By Brad Wingate aka BBonds25
Working part time as a 17 year old, approximately 5% of my pay check was spent on gas, and the other 95% was spent on sports cards. I had some great times, and some amazing pack pulls that year: a $350 Michael Jordan, a $250 Eddie George a $1500 Emmitt Smith, and even more beyond those. Needless to say, it was a great collecting year for me. But the best card I got that year was not found in any pack, or in any local card shop. In fact, it didn’t even cost me any of More >
By Theron Ross aka TRDouble
“How did I get into collecting?” And let me add to that question, “-as an adult?” Because I have collected cards since I was a youngster back in the 1970s, mostly football, some hockey, and “Superman: The Movie” too! This was back when collecting cards was simple – for football cards, there were Topps for cards of individual players and Fleer for cards that featured action shots of a full team. Right before every football season, my father would take me to a place that we always referred to as, ‘the warehouse;’ a place that existed More >
By Chris Seibel aka xexus
One day my best friend Karl asked if I wanted to go with him to this basketball game. He told me there was going to be a couple of former Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. So I went hoping to get the mini football we played with autographed by anyone that would sign it even though it was somewhat worn. Neither of us could wait to go to the game.
Karl, with his mom and step dad, picked me up and drove us to the game. When we got there, they us black and white photos More >
By Ian Banks aka gretzky_collector
My Al Bundy Photobucket: http://photobucket.com/A_B
I remember my aunt Diane and her husband coming over one night back in 1987. At the time I was only 10 years old so the adults talked about their jobs and such over a few drinks while I played with my toys. Later that evening we were all watching TV. That’s when my aunt said that a new show was starting that night. My dad flipped the channel over and that’s when I watched “Married…with Children” for the very first time. I have been hooked ever since and it’s been 22 More >
By Arturo Cepero aka Autocentral
One day, I remember watching the television with my father and seeing Michael Jordan play for the first time. I remember asking him “Who is that you are watching?” he said to me “Only the greatest player in basketball history”. I was only five years old at the time but I remember the moment vividly. Since that moment with my dad Michael Jordan has been my favorite player and would watch him every time they put a game on TV.
On my seventh birthday, my father gave me five cards of Michael Jordan with a jersey of More >
By John Schinigoi aka StainLss
Since I was about three years old (1991) I have always liked collecting cards. I remember my father going to the convenience store and coming home with a few packs of baseball cards for me to open. I used to keep them in an old cookie tin. I didn’t know anything about the actual players on the cards or even who they were but something was always there to draw me in. Maybe it was the colors, smell or maybe just the pictures. But that mysterious attraction always kept me wanting more of them.
Looking back I More >