Well, after reading a number of blogs for the last number of months, I have decided to start blogging. I am new to blogging, so please bear with me as I get acquainted to this whole thing.
First, a little about me...
My first experience with baseball cards was in 1989. I remember my brother receiving a complete set of 1989 Topps baseball cards for his 10th birthday. At the time, he loved them and I thought they were cool. A couple years later, I was given a complete set of 1991 Donruss baseball cards for my 8th birthday. I guess Mom thought I was a little more mature.
My brother lost most of his interest in cards by that point, so I ended up with what was left of his cards. I started saving chore and birthday money to buy packs of cards. My Dad would also take me to card shows at the local Don Carter's All-Star Lanes. My friends and I would get together to trade and play with our cards. Anyone remember Flip? We probably bent a lot of corners playing that game, but we were none the wiser back then.
I continued buying packs here-and-there over the years until I started college. Work and school took a backseat to collecting cards.
I returned to collecting last year. I was in Target with my wife when I thought about how long it had been since I bought any baseball cards. I shared my thought with her and she said I should get some. Obviously, I did and it has been fun returning to an old hobby.
I will attempt to blog about baseball cards, the hobby, the New York Mets, and various other related topics. I will add more things (trade bait, wish list, etc.) to the blog as time goes on.