectors. Some of the listings will be live tonight. They will be featured tomorrow in an Auction Watch.

Plus, we’re doing it for Dani and Irene. I just want to help them because I’ll need the same help someday. I hope M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors can bring her to tears of happiness.

Oh, and if you’re wondering if she helped with the Final Four. Be sure to read the next MMMM.

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  1. #1 by Greyson Heit on November 30, 2020 - 1:54 pm

    The suspense is killing me!

  2. #2 by Walker26 on November 30, 2020 - 3:19 pm

    That’s nice you’re helping out like this. What a story and a discovery. Be interesting to see where everything lands.

  3. #3 by GreyEagle06 on November 30, 2020 - 3:56 pm

    Man, the suspense is killing me!

  4. #4 by Johnny on December 2, 2020 - 2:44 pm

    I bid on them all. Hopefully I win at least 1.

  5. #5 by Chad Perry on December 2, 2020 - 2:50 pm

    Holy shit, you really did!

    Thanks on behalf of Dani and Irene.

  6. #6 by GreyEagle06 on December 7, 2020 - 3:14 pm

    So, did you get any of the final four you need?

  7. #7 by Chad Perry on December 7, 2020 - 3:50 pm

    Would I waste that answer on a comment? I’m trying to do a daily blog; can’t waste content. 😉

    But I will give you a hint. The answer is either “Yes” or “No.”

  8. #8 by Greyson Heit on December 7, 2020 - 6:18 pm

    Hmmm….. yes or no…. which is it? 😉

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