Baseball spring training is drawing near which means only one thing - baseball trading cards hit the shelves! I picked up my first pack today, a Topps baseball series 1 rack pack (also called jumbo pack) containing 36 cards for $4.98. I received a mixture of the base set that included league leaders, special recognition cards, rated rookies and future stars. Also included were the different inserts among which I pulled red foil, blue border, green border, die cut mini, upper class and future is now cards.
Not sure I'll pick up another pack but who knows. I only have Wal-Mart as a source for cards nearby to me so I may be stuck with these. Hopefully some of the different Topps varieties will be available here or in other Wal-Marts soon. Looking at the checklist there are some cool cards with retired players on them. These usually peak my interest so I'll probably try to track some of these down. I would never tell anyone not to pick up cards. So with these I'll say to pick up one pack and see what you think before you sink too much money into them.