Zac's collection of colorful skateboards is impressive. He's devoted part of his basement to their display, both on the wall and lined up on the floor.
Zac (l) and Tom
Tom donated three skateboards to the collection on Saturday. Two were modern Star Wars skateboards. The one Zac is holding is Tom's childhood skateboard. Constructed of wood, it's split a bit on the leading edge. Tom's mother used a marker to identify it on the bottom ("Tommy Joe" - which Tom wasn't too pleased about). Later he added "Thomas Joseph" just below his mother's hand.
Tom's skateboard - circa 1964
Tom remembers getting the skateboard when he was just eight year old. Yep, half a century ago. It's now a part of Zac's cherished collection.
Perhaps even more important, Zac is a Star Wars collector. He's also a member of The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club.
Click here to link to the OSWCC website
Zac has bookcases full of Star Wars collectibles. He'd make a retail store proud.
The club is in their 17th year.
Tom stayed for a meeting of the club as I headed back to Dayton.