(01-10-2013 07:22 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: Well, I know this is the wrong forum, but WAY back in 1998 I first started collecting cards — the immortal 1988 Topps set, to be specific.
I was also playing on my junior high basketball team at the time, so I was mildly interested in/curious about basketball cards, but hadn't picked any up yet.
I was at a LCS and he had a box of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball right next to the cash register — 3 packs for a dollar!
He also had a Michael Jordan RC in his display case ... for $20.
I had $20 worth of birthday money to spend and came very close to buying the Jordan ...
But I also REALLY wanted the 1988 Topps cards of Jose Canseco (40-40!) and Mark McGwire (with the trophy!) ...
So I bought a box of 1988 Topps Baseball instead, for like $18 plus tax.
OK, I win.
(01-10-2013 11:12 PM)Variooo Wrote: I too bought baseball instead of basketball. All those 1986 and 1987, 88 topps are good firewood. I always wanted to buy the basketball but the gum that was in the baseball packs was the deal maker for me.