There are people in this world who fixate on acquiring items for the sake of collecting. The hoarders I've known don't even enjoy what they have; they lock it away even from themselves. The mere fact that they know they have it appears to fulfill some deep-seated need they have for fulfillment. There are TV programs that profile these individuals and psychologists talk of a "hoarding syndrome."
There is also a narcissistic element to this whereby hoarders don't give a damn about anybody else. As long as they have bragging rights, that's all that matters.
The story of how so many of Jim Reeves' priceless and historic artifacts have ended up in the hands of some of these people would astonish you, as there is such aggressive treachery and deception involved in most of it.
Many people who helped these collectors are now dead, and a lot of fans who had been promised they'd be able to have access to Jim's memorabilia are also deceased.
There is also a very disturbing lack of conscience on the part of hoarders who would walk over their own grandmothers to get what they want.
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