posted that he'd picked up a wax box of 1992 Topps Kids for what amounted to around $10 delivered as a sort of birthday present to himself.
Well, I've adored this set since the first packs I opened as a 9-year-old when the product came out. At one point I had the entire set hand collated, as did my brothers, however my original set didn't survive the passage of time and was lost somewhere along the way. Fuji was kind enough to include a link in his post to the eBay seller he bought his box from, as some were still available. Since my birthday was also last week, and since I received a $50 eBay gift card from my mother-in-law, I decided I just had to spring for a box of my own.
Fast forward a few days, and this was waiting for me in my mailbox after work yesterday:
Alright, let's take a look at the cards...
The artists that Topps commissioned for this release did a fantastic job. The cartoons are informative and very well-done across the board. In between the cartoon and the stats you have a "fun box" with a random quote or fact, which makes sense as a vehicle to get kids to learn more about the game.
Well, that's a wrap for today. As I mentioned above I've become a bit of a "pack hoarder" over time. In fact, one of the two bookshelves in my office is slowly becoming what I refer to as "Shoebox Legends' Card Shop". Check it out:
Thanks for the heads up on this great deal Fuji, this was just an awesome trip down memory lane for me, and with 47 packs still to go I'm bound to get enjoyment out of this for years to come!
I'd love to hear your opinion on this set in the comments. I would also be interested in knowing whether you've got a "pack stash" like this, or whether you're more the type that rips everything open the moment it's in your hands? Either way, thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your day here at Shoebox Legends!
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