Did a few searches to see if this has been posted before but couldn't find anything, so here goes:
For the longest time I had searched for an item from my youth that I never owned but always wanted: Mattel Hand-Held Football. I went through numerous thrift shops, yard sales and swap-meets over the years, but to no avail. I did receive some hope when I saw one on an episode of Seinfeld in '97. There must still be some out there.
So one day in early March of '99, I'm strolling through one of my favorite haunts: Time Traveler Toys in Culver City (some of you So. Cal. boys may remember the place), and I asked the owner if he had any ideas where I could possibly find a Mattel Football. He said to try ebay. "Ebay, what am that?" Well, I quickly became a member and made my first purchase.
I was so excited when I won the auction, that when I wrote to the Seller I used all CAPS. My wife said that it's gonna' look to the Seller that he just sold to a lunatic. I didn't care; my quest had ended and I was ecstatic.
So, just curious to see what your first purchase was. Pics would be great.