I love video games. Most people my age do, too, but it was a huge passion of mine growing up and continues still today. Someone asked me why I had so many old video game systems and games for them when all of these newer systems. The easy answer is, "because it's my collection," but why have a collection? Do I really get use out of all of my video game stuff I've collected over the years. I play them sometimes, but of course I don't play every game I have every day.
I had to think about it for a moment and dive deep into my soul to find the real reason I collect what I collect.
My answers may be the same for others who collect other items. Here are a few reasons why collectors collect.