It is kind of my place of motivation.....all three cups are second place all around the walls in that room are second and third place plaques from various contests. I am determined to win just one sanctioned contest some day if it is the end of me. That whole thing keeps me motivated to practice until my lips turn blue, and my toungue goes numb.
Goose.....Of course you can touch them if you are in the neighborhood give me a call you can blow every call in the collection if you want.
There is not a thing wrong with blowing a $30 call if you blow it well and are confident in it. I buy some of those every year. Many of them are very capible calls.
Sp My wife is very easy going, and I can not even put into words how suportive she is of the contest thing. She does question why I need so many calls. I tell her the truth I don't need them but I really enjoy collecting them, buying, selling, trading, trying out all the new stuff. She has never gotten mad at me for it though she just looks at me once in a while when I am in there...smiles and shakes her head like "what am I going to do with him?" I guess she still kinda likes me.