I got into collecting from the day I was born from my mother. She used to collect Baseball and Basketball cards. Well when I got older, and started playing Magic The Gathering, she told me she had a "few" old booster boxes. Little did I know she had over 20 Alpha and Beta booster boxes and single packs. EVEN THE STARTERS! I decided to save half and open the rest, which really let me get into MTG very seriously. Ever since then I have been collecting anything and everything that is rare. I love the stuff that takes forever to find.