'It's in that box in the basement' is a running gag at our house; it's the answer to every question that starts 'Have you seen..?' or 'Where did we put...?' It stems from our history of packing up and moving, as in we moved ten times in the twelve years I served. With all the moves, some things just never got unpacked between moves, like a complete set of Depression Ware dishes or the books my father-in-law gave us when he cleaned off his bookshelves. Now we've dropped anchor in the Twin Cities for going on fifteen years, yet we still haven't unpacked some of those boxes.
I was looking to see if I could unearth the first D&D book I ever bought for the Day 7 Blog Hop. I failed, but look what I did come across.
D&D Supplement IV. Forgot I even had bought this. From 1979, so I know I picked up about the same time I bought the AD&D Player's Handbook. At Games by James, now a respectable little shop at the Mall of America. Then it was a head shop in Stadium Village next to Stub & Herb's - by the University of Minnesota. I bought some, ah, paraphernalia there too. I'll have to redo my post on Deities & Demigods, adding this into the mix.
Another entry from Judges Guild, the map for the City State of Tarantis. I found the blank player's map too, but didn't see the book. I picked up this one from a friend from college and fellow gamer, when we were both stationed in the Norfolk area in the late '80s. Published 1983.
So what treasures have you found while looking for something else?