The first time I played Magic the Gathering was at the end of Ice Age and started really casually but it really ticked all my collection boxes.
I then started playing quite competitively at around Invasion, going to regular tournaments and all the qualifiers, winning loads of cards and always having to have the latest tech and best decks and this meant I had thousands of cards.
A lot of them at high value, very high value as I played all formats. I had twenty of these large boxes, plus many folders, deck boxes, and other bits of storage.
Then I suddenly lost interest in the game all together and could really do with a bit of cash, so I started listing everything I had and listed it on eBay and after a few false starts it sold for about £7K to a gentleman from Norway.
We discussed sending it across and he realised that it would be easier and cheaper for him to bring his son with him and get the ferry to Newcastle, it would also be quicker.
We arranged to meet at the petrol station at the Durham services, so I packed up the car and with my partner we set off.
We got to the services and met the buyer, we then started to transfer the boxes across to the boot of his car. Once we had finished this I was handed rolls of £20 notes, loads of rolls, a satisfying amount of rolls.
As we were driving back with a back seat covered in these rolls of £20 notes my partner noted that all our activity would have been recorded on CCTV and that it would have probably have looked extremely dodgy.
Thankfully we never had a visit from the Durham Constabulary wondering why I was selling loads of guns/rifles to a Norwegian.