Why did I get back into collecting?
I can honestly say that dayf over at Cardboard Junkie was largely responsible. I was cleaning out my storage room and came across all my cards from when I was growing up (I started collecting in 1981 when I was 4 years old and stopped in 1992). Later that night, I decided to do some searching on the web and see what was going on in the collecting world these days. I stumbled across Cardboard Junkie’s video break of 2009 Obak. I watched from beginning to end and decided that I needed a box. I ordered a box of Obak and a box of National Chicle, which was the newest release at the time. Here’s what I got:
Lucky: Yes. Hooked: Absolutely!
I was actually most excited about the Dale Murphy. Besides Pete Rose, he was my favorite player growing up.
After that, I went nuts buying old sets from my childhood and started easing my way into the stuff I missed out on from 1993 to present.
So, let me begin by offering much thanks to dayf for getting me back into a hobby that meant the world to me growing up!