When it comes to collecting football cards it is hard to not think of the good old days. Back in the early days of collecting cards it was a child’s game, born mostly out of boys’ love of sports. Much like baseball cards it was a rite of passage for the pre teen years of boys everywhere to collect their favorite players and some even attempted to make a few bucks in the process. Today the game has changed considerably. Gone are the days of cheap quality cards that were ruined by gum sticks, now we have high end manufacturing equipment that ensures a perfect card nearly every time. Boring poses are a thing of the past, now we have autographed cards and those that include portions of game worn jerseys and whatnot attached directly the card.
In addition the price of these premium cards has risen substantially. Given that a football rookie card of one of the prominent players from the latest draft can fetch a pretty penny. Especially if it is one of those auto football cards that are so limited in supply and in such high demand. Given these backdrops it is no wonder that the game has turned into a game played by both young and old alike. Thankfully it can become a great bond between and parent and child to find their way collecting their favorite players and rare cards alike. The cost may be high to get intothis ever evolving game, but the rewards of a lifelong bond with your son might just be too good to pass up. Even if they grow up and move on from the card collecting game you can always look back and talk about how much fun it was to gather the cards that you needed and wanted and how that time was spent together laughing and having a good time.