New cards? Always worth celebrating

Even when you still don't get that one special player you've been wanting

Originally Published: February 6, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

One of my favorite "Peanuts comics is a Sunday strip in which Charlie Brown, determined to finally get a baseball card of his favorite player, Joe Schlabotnik, buys $5 worth of cards. This was back when $5 bought you roughly 500 cards, all of which your mother (or spouse) would one day throw away.

Charlie Brown opens every single package, becoming ever more frantic and frustrated as he goes along, until he is knee-deep in opened wrappers and discards. Naturally, he doesn't get a single ...

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