I went about 22 years ago...
It didn't have much to do with the Pro Bowl, at least in the early days of it. It began as an excuse to get the top dealers together in a sweet vacation setting. I believe Kit Young had roots in Hawaii and that was the inspiration for the location.
I have video of Al Rosen, Mr. Mint, in a bathing suit in Waikiki if anyone wants to be scared.
Guitars, fishing, and trading cards, safer than a lot of other habits. If I post a pic of a player, I took it. I may not be the oldest member here but I paid $8. an auto and shook Joe DiMaggio's hand at the Armenian Church in NYC once.