Tuesday, March 15, 2011
attention new collectors:
Are there any new collectors out there? I know there are a few. It seems many of us have the same story; we collected as kids, grew out of the hobby and came back within the past few years. I know my story is similar, as I collected from about 1987 to around 1995. On and off, nothing serious just a kid getting packs and cards, trading with friends, etc. I got back into it almost a year ago and haven't looked back. I really enjoy the hobby and interacting with other traders, going to shows, finishing sets, picking up new and interesting cards and just plain rippin' packs! As for some of you readers and bloggers, your stories sound the same, collect, quit, reboot the collection. Or maybe you still have some of your old cards and that's awesome. I certainly don't, mine actually WERE thrown out by my mother but I also didn't take care of them nor did I stop her. Look at the years I collected though, I'm sure I had very little of value in there. In the 9 or so months I've been at this blogging thing, I have noticed many blogs come and go (well, not go like gone, just not as active as they once were but that is life) and the growth is fantastic. I really like coming up on a new blog and seeing what their perspective on the hobby is. Again, they used to collect and usually they are curious as to what the card world is up to, they do a little Googling and come across a blog or 200 and join the fray. It's great. So this is what the point of all this is, if you are a new collector and want a little jump start on your collection, I want to help. Want some Topps from the past 20 or so years to see what they looked like? Or Upper Deck for that matter? Maybe you just want a bunch of random cards from random brands to see what else there is out there and maybe it'll spark an interest in something you never knew existed. If you would like some cards to jump up your collection, shoot me a comment and an email and I'll put together a box and ship it on over. Easy as it can be. I just really have too much here and if I can help a new collector in his journey, it would be a big help to both of us.