After nearly a 10-year hiatus from collecting baseball cards, I began seeing images on my television screen like the one below around September 2001. I had only been out of the military for about a month when all this happened, and baseball soon filled a void that had been created in my life after leaving military service. Of course that meant baseball cards would follow soon after. With the purchase of the gold box 50th anniversary edition factory set of 2001 Topps baseball cards, I was officially back as a collector at the age of 24. I've pretty much been an avid collector of Topps baseball cards ever since.