If you've ever spent hours gazing at the baseball cards in a store display window or dealt with your mom screaming because your collection was taking up too much room, then take note: National Baseball Card Day will be held on March 29.
Each pack will contain five base cards from Topps, five base cards from Upper Deck, one chase card from Topps, one chase card from Upper Deck, and one informational card.
Participating hobby stores will also hand out free packs on National Baseball Card Day, as will stadiums that are hosting some of the final exhibition games before the regular season gets under way.
"We're very excited about National Baseball Card Day," said Evan Kaplan, category director, trading cards and memorabilia for the Major League Baseball Players Association. "Building a baseball card collection is a great way to kick off the 2008 season."
Observing the tradition of card collecting with an official day makes sense. Baseball cards have been part of the American culture for a long time. They were around before the Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem. They were around before the car was invented. They were even around before the formation of Major League Baseball.