|Dr. Tenderoni's Rare Collectibles - February 2008|
Yes, you are right! I can hear you loud and clear: There we go! Yet another collector ready to show off Michael Jackson collectables to fans around the world. That's exactly what I said to these guys from MJFC ever since they managed to track me down (how they found me is beyond me… there must be evil at work here). In fact, I hid in a secret place ever since my collection reached the thousands. You know how Michael Jackson's fans are: literally crazy! They'd do anything for a rare collectable and I want to have nothing to do with it!
It is the magic year of 1988 (what a romantic introduction, isn't it?): The year of the Bad Tour. Oh yes, back then collecting was a very hard job: no internet and no e-mails. All you had to do is have very good contacts and be at the right place at the right time.
It so happened that I found myself in Austria on holiday (there you go, I'm not Austrian). The Hofburg, the Schönbrunn castle, and the city hall were all marvellous locations to visit. But just have a guess: What has been my favourite location during that holiday? The Creditanstalt! What's that you say? A bank. Yes, a bank. At that time, youngsters opening a new bank account were offered, for a short period of time, this now extremely rare promo bag.
What makes this an extremely rare collectable is the promo-only sleeve especially created for this release. What a beauty! Basically every single released for the Bad album could be found inside this special sleeve: from 'Bad', 'Smooth Criminal' and 'Dirty Diana' to 'Man In The Mirror', .. all was based on your luck! Of course you could only get one bag per account but at this point I can tell you: to have even one of these jewels is something you should be proud of.
However, I know how tough the life of a real collector can be and I'm here to help you! No, I won't be selling anything to you but at least you can start dreaming about these beauties, right? Don't tell me that I'm not nice …
`Til next month, my friends. Have lovely dreams...
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