Michelle of Honest & Truly!, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her thoughts on Topps Baseball and Football cards in this sponsored post. She was compensated for this article.
Growing up, I was a huge sports fan. I would listen to the Twins baseball games on my radio with the volume turned low after bedtime so no one knew I was still awake. I still have the lineup of the 1987 World Series Champions memorized. Not surprisingly, I was also a sports card collector. When we moved, I discovered that I still have them, and I treasure the memories associated with them. It’s time for a new generation of sports fans to collect cards, and the Topps Baseball and Football cards are a world away from the ones I bought in packs too many years ago to count.
Half the fun was buying the (now you can buy chrome or platinum value packs for .99 that include three to four packs of trading cards, plus other bonuses) and seeing if your favorite players were in them. Trying to collect full teams and all the players in the major leagues for a given year was fun – and interactive. When you end up with a duplicate, chances are that your friend down the street – or now, your buyer online – doesn’t have that card and is willing to trade with you. Figuring out who you want and what the relative values of the cards is a blast.
And it isn’t just the traditional baseball cards you hear about. Topps also offers that allow you to collect and trade your favorite players and teams. The cards come in various pack sizes, including annual complete sets. The 2013 Topps football complete set is $49.99, for example that includes all 440 base cards plus a 5 card pack of rookie variations cards.
Collecting and trading cards is a great way for kids to feel connected to the pros they see on tv each week. Sitting down with multiple generations to pore through the cards to determine which one is missing and then buying “just one more” pack in the hopes that your player is in there is a memory you’ll always remember. It’s the simple things in life that tie us together and draw out our passions just a little bit more.
Enter to win
One reader is going to get a chance to win both FULL complete sets of the above Topps Trading cards. Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.
Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.