Its funny reading about the trading cards. I still have a box full of them - or rather a plastic tub full of them (since some of them still are wrapped with the now stale bubblegum inside). I think the oldest ones I have are the Star Wars ones which were insanely popular at the time. I remember reading about how stores would limit the more popular cards to one per pack because the demand was so strong. Then a few years ago I read a letter from somebody in Wizard magazine about if they were worth much and basically the answer was no. But still some segments of the collectors market still love them. Occasionally a box of old cards (like Kiss or Star Wars, Superman etc) will fetch a pretty good price. But its very hit and miss.