baseball card pack cost like 5 bucks each today. who has the money to spend like that on a kiddie hobby? kids have moved on to technology and video games as a hobby. packs should still be 50 cents each maybe a dollar for a premium pack. it's not easy to make money as a kid. it's a shame the industry became so greedy with useless inserts and over saturated the market, on top of pricing out the kids, the next generation of card collectors. for me, baseball card collecting was part-scam, part-ripoff (once the prices for packs escalated astronomically - some cost $500 a pack today! i am NOT joking!), and part times-a-changin'. how? kids have easier to access hobbies now. they have internet, technology and video games which are even more social as you can game around the world from your couch. the baseball card data can all be viewed and downloaded onto their xbox systems. why keep a piece of cardboard around? it's junk that takes up space and collects dust and invites bugs. EA sports games also have live stats updates and kids can actually play as their favorite players with real time data. compare that to a static baseball "card" which does nothing but sit there. why would you want to go backwards? i was like you too. i fell for the scam but i sold my stuff a year or so later in 1996 after shaq was in LSU (i sold his 4 sport rookie card) and came to magic. even i knew as a teenager that this was a scam.
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