The Best Collection When I Have Lost My Marbles
The Best Marble Collection in the World is The One You Have
The Best Collection
Many people have different ideas when it comes to collecting marbles and playing amateur or professional games . I think the The Best Collection of Marbles to have is the one you have especially after I Have Lost My Marbles, and I will tell you about that below.
I choose to feature one collection of 300 plus glass marbles because if you are starting out, its best to have plenty if you are challenged to a game of marbles. There are so many different collections of marbles that come in solid colors and mixed colors, and some the are colored clear glass that look like gems.
"Serious Collectors" will spend a pretty penny on the rare antique marbles. Though I can't imagine any more serious collector than a child that sits on their bed and pours out their treasure just for the pleasure of admiring and handling the little gems. There always seems to be at least one very special one that is admired most and is not for trades and will not be risked in a game.
Meaning: I Have Lost My Marbles
“I have lost my marbles!”, is one of those little sayings that we do not hear much any more.
The statement was often accompanied by cupping one’s forehead with their hand.
It basically meant that you had just discovered that you had made an unusual mistake, usually a common sense one.
The saying had some variations, like for instance:
“You have lost your marbles!”, which of course, was aimed at someone else who made an error in judgment.
Whether aimed at yourself or someone else, the words didn’t seem to have much of a sting.
It was easy to move on with some gentle humor and a shrug of the shoulders.
Also, perhaps there was a bit of shared laughter with no feelings being hurt.
“I do not know what I was thinking”, was often the next line.
It seemed to bring a sense of camaraderie and shared understanding of an “Oops” moment.
We seem to have found other ways of saying the same thing with some harder words that do not bring the same good feeling in the end.
I wonder sometimes if there is a way back to those softer, gentler times.
Do They Have World Marbles Championships
I tell you that adults will go all out for World Championship Games of Marbles. When I watched the video above I was impressed with the light heartedness and seriousness at the same time. People do take the game seriously while just going out to have a great time with a festival happening around them.
Deluxe 4 Pounds of Cat's Eyes Marbles and Shooters with Storage Bag
A 300+ count set of glass marbles is enough to get anyone started with playing marble outdoors or indoors. Just in case you are beginner at the game of playing marbles for keeps, you will want to begin with plenty to lose. Remember winning isn't everything, but learning how to be a good looser is just as important with playing with friends, brothers, sisters, or your neighbors. Being a "good sport" builds character!
I like this mega large glass marbles set. That is a nice red bag to keep your marbles all together in and will make it easier to carry them around with you whenever or wherever you may go for your next challenging game of marbles.
A Day To Remember Challenged To A Game To The Death
When I was in grade school an older boy challenged me to a game of marbles during recess right after lunch time. He was much more skilled at the game then I. He ended up winning all of my pretty glass marbles and my steel shooters.
When I saw my sister I began to cry and told her what had just happened. She knew just what to do! She went to that boy and challenged him in a game to the death. She was determined and won all of my marbles back from the boy, plus she won all of his marbles from him fair and square.
Well, I got all of my colorful marble like gems back, and all my steel bearings I used as shooters, and then some. I felt rich that day, and very happy to have a sister that could play better then I could or that boy. Big sisters or brothers can come in handy when it means winning!
Trading Marbles With Friends Is Fun To Do Too
When I Was A Kid
I would bring my bag of marbles with me to a friend's house and we would end up trading marbles some times. It was always fun to get a new pretty gem to add to my collection. Trading with a friend is a nice way to bond with them too. It is like they get to have a piece of you and you of them to admire and protect when playing a serious game of marbles.
Friends are great people to practice skills with because you can make up whatever rules you want if you don't want to lose any of your precious gems.
My favorites have always been the steel boulders which are actually bearings I suppose. I like them to use as shooters because they have more weight to them than other types of marbles. I feel like I get more traction out of them.
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Player = 16mm
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