2011 was the year that I came back into card collecting.
I had been on an extended break from sports cards before that. Years off from buying anything, opening any packs, or even looking through the cards I had obtained as a child.
I don't think I ever lost the passion for it, I just got too busy. There was probably even a part of me that thought it wasn't cool, and something I needed to hide (which is false, but I was in high school, so give me a break!)
Anyways, that all changed after I stumbled across videos of box breaks. I had NO idea what these things were at first, but I was sucked right in.
I wasn't even buying into them- I was just watching Cards Infinity's videos of the breaks for other people.
I saw him break some 2011 Inception football one day, and I was enamored with the patches in the product.
Then, I saw him open some 2011 platinum football, and I KNEW that I needed to try two boxes for myself.