‘Million Dollar Question’ – What Was The First Pack Of Cards That You Recall Opening??
My fascination for baseball card collecting began pretty innocently. I was really starting to enjoy watching baseball on television, and my Little League play was starting to take off.
As a reward for getting good grades on a report card (third grade, I believe), my mom took me to the baseball card store in the local mall. Yes, card shops were becoming pretty popular back in the mid-1980’s, and while moms, sisters, and daughters spent their time shopping at Burdines or Macy’s, the men and boys of the families would hang out at the card shop.
Anyway, as a result of bringing home a pretty solid report card, my mom brought me into the shop and told me to pick any five packs that I wanted.
I did as instructed, and I have to guess that her investment that afternoon was less than $2.00.
I know that I purposely picked five different packs, though I had no specific reason for my selections.
In the group of five, I recall getting packs of 1985 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1984 Topps, and 1984 Donruss. For the life of me, I cannot remember what the fifth pack was(it was almost thirty years ago, cut me a little slack).
I asked if I could open them in the car on the way home, and my mom agreed.
The first pack I opened was this:
1984 Donruss!! I remember really liking the card because of the ’84’ that was stamped on the fronts. The other cards did not offer that unique feature.
So, tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’ is one that will probably take you back to your childhood as well.
Dust off those memories and let us know ‘What Was The First Pack Of Cards That You Recall Opening’?
That is tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’.
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