25 Years of Baseball is a celebration of 25 years of baseball card collecting. The oldest baseball cards that I collected as a kid were 1986 Topps cards. I stopped collecting baseball cards in 1993 for no particular reason. I guess baseball cards just started to get too expensive and confusing, and as a teen, I had better things to spend my money on.
In 2008, I brought my collection back from storage and went through it. I remembered how fun it was collecting the cards before everything got so complicated. I went out and bought some new cards. Then I went on eBay and bought some old cards. The feeling was awesome, and the idea for this blog was born.
What I hope to accomplish with this blog is to relive those childhood days of blowing 50 cents of allowance money on a pack of cardboard, and enjoying it all along. I also want to catch up on the hobby and update my collection.
So what I did was go out and buy Topps hobby boxes from every year since 25 years ag0 — 1985-2009 — so I can catch up on the hobby. Now that I have over 50 unopened Topps hobby boxes, I’m going to explore them one pack at a time right here on this website.
It’s going to be a fun learning experience for me, and I hope the online baseball card blogging community will enjoy it along with me.