How many teams do you need ?

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How many teams do you need ?

Post by rigger67 » 23 Jun 2013, 09:30

Having become more and more active in the hobby again over the last year or two, and especially since playing again, I find myself nudging the 150 mark when it comes to my playing collection.

I don't have any teams that I won't actually use - I'm not one for seeing things gather dust in a display case - and my collection is roughly split 40/50/10: CHW/LW/Zs.
I've more or less got refs.1-20 in CHW now and after that I can comprehensively cover 90% of sides whether club or international.
It's got to the point where I've got a few duplicates and actually have 20 or so teams I'm gonna eBay when I get chance.

The question is, do I need any more ?
I know the practical answer is no, but I want a fair few more references and .. well, I'm a grown man and I'll do what I like, thank you very much :D

There's about 20 more teams I want to paint and box up myself, too, so I think I'll end up around the 200 mark at the end of it all ... not that there will ever be an end with any sort of collection.

I'm intrigued to know your thoughts on your own collections - and I mean the ones you use to play with, not just for completion's sake. Or can't you differentiate ? Or don't you play at all ??

Over to you ...

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by MahlerOO5 » 23 Jun 2013, 09:35

TBH, I think a collection is like a shark. It has to keep moving forward, or it dies.

For me at least, while I have an active interest in the hobby there will always be another team to buy (and I reckon the same would likely be true for teams you paint yourself).
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OHW; 37,38
RugbyHW: 9,24,27,29,31,33,36 Celluloids: 28 green;39;55

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by Number9 » 23 Jun 2013, 09:56

I dont buy to collect - but when I do buy I go a bit OTT, I now have lots of stuff that I dont use (LW's, Parodi, Total Soccer, Zeugo etc.) that I have tried out, but found that I prefer other styles. I cant be bothered to put them up for sale - more hassle than its worth, so they just sit about staring at me.

In fact for playing I only use very few of the teams that I have bought (my favorites being ref 1 and 2 walkers from an old box set, and a few flat teams).

Now I am into making my own teams the collection just keeps on growing just for the sake of doing something different - lots of things I want to try when I get the time..... I am also running a big solo knockout comp. so all the teams I have made get a run out. I couldn't bear just having them in boxes doing nothing.

I have also got about 30 stripped moulded teams fitted into a variety of bases (more experimenting!) waiting for a paint job - dont know when that will happen :lol:
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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by rigger67 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:12

Mahler - love the analogy
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#9 - I really like this idea:
I am also running a big solo knockout comp. so all the teams I have made get a run out. I couldn't bear just having them in boxes doing nothing.

Thing is, I've got about fifteen different Leeds teams from various eras and both home and away - wouldn't that be slightly unfair if there were, say, six or seven of them left at the quarter-final stage ? :lol!: :lol!: :lol!:

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by MahlerOO5 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:23

I cant claim credit TBH....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RFH9_M0OaY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
HW teams needed- 237
OHW; 37,38
RugbyHW: 9,24,27,29,31,33,36 Celluloids: 28 green;39;55

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by rigger67 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:24

You know, given your obvious taste in classical and now this ... we could be friends :D

Did you read this week after the sad passing of James Gandolfini that he'd described himself as a "260lb Woody Allen"? :D

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by MahlerOO5 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:39

Indeed, sad loss. Did you see him in In the Loop ? Only character who got one over on Malcolm Tucker.... :lol:
HW teams needed- 237
OHW; 37,38
RugbyHW: 9,24,27,29,31,33,36 Celluloids: 28 green;39;55

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by rigger67 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:40

No, I didn't - but I'm gonna check it out now you've mentioned it - thanks for that :D

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by MahlerOO5 » 23 Jun 2013, 10:45

sorry, forgot to post the link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwGZinTeodc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by ralphtheclaret » 23 Jun 2013, 14:53

rigger67 wrote:
I'm intrigued to know your thoughts on your own collections - and I mean the ones you use to play with, not just for completion's sake. Or can't you differentiate ? Or don't you play at all ??

Over to you ...
They all get played with regardless of collectability/perceived value

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by rattler » 23 Jun 2013, 23:59

Good question Rigger!

Neil (wearebees) and I often ask this question when we're down at the 'theatre of broken dreams'.
Often saying 'thats it, think I'm done now'.
Following week its 'ooh I managed to get the Brentford Ref 9 on reverse bases' or 'got Holland zombies for 99p on ebay' etc etc.

All of my teams are available for use.
My son has his own little solo cup competitions now and it depends on who his starting eight quarter finalists are?
If I'm honest i'd rather he squash the zombies and L/W's than the HW's but I think its only because they tend to flippin' cost more.
My boxed collection so far consists of:
Classic HW x49
Ref 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 (rev base), 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 28, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 56, 57, 58, 76, 77, 78, 81, 92, 100, 135, 154, 156, 156(custom rp), 159, 208, 214(custom rp), 221, 317(in c138 box), 318 & 321

OHW x1
Ref 48

LW x4
Ref 329(Eng WC82), 457, 768 & 773

Zombies x28
Ref 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 19, 25, 41(hp), 41(mp), 42, 50, 51(x6 only), 67, 100(x8 only), 138(x9 only), 154(w/trim), 191, 206, 207, 209, 232, 248(x4 only), 317, 317(r/y base x9), 318, 319, 320 & 321.

I also have hundreds of spare hw figures, some ready stripped, that are probably going to be repainted to kits which I haven't decided on yet.
I have only managed to do one so far. The 214 Bayern Munich.
Probably do the rest when I retire in about 20years time!

I think the collection will just plod on willy nilly really mate.
And hey, there are so many rare base combos out there that you could never complete a collection of Subbuteo teams could ya?
If anybody would like to add to my collection just send me your teams, don't worry I will pay the postage fees!
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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by newgolddream » 24 Jun 2013, 01:22

I have over 800 teams plus almost 100 awaiting treatment/restoration. I sometimes I look at them and think I am crazy.

I've got OHW, HW, LW, Total Soccer, Paul Lamond, Zeugo, Soccer 3d, plus self paints of all the another figure types available.

As I paint them for my self as well, I am adding teams at the (minimum) rate of 2 or 3 a week. I'm currently doing a couple of vintage Santiago. Last week I did vintage SCco

My solo league has 16 teams, so that's 32 kits home/away - these are used a lot, so I have no problems justifying them. These will only grow too as I add more teams for league and cup games.

Theoretically I use (or will use) the vast majority of my collection - but not all of them see the light of day due to the amount of teams I have. One or two items are a bit fragile, i.e some OHW that I have restored - fixed arms etc, so they don't tend to get played with.

IMO once you justify having 50 or so teams, to account for different types of figures and a variety of colours to represent the majority of teams - then there is no going back. Space is the only limiting factor.

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by rigger67 » 24 Jun 2013, 06:30

Nice :D

Good haul of Zombies, rattler - I went to see World War Z last night and had a little chuckle to myself when they first used that word :)

800 NGD ?
I would say you need to get out more, but having seen that photo ... STAY INSIDE AND KEEP FLICKING :D

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by wearebees » 24 Jun 2013, 06:57

rigger67 wrote:Good haul of Zombies, rattler - I went to see World War Z last night and had a little chuckle to myself when they first used that word :)
Saw that on Saturday, pretty ace film to be honest.

My collection is a bit more modest than most, but still enough to make my wife grumble about the amount of space it takes up in the wardrobe... :P

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Ref 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9 (2 versions of course!),10,11,13,15,16,18,19,21,25,28,31,41,42,43,47,49,50,56,67,74,78,81,100(with round collars),102,159,192,206,208, 317,318, 319 (missing one)

Zombiesx18
1,2,3,11,13,42,156,191,206,207,209 (MP &HP versions), 211,232,317,318,319,321

LWx5
329 England, 622 Oxford ,643 Forest,644 Everton,658 Villa

Zeugo x1
Croatia

Santiago DIY x1
5 a side Milan & Inter

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Re: How many teams do you need ?

Post by Focus On » 24 Jun 2013, 07:34

1-My aim is to have every 1970's alternative to the SSG 320+ h/w strips painted on Santiago

2-another aim is to have an example of every team that played in every worldwide league in the 1970s worldwide, in all divisions, and have them in alt to SSG strips.

I have the resources, money, and information already to do this, now i need the time to paint them. Prob is, as i am painting them they usually all sell....

if they don't sell after three goes i keep em-it's a win win situation, but seeing as how Focus On is a registered business i have to try to punt them first via Ebay.

Worked out the rough number that would involve 'no2' happening and it was around 10,000 teams (30 leagues x 30 teams x 10 years) which will cost around 60k
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