I'd have paid a $1.00 if they promised to leave the gum out.
And miss out on the 2 seconds of flavor and the sugar rush, right before the gum completely disintegrates in your mouth? Bite your tongue sir!
I'm with Vaughn, though. The price of cards is crazy. And correct me if I'm wrong - when we were kids, you couldn't buy the entire set, could you? Or could you buy the whole set, and I just wasn't aware of it? Part of the appeal for me as a kid was constantly buying pack after pack and trying to get cards I didn't have. Sure, I had a ton of duplicates, but by the time you're on the umpteenth pack, and you open up the one to find your first Larry Bittner card - now how exciting was that! And speaking of Larry Bittner - does anyone remember the game where his hat fell off and fell on top of the ball? I don't think I've ever seen that happen before or since. I've got money says Spriggs remembers that!