Came across a pile of 1990 Pro Set hockey cards on a recent excursion to Toys R Us. I hadn’t seen the cards in its original packaging since I was a kid, so it was a nice nostalgic feeling.
It was great to relive the feel of the package, the way it tore open so perfectly and that feeling of excitement not knowing what gems would be in the pack.
Hockey card collecting, for me at least, was one of my first “remix” experiences. You’d spend hours trying to collect cards through trades. But there were a number of games that we’d play using the stats on the back of the cards. The actual value and maintenance of the cards were never really considered, so we didn’t hesitate shuffling a deck and comparing stats.
I’m sure Toys R Us didn’t just happen to find a pile of these kicking around. Seem a little more calculated than that since they know the kids who collected these cards are parents now.