I wouldn’t be where I am today with these warriorwritings without YOU collectors. So many things have I experienced but without Ultimate Warrior fans sharing, my work wouldn’t be out there fully. This post is a THANK YOU to those willing to give their collections a voice for all fans, big or small. You KNOW who you are! I thank you for sharing your stories, photos, collections, videos, and for recognizing me as one of your OWN. Obviously, I am not that avid collector and have shared my small treasures but all of us keep Warrior’s legacy alive in many ways.
Boy, have times changed! Years ago people collected stamps, baseball cards, comic books, bottle caps, and many other things. I even had a sticker book around age 8 and us girls brought them to school and exchanged. I kept that too… My son collects magnets from our family vacations. Nowadays, some little girls collect beanie babies or kids are even competing with APPS on their phones! A different time indeed…
Do you collect anything that means something to you? For all you warriors— I mean other stuff besides your U.W. items. Is there something you had as a kid that you still like today? I used to love rocks and seashells so perhaps now my spiritual self was drawn to crystals (and feathers– hehe!)
Don’t be afraid to share it with someone. It just might connect to your life in ways you could never have imagined. Why are you drawn to certain types of collections? Sometimes we just like something but there can be a more meaningful reason. Am sure you Ultimate Warrior fans know what I mean.
I respect all of you for whatever type of collection you have. We are all different and if it means something to you, great! Pay no attention to those who “don’t get it.” Even though it may not be quite in line with yours, it’s theirs and that’s all that matters. I see so much online with U.W. memorabilia and also believe Warrior appreciates it all. He knows his true fans. There is that extreme mindset as a collector I don’t have but still marvel at what you do. It is part of your life just like everything else. We need like-minded fans who connect and relate.
Back then, the merchandise wasn’t remotely what it is today and the options now are huge. Like I’ve said before, it all counts and little things make a difference. Someone might not be the kind of fan you are but does it really matter? Nope, not at all. Being exactly the same gets boring.
I believe it’s wonderful to have something outside your 9-5 job or any of those roles that define us. It’s sad when you don’t. Get a hobby, interest, activity, or anything that makes you feel good. Your collecting can also give you income but it gives you so much more. We’re all still kids even as adults with our stuff and “quirks.” They make us who we are. Most of you guy collectors are not afraid to share— good for you! I say guys since I have yet to find many women U.W. collectors or even wrestling in general. If you’re out there– find me! I would love to hear your stories!!!
Don’t feel like you need a collection in order to have a connection with something other than a job. I just feel like other aspects of ourselves need to be recognized too so we can have fun.
Often times, I’d feel differently having a few Warrior collectibles– kinda like I didn’t belong. I now know all that isn’t my style and I am a warrior girl in the way that works for me. My book Spirit and Belief is testament to that. So, don’t compare your collections to anyone else’s either. Be proud of what you own since it is an extension of you.
Sometimes we can get caught up in wanting more all the time. Guess that depends on how much time you invest but you’ll know what’s right for yourself. Maybe you will never find that elusive item but be grateful for the ones in your possession. I know I am. I think I’m a person that if more items were presented to me, additional storage would be needed! Seriously though, personally seeing hundreds of action figures in my care would overwhelm me too much. That’s just me. That doesn’t mean it has to be you.
I give you Ultimate Warrior collectors a title or belt of your choosing for all that you collect. It is amazing to me and truly I remain awed every time. If you don’t have a belt, am sure you’ll get one soon! Thank you for always sharing your memories with me as it makes it easier sharing mine with you. For any of you creatives– post more videos of your expansive merch! I love seeing it all. We are all ultimate collectors that remain passionate and loyal. Like Warrior himself has said: “unique and different all to its own!”
~~P.S. The black crystal in the photo is bloodstone. Didn’t know at first how it is also called the “Warrior stone.” #signseveryday 💙😉🙏🏻