It all started when...

....I received my first pack of baseball cards as a nine year old.

There was a decade long period where I stopped actively collecting. However a couple years ago I began to remember back to those days as a kid. 

Not caring about value. 

Desperately searching for those beloved Cubs. 

Doing whatever jobs around the neighborhood I could find to make enough money to buy a few more packs of cards.

Well I found a local card shop and in a matter of months I picked right back up.  This time with a desire to both build my personal collection and make a little money on the side.  I wanted the challenge of buying and selling enough to offset the cost of adding to my PC.  

Join me as we reminisce about the glory days of the 80s and 90s, dig into collecting in the modern era, explore strategies for making money, and finding that next WaxPackHero.

My name is Mike Sommer and I collect stuff.