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> Rest in peace Richard Bostic aka RGBII

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post Apr 25 2020, 10:38 AM
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I just found out that Richard passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. He was an integral member of this forum and a passionate collector. Loved the online and phone conversations I had with him.

He will be missed.


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This is sad news indeed! Richard was a great guy and will be missed. He had a passion for this hobby like no other I've seen.

One thing I'll always remember him saying, and will continue to preach in his honor: Collect Hard


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Sorry to hear this. I do remember the "Collect Hard" phrase being used a lot. RIP, God Bless!



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post Apr 25 2020, 12:32 PM
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oh no.. richard was one extreme dude.

I think he termed Collect Hard and he epitomized that statement.

Countless hour long calls , still have his very old number written on a 2x4 stud in my basement so I would never lose it right near the vault.

Ginter was my passion but Richard went far beyond anything I was capable of, he loved the bubble gum bubble blowing character on the back of the Ginter minis.

Richard I hope you found peace and have been reunited with your father. My eternal gratefulness for being my friend.
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I just learned of this today after work. My heart breaks for him right now.

Richard was a one-of-a-kind collector, and more importantly, a one-of-a-kind person. Some things we agreed upon (politics), others we didnít (religion). Nonetheless we shared quite a few lengthy phone calls about both the hobby and the world in general.

Richard, you are deeply missed!


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QUOTE(ffman @ Apr 25 2020, 08:40 PM)
I just learned of this today after work. My heart breaks for him right now.

Richard was a one-of-a-kind collector, and more importantly, a one-of-a-kind person. Some things we agreed upon (politics), others we didnít (religion). Nonetheless we shared quite a few lengthy phone calls about both the hobby and the world in general.

Richard, you are deeply missed!
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Cody you know that he and I schemed up trading for that ruth relic and sending it to you, that was just the type of fellow he was.

the guy was just one in a million.


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Most of you probably remember Richard and I hosting box breaks from Iraq with the dirty combat helmet and our "Let's Start with a Snake" thread. But what very few know if just what those threads mean for me. Richard was more than a friend. He was a brother. We only met once in person, yet went through very rough times together. When things were bad, and mean as bad as they get in Iraq, Richard was always there to help pull me through. When he was going through things that no person should ever have to deal with, I was his first call. I found out today and am in shock. I want to wake up and find this was a dream.

When I was informed of this I couldn't think straight. As I was at work trying to make sense of the words I had just read, memories flooded my mind. When i got to my truck to head to my next stop, it hit me hard. I haven't cried in some time, but today I wept like a baby. As I type this I am fighting back the tears. Richard was more than just a great guy, He was the best friend anyone could ever ask for.

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Richard was a great guy. When I got my first job as a professor he custom made nameplates for me to use on my desk. When I completed my 2005 Diamond Kings Red Frame set he made a custom binder for me to keep them in. Just a generous, all around nice guy. I can't believe he's gone. He was training to be a chef and I loved seeing his posts on Facebook about all the things he was cooking. He will be missed.


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Heartbreaking to learn, Richard was a brother in the Hobby, even though I had stepped away. Facebook is a silent stalking tool in life, I am glad we had found each other there after I departed. Hopefully your journey to Valhalla was great, and you are in peace.


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I'm sorry to hear about this, first class guy! Prayers



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I literally started tearing up when I found out he had passed way. He was a pleasure to trade with and talk too and I will never forget his Mantra:

COLLECT HARD!!!!!



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QUOTE(aceecards @ Apr 25 2020, 01:49 PM)
oh no.. richard was one extreme dude.

I think he termed Collect Hard and he epitomized that statement.

Countless hour long calls , still have his very old number written on a 2x4 stud in my basement so I would never lose it right near the vault.

Ginter was my passion but Richard went far beyond anything I was capable of, he loved the bubble gum bubble blowing character on the back of the Ginter minis.

Richard I hope you found peace and have been reunited with your father. My eternal gratefulness for being my friend.
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I remember the two of you competing for those A&G mini trades.

I have so much more I want to add to this but can't right now.

So.......

To RGBII:
Rest Easy, Brother

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When I found out from Bob about RGBII I was devastated


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