Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Today I received a bunch of cards via trade with Shane from otwbbcards.wordpress.com

In the lot I received a stack of Buccaneer cards ranging from old to new. A few 1978 Topps football cards to add to my set, some much needed 1982 Fleer cards and some sweet 1974 Topps baseball cards.
More than enough!
Thank you again Shane

Monday, March 27, 2017


Baseball Cards have always been in and out of my life. As I get back into the hobby that I walked away from in the 90's I now know why I enjoy collecting.
Part of it is the art of the chase, trying to find those elusive cards to complete a set one card at a time. Things are different now, its easier to build a set thanks to the internet. But back when I was a kid the only way to collect was to save my money and buy packs of cards.
It all started with the summer of  1978 buying Topps wax packs at the local Ben Franklin. If I was lucky they might even have some of those packs that had three packs in one.

I was able to complete a set in no time and had a ton of doubles that I could now trade with my friends to build other sets. As the years went on collecting became easier thanks to ads like this in Sporting News and Baseball Digest.

I loved seeing this advertisement! No more buying up packs of cards, just send in your money and bingo a full set. And that is what I did for the 1979, 1980 and 1981 sets. But it took away from the excitement of buying packs of cards which is what I loved to do. Collecting at that point became easy and affordable, no need to waste all my allowance trying to find a certain card.
Which brings me to present day. I have connected with folks from all over thanks to the internet and a web site called Trading Card Database. Now trading cards has become a hobby for me again. I am trying to complete sets that I would have never even dreamed off as a kid. 
I hope that I can keep information flowing on this Blog, posting photos of some of the cards that I have traded for and even showing off some of my memorabilia.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

1978 Topps Football

I have been obsessed with trying to complete my 1978 Topps Football set, only 55 cards to go!
It is a set that I collected as a kid, but I remember that I use to get them in the hanging foil packs from Ben Franklin, not like this...

or like this.......

This is not one of the better looking Topps sets. It is simple in design with the border and the lack of helmet logos but their will always be the kid in me that needs to have this set. I will always have fond memories of the set.
The lack of beauty on the front is completely made up for on the back of the card with the cartoon, like this winner.

Raymond Chester looks like he might still own a Liquor Store.
Hopefully someone that takes a look at this blog will agree with me on this set.
Please see my want-list for this set, I will gladly make a trade with anyone to help me reach my goal.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

First day of Christmas

This blog is an attempt to show and update objects that I am currently collecting from baseball cards to football cards to any other random objects that I have found and purchased on Ebay or Etsy, adding to my collection from my childhood memories.

I have found that the older I become, the more I have missed some of the simpler things in life. Like buying a pack of cards for fifty cents, seeing things in the Sears or JcPenney's Christmas catalog and tagging them in hopes that Santa would put them under my tree.

So now that I am in my forties and have a tiny bit of extra money I have started to buy some of the items that I have always wanted.

My wife calls me crazy, and she may be right. I like to think of myself as more of a compulsive nostalgic, always dreaming of that card, toy or random sports related object with twelve year old eyes.

So here we go, my first post. In the Spirit of Christmas I give you images from the catalogs.

I currently still have the NFL Helmet Push Pins and did have the Goal Post with Helmets. I am now on a quest to find some goal posts!

Yes! more push pins. And I still have all of my pencils. What a pack rat I am!

Just purchased a Tampa Bay Bucs figure (photos to follow) and I have a later version of NFL Glasses.