Finally Arrived!

DrChesspain

This is a gorgeous set with a cool provenance, but thinking it is going to be a super desired collectible in 30 years seems pretty delusional.  

ksbreed123

 in 1973 i purchased a chess set like the one fischer and spassky played on in iceland.i alo got the board too. at the time everybody laughed at me for spending 120.00. two years ago i was offered 7000.00 for the set. to anwer your question,yes,chess sets will go up.just hang on to it. my fischer-spassky set will continue to sit in the living room so people can see it.

cgrau
ksbreed123 wrote:

 in 1973 i purchased a chess set like the one fischer and spassky played on in iceland.i alo got the board too. at the time everybody laughed at me for spending 120.00. two years ago i was offered 7000.00 for the set. to anwer your question,yes,chess sets will go up.just hang on to it. my fischer-spassky set will continue to sit in the living room so people can see it.

Please post some pictures!

Fer8799

mikecantreed1 wrote:

0% chance this increases in value significantly. No one will give a shit about any current top player in 20 years with the exception of Magnus.

I think it will increase the price, but not as commented. HoS is selling every year all the pieces, what means that every year are sold around 10? so in 10 there will be 100 of these pieces to much to reach what he expected

Aizen89

Hi everyone!  Thanks to those of you who have posted kind words!  I will be uploading more pics, but probably tomorrow or Saturday.  I'm finishing up some last-minute work now and then I have to go to bed and wake up super early to leave town for the day.  Hence why I won't have time until at least tomorrow night.  happy.png

Nathan0001

I agree with those who say that this set is very lovely, but is extremely unlikely to increase dramatically in price.  The comparison to Fisher's paraphernalia is wrong because Fisher was a massive presence in pop culture, and an extremely significant presence in the news.  His match occurred at the height of the Cold War, and an American was unbelievably dominant for the first time after decades of Soviet triumphs.  Furthermore, Fisher's sets could be had at a reasonable price--notwithstanding inflation ($120 in the Seventies is nowhere near $2400 today).  Finally, the tournaments these sets come from are held every year, and so these sets are continuing to be produced.  All that said, I wish the OP much luck and happiness!

mjr-c
Since its just a tournament and not from a WM match, hard to see anyone will care in 5+ years.
anyway nice set! are you planing to use it or is it just for the shelf?