Part of one man's youth was lost the day Topps stopped including bubble gum in its packs of baseball cards.
Nothin' says the end of winter like the release of the new set of Topps baseball cards. (OK, it's still cold, but Off Base felt warm spring training breezes as soon as he opened the first pack.)
Forrest Gump had it wrong. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's like the season's first pack of baseball cards. You never know what you're going to get.
Winter officially ends when I open a new pack of baseball cards, not by some marmot in western Pennsylvania.
It's still thrilling to open up a new pack of baseball cards.
Diving into an unopened box of baseball cards taught Jim Caple life isn't as fun when you already know the ending.
When it's still spring training all the bad signings, bad prospects and bad everything else don't seem to matter ... yet.