‘Million Dollar Question’ – If You Could Bust One Box Of Cards That Reminds You Of Your Youth, What Would You Choose??
I have had enough interactions with the readers of this blog to estimate that their range of ages is twenties – sixties. So, the answer to tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’ will certainly be interesting to read.
Ultimately, my goal with this week’s question is to take you back to your youth; back to a time when collecting may have been easier, and more fun, and certainly more affordable…
When you think back to those times, is there a product release that you enjoyed ripping through more than others? Is there a specific brand that always netted you with the greatest hits in the set? Does a specific year’s brand of cards still make you giddy today?
If so, let me hear it!!
For me, if I could rip open one box of cards from my youth it would undoubtedly be 1985 Topps. This is the first set that I put together as a kid. I built it by hand, learning how to organize the cards, build a checklist, and seek out commons with one goal in mind.
The 1985 Topps set boasts some pretty highly regarded rookie cards. From Puckett, Clemens, Davis, Gooden, and McGwire – each of these cards a took turn as the most sought out card in the set at some point. The set also features some fantastic base cards – from Mattingly to Schmidt to Ripken to Strawberry to Murphy and many, many more.
The 1985 Topps set will always hold a special place in my card-collecting heart. And just thinking about the opportunity to rip through 36 wax packs makes me drool.
I can almost taste the gum!!!