Let's flashback to 2004. I was a sports card collector who was lost. Sure I still bought cards and sold cards on EBay, but it had been probably 10 years since I had opened a pack of cards. I was submitting a lot of T-206 cards to PSA for grading back then, so I was a frequent visitor to the great PSA (Collector's Universe) message boards. I ran across a small group of collectors who were raving about these Topps Heritage cards. Having been focused strictly on vintage cards at the time, I had never even heard of Topps Heritage before. But the concept struck something in me. The thought of current players on vintage style cards was very appealing. The 2004 Topps Heritage set was based on the 1955 Topps set, which happened to be one of my favorite Topps designs. So I hurried over to the local Target store and picked up a few blaster boxes (11 packs at the time, you bought 10 and got the 11th free) and I pulled the beauty below. And that was it--I was back in the wax pack game!
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