Monday, November 14, 2011

I've Bought Super-Bouncy Balls, Press-On Tattoos, And Rubber Monsters From Gumball Machines That Cost More

While prowling the knickknack tables at Houston's annual Arcade Expo on Saturday, I found this:

The staples are rusty, the top of the cover has slight water staining (but, strangely, no wrinkling), and the page edges have turned "gamer-grubby brown" from extensive handling...but it's otherwise in dandy shape. 

The 45-something guy in the X-Wing Pilot uniform and helmet who sold it to me clearly loved—and, even better, used—the book.

This is the best 50 cents I've ever spent.  Score!

PS:  Gamer-Grubby Brown needs to be an official Crayola color.