Cluttercast: Pogs

January 30th, 2009

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This could have been my son’s college fund.  

All the kids were obsessed with selecting them and collecting them and playing  a game with them– kind of like Tiddlywinks.  The fad faded but not fast enough.     I don’t want to admit–or think—about how much each pog cost–even in 1990′s dollars.  

 Maybe somewhere  pogs are still popular.    I can’t bear to blindly toss them out when I think about the investment they represent.   I also can’t bear to look at them.

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  1. January 30th, 2009 at 11:54 | #1

    Just went on eBay in the hopes these would bring you lots of money… no luck. I’d put them on Craigslist or Freecycle. Do your kids care what you do with them?

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    Vote -1 Reply:

    Gayle, I showed the pogs to my son. After all these years, he got a kick out of seeing them but could care less if he ever sees them again. And thanks for checking on Ebay—I think this blog has cured my own Ebay habit for life.

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  2. Kanani Brown
    January 30th, 2009 at 17:35 | #2

    If no one else wants them I could take them to the students I work with. It’s a Special Day Class 6th,7th and 8th grade. I think they would like to get a little pog for good behavior. Kanani

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  3. January 31st, 2009 at 19:09 | #3

    Oh my gosh, I have my son’s pogs also. I brought them to school thinking I’d give them to the students.

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  4. January 31st, 2009 at 23:11 | #4

    Give them to Kanani-perfect solution! This will be me with Pokemon cards in a few years!

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  5. patty
    February 1st, 2009 at 11:27 | #5

    They’re fantastic. It’s all about the colors,the fun,the excitement! Sort of like marbles( cats eyes & steelies),the wealth they represented to the holder and upon their loss the determination to win them back. I would love to have those wonderful little pogs, they have charm. I’d like to make something from them, perhaps just frame them up.

    I read the san jose mercury article about you this morning and decided to look up your website. What a super idea you have and wish you much fun in keeping your new resolution. What a delightful way to declutter!

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  6. Mary B
    February 2nd, 2009 at 14:22 | #6

    Let them fly out of your house and on to some hard working teacher who is having to motivate tomorrow’s clutterbugs. I think Kanani’s idea as for their use is great.

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  7. patty
    February 5th, 2009 at 12:36 | #7

    Hi Darryle. I would like to remove myself from being poggled.
    Everyone is so right! The kids would have a great time with the token pogs and you would be bringing joy to many. So if you really can’t stand to look at them anymore, please give them to Kanani!! Until the next time….

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  8. Linda A Brown
    February 5th, 2009 at 18:57 | #8

    Hello Darryle I have been a visitor in Kanani’s class and I am sure the pogs would be a great motivator, and she needs every incentive item that is new and interesting to the students. Thanks, you’re wonderful…linda

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  9. terri
    February 5th, 2009 at 21:19 | #9

    HI darryle,

    I really like Kanani’s idea. Having helped in my daughter’s 2nd and 3rd grade classes, I know how noisy and chaotic the kids can sometimes get. They love to bring, trade and earn treasures. Teachers can give out only so many stickers!

    Kanani could keep them all in a large plastic container up at the front of the class (with tight screw-on lid) for all to ogle with hopes of earning for being quiet/doing homework on time/not interrupting etc.
    Teachers need stuff. Give your excess doo dads to teachers and let the kids clean out your clutter! Then their parents can worry about it!

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  10. February 5th, 2009 at 21:52 | #10

    Pogs were a kids’ thing—and probably they still are. Patty clinched it for Kanani and the kids. I think it’s a great idea to use in a classroom–especially Terri’s idea of the big plastic container. I also think ALL teachers are heroes and we should support them in any way we can. So Kanani is getting two items—the mini-ostrich purse, plus all the pogs that I can fit inside it.
    Thanks so much for all the great comments and support.

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