By Kyle Medeiros aka LBJ23213
There is no greater feeling than coming home after a long day and finding an unexpected package waiting for you. This happened to me one day earlier this summer. Usually I am aware of what to expect in the mail whether it is an eBay purchase or trade made with a board member. But on this day I was in for a major surprise.
On this particular day a friend of mine picked me up in his beat-up truck and told me he had to go inquire about a job before we could make our way to More >
By Michael Diaz aka Met4life
My love for collecting as well as my passion for baseball started one summer at one of the greatest places a baseball fan can visit, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
As a young boy I was very accident prone, breaking at least one bone a year from the age of 5 to 15. Needless to say my parents never thought twice about putting me into sports because they felt I would just get even more hurt. Due to this fact I spent most of my youth playing video games and hanging out with friends. I More >
By Carrie Freeman aka Miss Inertia
I can vividly remember sitting in my fathers lap watching Super Bowl XX. I had just turned six years old. I remember yelling every time the Bears would score. What little girl doesn’t like bears? I remember the sights and sounds of the halftime show and the celebration afterwards when the Bears were crowned World Champions. I remember my father explaining plays and positions in great detail even though I was at a loss for what most of it meant. I enjoyed hearing him talk football.
I remember being in church the following Sunday and everyone More >
By Mike Cancelliere aka mikecancelliere
In November of 2008, I found out about a website called “Upper Deck Kids.” This website instantly became a favorite of mine because I was able to type in codes on the back of my Upper Deck cards and receive points for each one. When I had about 30,000 points from spending countless hours typing codes off the back of every card I had, I looked at the prizes section to see what I was able to get with all those points. I skimmed the page and saw a raffle for a hobby box of 2008 More >
By Stephen Heger aka stephenheger
The humble beginnings of my collecting cards is a series of remembrances that I look back at fondly and with a child’s wonder. My father, in the Air Force at the time, and the rest of our family was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1978 when I opened my first pack of cards. I don’t remember what was in that pack of Topps baseball but I fondly remember the cursive writing below and the beginning of my love of cards. Tossing the sickly sweet gum in my mouth I eagerly perused the stack of cards and More >
By Brett Johnson aka Chargerfan46
Back in the early ‘70s I was the typical kid who got a pack of cards and looked at them for a little while. They then went straight to the spokes on my bike. To hear that sound and feel so cool riding down the street was something to remember. It wasn’t until the late ‘70s that I unknowingly started collecting. I played Pop Warner football and at our end of the year banquet, my parents (who were in charge of the banquet) thought it would be fun if each player were given a pack of More >