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  1. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    Looking through the forum I've wondered what happened to the "greats". I don't see anyone picking up the likes of the below:


    Rep exclusive Text Gascan
    David Flores 1st or 2nd
    C100 Gascan
    Brown Juliet
    Snow Jungle Water Jacket
    Brown Gascan
    Bottle Green Gascan
    Blue Topcoat.

    Just to name afew. Is it because they aren't around, or the collectors are too new to remember these guys?
     
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  2. TOWSNBN

    TOWSNBN Oakley Beginner

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    Collecting is cyclical. They had their peak of popularity and they had their valley. Perhaps it will peak again in our generation. A possible reason why they’re not pulling what they have in the past is because most of those who want it probably already have it.
     
  3. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    Oakley still hands out alot of one offs or low production pieces to athletes. Usually colour way never released. I see radar and jawbone 1-offs in the Tour de France and xgames.
     
  4. the piper

    the piper Oakley Collector

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    I remember them all..the Flores ought to be shot out of a cannon or run over with a truck...sorry- cant separate the guy from the art... but I remember all those classics...heck Minutes are becoming "vintage" now...big styles are great for many but I'd like to see more wraps...more jackets...less shields...seems like the trend is to make 2 large lenses then introduce the same model with a shield instead right after...I wanted so much for the Gascans to fit but had to do smalls -I had chance for Bottle Green ones years ago as well as Brown...
     
  5. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    you can get all of these still on ebay but you have to pay the right price for them!
    those are still dope and a must have for any collector because those are history pieces from OAKLEY!
     
  6. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    I think most of the collector's who want them, have them. They're getting to be like rare cars, they only come out when someone decides to make room in their collection for something else.
     
  7. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I have both flores and c100 gascan:

    Gone Are The Greats? - 10865d5f.jpg
     
  8. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    do you need space BADP77?
    hi hi
     
  9. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes i need a double wide but cant find one locally...no one will ship!
     
  10. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    those are pretty heavy and shipping would cost a few hundred i guess....