I started collecting 1995, when the NBA made a big push over here in europe, in an attempt to expand their brand. A whole flood of cards hit us unsuspecting kids, I was 9 or 10 at the time. We loved it, and I liked the Blazers uniform.. and, when they started showing NBA Action on tv, and I saw Cliff Robinson, Buck Williams and one of my faves of all time Arvydas Sabonis, I just went with them.. the collecting became more and more.. then people lost interest, and I was left as the only one still collecting. No cards to be found any where, no shops had them and being a kid still, this was around 2000/01, I had no chance to keep it going. So, I was forced on a break.. then in 2007, I was on a two week vacation with my dad to the states.. found a couple of blaster boxes.. and whadda ya know, it was as strong as it ever was that christmas I bought some boxes on ebay and off it went again.. Any one else want to share their card story?