It is very hard to think of the collecting without the internet these days. Heck, we purchase cards on our phone every day. Back in 1996 a collector used the internet to build his collection and call out Topps.
All collectors have that one card. The one you would never let hit the trade table. It may not be your most expensive, nor the rarest card in your collection, but it is that one card.
The internet has completely changed the sports card industry; allowing collectors to expand their passion for collecting sports cards beyond the local card shop.
1990 Donruss was the epitome of junk wax; It was incredibly over produced. The mysterious Aqueous Test issue cards are some of the rarest cards from the early 1990’s. Is it not ironic that one of the most mass produced cards of the early 1990’s has some of the rarest cards of the era?
The 2014 Fanantics Authentics sports collectibles show showcases a large autographed lineup backed by an incredible assortment of sports cards dealers. This was my first large show in over 20 years and it did not disappoint.
I decided to take a trip back to where baseball cards started for me… 1988 Score. We all start somewhere and I remember opening the 1988 Score rack packs my dad had purchased. Who knew it would turn into this obsession…