Posts tagged collecting
By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
I often think back to my youth, and the joy I experienced collecting baseball cards. I got serious when I was almost 12 years old, collecting the 1987 Topps Baseball Set. I loved the wooden border design, and the price of 40 cents per wax pack was very affordable. Those days, sadly, are gone, replaced by packs that range anywhere from $1 for Score brand items, to $500 for Upper Deck’s Exquisite Collection. The hobby has completely changed, and as a result, my collecting habits have as well. I am now a 1 player collector, because More >
While all sports have a fan base to follow them, NASCAR not only has the fan support, but for most of us, it’s a way of life. The only time other sports see a fanatical gathering of fans is when the playoffs start. How many times during regular season does one actually see fans get as fanatical of their sport as NASCAR does? Every race in NASCAR is like a playoff for the fans. They plan their vacations, their finances, and their overall schedule by it. So for most, it’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.
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By: 24_JGordonFan_24 (written in 2006)
It was 1994 and just another average Sunday at our house. Flipping through the channels on TV, she came upon a NASCAR race once again. “Oh great,” she thought with a sigh, “anything but this.” Many times she’d come across these races, annoyed that they were taking the place of any other show that could be on. “Just cars going in circles, what fun is that?” she’d think. But, as she’d soon find out, today would turn out to be quite different….
A brightly colored car with a number 24 on the side caught her eye. Well, More >