Thursday, April 26, 2012

What brought you back?

This is a question I love to hear answered by many in the sports card community. I was a collector from 1986 to 1993. I decided to get out of the hobby in the fall of 1993 after graduating from high school and my time was monopolized with college and work. Anyway, when I moved with my wife from southwest Ohio to northeast Ohio in the fall of 2001 I was bit by the baseball card bug once more after watching the 2001 World Series between the Yankees and Diamondbacks. There were a couple of card shops close (3 to be exact) so I decided to stop in and see what was there. Since I had collected the Topps flagship sets growing up I decided to get a few packs of 2002 Topps Series 1. Once I opened them I was instantly hooked once more. It doesn't matter how many times I open a pack of cards, it always seems like the first time and I'm always reminded of the first time I opened a pack of 1986 Topps my Mom brought picked up for me from a small hole in the wall convenient store in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Memories...that's what brought me back to the hobby. What about you?


  1. I hadn't collected since the early nineties. What brought me back was that my son showed an interest in baseball (t-ball actually) and playing catch with him reminded me of the old days when my buddy and I would play mock games and keep stats and then go down to the convenience store for a pack of cards. So I took him to the only card shop in town and we started up. Spending time with him at shops, shows and home playing with cards did a lot for our relationship.

    He isn't into cards, or even sports, anymore, but I am! It's a great hobby and between learning about the 'new' cards, e-bay and the bloggers out there, I am hooked for the long run.

    Plus, I have another son that started t-ball this year!