|2014 Topps Opening Day - OD Stars - Bryce Harper|
I hope none of you needed this card. It came from an 2014 Opening Day blaster I bought this week. But I didn't open this pack. This pack belongs to my 4-year-old son, James. It's his very first pack of cards. He only knew the Royals players before this (and he knows who Jackie Robinson is), but he thought that this Bryce Harper lenticular card looked pretty neat.
However, that wasn't his favorite card in the pack. It was this one:
|2014 Topps Opening Day - James Paxton|
Per his request, both of these cards are now in top-loaders and (blue) taped to the wall next to his bed. None of the other cards in the pack interested him. I guess CC Sabathia, Ben Revere, and Todd Helton don't hold the kids' interest as much these days.
I'm hoping that this will be the seed to start a long, enjoyable time for him in "the hobby." That means now I will have to add a new thing to my want-list: "Cards of guys named James." Those should be pretty easy to find. My little baby is named "Ellis," so if you can set aside some of your Ellis Burks overproduction-era product for him, I'd appreciate that, too. I won't need it for about 3-5 years :-)
Are any of your kids into card collecting? How did you go about encouraging that?