Collecting can be a disease. In some cases, once you have it, you can't be stopped. In the mind of the person who bought it, he/she had no choice but to buy it. What if you never get another chance for one of those? You wouldn't want a rival collector to get it when you can get it first would you?Neat, But not $468 Neat !
Unsolicited advice from a guy who has dealt in collectible for 25+ years. If you are buying as an investment, you are making a mistake. The truly spectacular and valuable collections I have seen over the years, and there have been a lot, were all assembled by collectors with a true passion for what they saved. 99 out of 100 people that I've dealt with who bought collectibles because they thought they were going to make money turned out to be big losers.Investment, is the only thing here...I would have bought it, if I had a bit better cash flow right now...
Basically, if you buy it, and it makes you happy, and it doesn't hurt anyone, who can argue, as long as you're happy...