Originally from Australia I started collecting in 87. Stopped around 94 and started again in 2004. I ended up with about 5k in books.
Met my wife in Australia and she wanted to move back to the States as she is American.
So I kept 350 books packed them into 3 suitcases and sold the rest. This was 7 years ago.
Since starting over again I've bought books I've never owned before so my collection is totally different.
I agree with some here the hunt is what makes it fun.
An example is I'm a big Subby fan so when I got back into comics in 2004 I put together a run of TTA 70-101 in vf. Took just 6 months. Too easy.
So thought how about a run 70 -101 in cgc pedigrees no matter the condition.
16 years later I'm still short 4 books that are not keys. And the hunt continues 👍
While I think about it.
Anyone who is interested in selling TTA cgc pedigree books in the numbers 76, 87,100 and 101 let me know.