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The most I have EVER spent on eBay Cufflinks: Nixon in '72 FOR THE WIN!

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    Posted 6 years ago

    MisterEsot…
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    It finally happened. I was browsing on eBay and I came across a pair of cufflinks that I decided I MUST own. It is not a want or the First World Problem of deciding between the Gold iPhone 6 Plus or the Space Gray 6 Plus. This is a matter of national security. The Walking Dead zombie apocalypse was about to bring terror to the citizens of the woodsy areas of Atlanta if I did not win these cufflinks. Dogs and cats living together. MASS HYSTERIA!

    So I placed an obscene bid. A bid so obscene that if the seller saw it, they would have enlisted their friends and family to keep bidding just to earn a bigger sale.

    Fortunately, unlike the staff of the old Ultimate Bet poker site, my maximum bid was concealed and confidential.

    I won this captivating pair of cufflinks for a mere $50 plus shipping. I literally felt like I was given a $300 Christmas gift (yeah, my max bid was right about there).

    I just got them in the mail today. 1972 Nixon Campaign cufflinks. No, these were not owned or worn by our greatest President. They are simply campaign swag from the trail. The biggest landslide victory of our time. I wasn't around yet, unfortunately. Not born until 5 years later, but my youth included massive amounts of Alex P. Keaton observing, studying, and pure idolization. Yes, I had 8x10's of Nixon and Reagan in my bedroom as a kid. I wore a tie to school even though it wasn't required.

    Yes, I am now a 37 year old banker that collects cufflinks. Was there ever any doubt that my life of dorkiness would eventually lead me to posting Nixon cufflinks from 1972 on an internet message board? No doubt in my mind. Thank God Al Gore invented the internet, or I would just be admiring my cufflinks in the privacy of my four post bed.

    Anywho, thank you for reading. I am wearing these to work tomorrow. Yes, it may be politically incorrect, but so are those hideous Ugg boots that people wear. So sue me. :)

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      LOVE YOU!!! (and your wife too, hope you are both well) So true about Al Gore and the hideous Ugg boots. I enjoyed your reason for buying these cufflinks - because you had to buy them. Congratulations. Thank you for this fun post. You know you're not just a banker, you're a writer too! And tomorrow if anyone gives you a funny eye twitch just say "he ended the Vietnam war, so there."
    2. MisterEsoteric MisterEsoteric, 6 years ago
      HAHA! That's awesome. Thank you for posting and for the kind words. I tend to be long winded, esoteric, and oddly whimsical (for lack of a better term). It's just who I am.

      Back in college, my issue wasn't that the assignments had word minimums. It was the assignments that had maximum word counts that always got me in trouble. :)

      Thanks again for posting! Nixon in '72! Keep the dream alive!
    3. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      HIlarious write up Mr E! And Mr E and Valentino, I love my ugg boots! Wear them all the time! : P
    4. MisterEsoteric MisterEsoteric, 6 years ago
      Despite the politically incorrect nature of said wardrobe decision, you're still copacetic in my book, Jewels. I'm sitting at a poker table in Vegas playing Super Mario Land on my original Nintendo GameBoy while wearing my new Nixon '72 links and an ambiguously gay Lacoste sweater vest.
    5. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mr. E! This visual you have given me more than makes up for any slam to my fashion choices :D
    6. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Rose posted these and I thought of you :) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/143082-1970s-celebrity-corp-cufflinks-and-tie?in=activity
    7. MisterEsoteric MisterEsoteric, 6 years ago
      Thanks for that link! I will check it out! :)

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