Kid Collectors of the Week: Caleb and Riley from Richardson, TX
BM: How did you get involved in The Hobby?
Caleb: My dad put a pack of cards in my lunch box and I got a Jose Altuve card which got me into it.
Riley: My brother got me excited about collecting.
BM: How long have you been collecting?
Caleb: About 9 months.
Riley: 6 months.
BM: What do you collect: baseball, basketball, hockey, football, non-sport, other?
Caleb: Baseball, basketball & some football.
Riley: Baseball, basketball & football.
BM: What is the first card you remember?
Caleb: Jose Altuve.
Riley: Francisco Lindor Topps Chrome.
BM: What is the best card you’ve ever pulled?
Caleb: LeBron James Revolution Liftoff Card.
Riley: KD! Kevin Durant.
BM: What’s your dream card, the one you really really want right now?
Caleb: 2017 Aaron Judge Immaculate collection signed rookie card.
Riley: Aaron Rodgers rookie card.
BM: What is something you think that The Hobby could be doing to get more kids your age involved?
Caleb: Pack giveaways for young kids that encourage us to share packs with friends to get them excited about cards.
Riley: Make hobby boxes cheaper.
BM: What’s your favorite part about going to your local card shop?
Caleb: On your first time in the store you get a free grab-bag of cards and a “pay-it-forward” pack. Your dad can give you the pay-it-forward pack if you do something nice for someone else, then come back to the store to share what you did.
Riley: Two things: 1, the people there are always really nice to kids and 2, you get a free pack when you first go there.