Baseball Cards

April 15, 2013
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I remember the first time I got a pack of baseball cards. I have no idea who the players were that appeared in that first pack of cards. It would have been in the early fifties, so I assume Big Klu might have been in there–or Hank Sauer. They were both big time sluggers at that time. What I do remember is the taste of the bubble gum that accompanied those cards. I had never tasted anything like that before. It had to be twice as sweet as any gum I had ever chewed. I wonder how many kids wanted the cards for the same reason. I do remember they were Topps Cards. This company has been around since the thirties, so they certainly have stood the test of time. What is so fascinating is that now the same cards that you could buy for something like a quarter are now worth thousands of dollars. Like most kids, my collection got lost somewhere in the movement from my parents’ home to my own home. Boy, if I would have kept some of them they might be worth a couple of bucks now. Oh well, the gum was good, and I sure enjoyed the cards later after the gum was long chewed up and thrown away. Since those days, the company now puts out cards for most sports, and cards like Michael Jordan are the big sellers. Just another childhood pleasure to think about as a new baseball season is starting.

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