Picking through a pack of cards

From Melvin Mora to Jose Cruz Jr. to Trot Nixon, Rob goes through the players he got in a pack of 2003 Topps baseball cards.

Originally Published: February 3, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

When I was in college, I collected contemporary Topps baseball cards.

I was obsessive about it, too. I bought box after box, and tracked the cards I still needed with a checklist of my own design. And even after I'd bought so many boxes that I was missing only 20 or 30 cards in the 792-card set, I continued to buy more packs of cards on the off-chance that I'd actually get one that I didn't already have (hey, I told you I was obsessive). The end result of all this craziness each year was ...

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