Of course they had a few assorted cards in a box and unopened boxes as well but we left that day without buying them but as I went to be all I could think about was how much fun those trading cards were back in the day. Young people, let me help you understand why these cards were so cool and important for someone like myself as I ventured into this world of comic books and geekdom in general. See back in the day we didn't have Wikipedia to learn about all our favorite characters and also, we didn't have enough money to buy all the comics we wanted in order to learn everything about Spider-Man or Wolverine; what we did have were trading cards. Each card told us the character's stats, basic origin, allies, foes, powers and were usually beautifully illustrated by some of the best artists in the business! Another benefit was that they were easier to collect because they occupy far less space than comic books. But one of the things I enjoyed the most about trading cards was that you could exchange your doubles with your friends and complete the sets, making them even more engaging than comics. But how could such a wonderful hobby disappear the way trading cards did? Did fans got tired of them? What exactly happened to comic book trading cards?
I don't know what happened to the hobby of trading cards but i dod know one thing, I think I got bit by the trading card collecting bug again and I'm going in full force; I'm tracking down these trading card sets and collecting them. Hopefully I'll get a few people interested in the hobby again and who knows, maybe we start building a fan base again and companies take notice. Wishful thinking i guess but I think the time is perfect for trading cards to come back because with so many changes and company reboots, the only way fans could keep up with storylines is if A. they're rich or B. they have a trading card set that can tell the main stories in a few cards. So, with that said, here's a few pics of me and my boy opening our very first box of Marvel Universe Series III trading cards from way back in 1992!
P.S. Share with in the comments if you had or still have a collection of trading cards, what you think about them and/or if you'd like to see these make a comeback. Peace.