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New Top Shelf
bgz Offline
#1 Posted:
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Here is my new top shelf with the cigars from the OPFTH auction cigars.

Had to bump a few things to make room for them.

So this is a picture of my "collection", though it's ever changing because I pick off it from time to time.
top-shelf-cropped-resized.jpg
KingoftheCove Offline
#2 Posted:
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Um......................ain't no top shelf without the CAO Brazillia!

Other than that, there's a few yard gars in there I'd smoke............if I was desperate.








Heh..........nice haul!
opelmanta1900 Offline
#3 Posted:
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just the one tat then, huh? I guess it looks ok...
bgz Offline
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
just the one tat then, huh? I guess it looks ok...


You must be blind, there are 4 tats in the picture (1 got bumped).

(Cbid size restrictions might explain your blindness though).
dstieger Offline
#5 Posted:
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Brex? RC? What's the 3rd? One of the TAA's?

Pretty AF/Padron heavy...overrated?


Oh yeah....and 'look at me' ......lol
bgz Offline
#6 Posted:
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TAA 50th, RC, CQ1 and bumped a TAA 2014.

There were more tats on there at one point, but I smoked them.

... But I like Padrons and Fuentes :P

Edit (noticed your edit):

Yes, look at me!!!

Showing off my cigars in a cigar forum, oh the shame.

The secretos was a filler smoke underneath (can only fit smaller cigars under the big ones), but the chille pepper Opus replaced it. The secretos got smoked on Sunday.
dstieger Offline
#7 Posted:
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ThumpUp

Unfamiliar with the CQ1 - have you smoked others? Impressions?

I thought I was over Pete's one-offs, but couldn't pass up adding to mine with Zito's auction



opelmanta1900 Offline
#8 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
You must be blind, there are 4 tats in the picture (1 got bumped).

(Cbid size restrictions might explain your blindness though).

Not completely, but yes, pretty much blind... thank God for medical advancements... 100 years ago I'd be sitting on a street corner begging....
bgz Offline
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dstieger wrote:
ThumpUp

Unfamiliar with the CQ1 - have you smoked others? Impressions?

I thought I was over Pete's one-offs, but couldn't pass up adding to mine with Zito's auction



I've never had one either, it's the only one I got. ABrignac sent it to me a few years back, and on the shelf it's sat ever since. Think he sent me the RC too (never had one of those either lol).

I hear the CQ1s were amazing though. Tough thing for me with those older rarer smokes is I'm always afraid I'm going to be disappointed with them, and once they're gone, they're gone.
dstieger Offline
#10 Posted:
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I'm same way....probably a couple dozen unicorn singles that I've never tried - in a way, slightly disappointing might be better, since there won't be another

I'll probably just end up doing what Tim did and offer them to charity auction - another place does a forum-wide auction for troops once or twice every year...at least that would be better than my widow's next husband smoking them
bgz Offline
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lol, true. I have smoked a few older unicorns... thus the fear... you got an excellent point with the wife's next husband though.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#12 Posted:
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The tat with the foil, which is that? RQ-something-er-nother? Local has had a couple for many years... $25 each... always thought about it but always reached for the black labels instead...
ZRX1200 Offline
#13 Posted:
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Dayum bro....
ZRX1200 Offline
#14 Posted:
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CQ-1
zitotczito Offline
#15 Posted:
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Very nice selection you got there and thanks for the help to OpFth that was much appreciated.


I am older so I took the words from Cycleman that he gave me many years ago. Smoke what you got, life is short.


I have smoked many great vintage smokes and some that had lost their zip so to speak. It is and has been a great journey.


But at the end of the day, enjoy what you have and if you can help other's, that is even better.



bgz Offline
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
The tat with the foil, which is that? RQ-something-er-nother? Local has had a couple for many years... $25 each... always thought about it but always reached for the black labels instead...


That one I think is the RC184. The bigger one is the 233. I've seen them at one local here, not sure if they still have them or not... thought about buying one before to try it, but that place has so much, so it's hard to choose unless your just dripping cash out of your pockets.
Phil222 Offline
#17 Posted:
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Some good looking smokes there...ThumpUp
DiRGe Offline
#18 Posted:
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Nice
Why does the cello look frosty ?
Do you keep them in a fridge ?
Serious question.
RMAN4443 Offline
#19 Posted:
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Nice looking selection you have going there....I'm such a N00B I can't even identify most of them....Anxious

I won one of those LFD Football cigars in a bet with cacman last year during football season, so I have a start for my Top Shelf.....got a long way to go....Anxious
bgz Offline
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zitotczito wrote:
Very nice selection you got there and thanks for the help to OpFth that was much appreciated.


I am older so I took the words from Cycleman that he gave me many years ago. Smoke what you got, life is short.


I have smoked many great vintage smokes and some that had lost their zip so to speak. It is and has been a great journey.


But at the end of the day, enjoy what you have and if you can help other's, that is even better.



Some wise words all the way around. To paraphrase the great Ron White... I do fully intend to smoke each and every cigar on that shelf eventually :)

Most of everything on there I have (or had) multiple of, though there are a handful exceptions.

Thanks again for the opportunity to try these rarities and your generosity for a worthy cause.
bgz Offline
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DiRGe wrote:
Nice
Why does the cello look frosty ?
Do you keep them in a fridge ?
Serious question.


I do keep them in a fridge!!! Well, wine cooler. Though the frostiness isn't condensation, it's just from a combination of lighting and having to decrease the resolution of the picture to upload it to cbid.
bgz Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
CQ-1


I've reached for it many times, it has an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper on it...

It might not be on the shelf much longer.
DiRGe Offline
#23 Posted:
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That frosty look is enticing...
Screenshot for
future reference
Thanks for sharing
engletl Offline
#24 Posted:
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I see nothing but "yard gars" there
corey sellers Offline
#25 Posted:
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Very nice if you need any help let me know I will be proud to help a good botl out.

bgz Offline
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Corey, like engletl said, they are all yard gars and dog rockets...

Also, I think you're the first person to ever refer to me as a good BOTL :)

(Maybe it's happened before, but I think my memory may be getting bad... or it could just be a byproduct of marriage).
engletl Offline
#27 Posted:
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Nah...not dog rockets...just yard gars

Anyone that knows me knows why I say that and what it means
Palama Offline
#28 Posted:
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Awesome looking smokes! Wish my “top shelf” looked that good.
bgz Offline
#29 Posted:
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Get outa here with that Conan, I know you have way more than that buried in your containers :)
Hank_The_Tank Offline
#30 Posted:
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It would look better with one of my Lost City cigars in it....
engletl Offline
#31 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
Corey, like engletl said, they are all yard gars and dog rockets...

Also, I think you're the first person to ever refer to me as a good BOTL :)

(Maybe it's happened before, but I think my memory may be getting bad... or it could just be a byproduct of marriage).

You are all right by me...must mean you are a good BOTL
bgz Offline
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Thanks!

I appreciate the kind words.
Palama Offline
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bgz wrote:
Get outa here with that Conan, I know you have way more than that buried in your containers :)


Hmm, ok, you’ve got a point there. I could probably put up a decent pic but doesn’t help that 4 out of my five coolers are in storage for the next couple of years so minimal access to them.
bgz Offline
#34 Posted:
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The only reason I have that shelf is because when I tried to space them evenly, boxes didn't fit in the slots. So it was either turn it into a "top shelf" or just ditch the shelf all together. I decided to go with the top shelf.
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VERY impressive, Ben ! ThumpUp
delta1 Offline
#36 Posted:
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top shelf means easy to reach...gonna need a refill in about 2 months...Whistle
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KingoftheCove wrote:
Um......................ain't no top shelf without the CAO Brazillia!

Other than that, there's a few yard gars in there I'd smoke............if I was desperate.








Heh..........nice haul!



Man, those are really nice !
Abrignac Offline
#38 Posted:
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That Power Ranger sucks. Send it my way. I'll dispose of it for free for you. No questions asked.
bgz Offline
#39 Posted:
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Thought you quit smoking ...
NapalmMan67 Offline
#40 Posted:
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Nice shelf.

Beer


The tripod gifted me a similar LFD perfecto. I can't recall the name of it though... TKMFDNP or something.

I don't believe those CQ-1s are available anymore, but are good smokes imo. Drool



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namadio Offline
#41 Posted:
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dat p150 doh
frankj1 Offline
#42 Posted:
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NapalmMan67 wrote:
Nice shelf.

Beer


The tripod gifted me a similar LFD perfecto. I can't recall the name of it though... TKMFDNP or something.

I don't believe those CQ-1s are available anymore, but are good smokes imo. Drool



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I did?
Huh.
m j toal Offline
#43 Posted:
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Man they look awfully good!
What’s the one in the middle?
frankj1 Offline
#44 Posted:
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m j toal wrote:
Man they look awfully good!
What’s the one in the middle?

MIKEY!!!

hope you're not asking me that question...

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