It started with the idea of doing a retro Buzz Break in search of an iconic Rookie Card from not that time ago since Ichiro Suzuki is a player on the verge of making history.
It became a reminder of something else — that not all older wax is made alike.
A $25 retail box of 2001 Topps Series 2 — less than $1 a pack — seemed like a fun Saturday pastime. You know, something to do on a rainy day that might provide more than standard cardboard and the basic inserts guaranteed inside. After cracking the first pack, though, it was apparent that there wouldn’t just be rain in June — there also would be a snowstorm.