Long Live the Vintage Box

Even if your local card shop is more about the newest product than the old classics, they’ve probably got at least one.  Even if your local show has more Ryan Howard rookies than Nolan Ryan rookies, you can probably find a few to sooth your hankering for the days when every pack came with a stick of gum.

A big ol’ box of vintage cards.

While many of the kids who grew up in the 1980s and 90s were after Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas, most of them were at least curious about the cards from their favorite teams that had been printed years earlier.

That includes at least one guy from Columbus, Georgia, who is all grown up and writing about his memories of those times–and his search for ancient Braves–in this story for Talking Chop, the team’s fan blog.