I got into collecting cards as a kid in 1987. First box break was 1987 Topps baseball.

Ripped many boxes and packs through out the years but as pack rippers know all
too well the main selling point is the thrill of opening packs and most will lose $ doing it this way
in the long run and even most times in the short run.
But damn was it addicting.

I got tired of losing money and I quit the hobby for a while. Now I'm back and just buying a few
cards I want on Ebay and hopefully try to stay away from ripping packs and getting addicted again.