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bob_TCC
As another way to get to know everyone better, please share a little about your collecting interests.

Here's mine:

Overall:
Almost any sports cards, non-sports cards and collectibles

Players:
Kenyon Martin cards and collectibles
Roberto Clemente cards and collectibles

Teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates cards and collectibles
Pittsburgh Steelers cards and collectibles

I also collect cards from any NBA players who played at the Univ. of Cincinnati.

-Bob
19th Century Indiana Jones
Overall:

- Pre-1930 tobacco cards that have eye-appeal and is within my financial reach

Players:

- affordable Mike "King" Kelly cards and collectibles (his stuff is PRICEY, ranging anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands)

- any Reggie Jackson cards and collectibles that deal with the 1977 World Series, specifically Game 6

Teams:

- 1977 Yankees

- I have obtained a team card of the 2004 Boston Red Sox; I am not a Boston fan, but I wanted it so it would remind me that "all things are possible when given enough time and patience"

Other:

- thoroughbred collectibles (need a 1978 Preakness Program to complete my 1978 Triple Crown set)
jrlenox
My collecting interests are probably more philosophical than anything ...

I'd say my current collection is 85% baseball 10% non sport (Star Wars, vintage non-sport trading cards) and 5% sports other than baseball (hockey/football/basketball)

I've always loved the thrill of opening a new pack - no matter what it was .. and the potential of getting that 1:1000 insert card that would make your return on investment so worthwhile.

I also like trying to assemble vintage sets, sport and non-sport, for the least money possible. I like the idea of "re-uniting" cards in a set and wondering who has owned them over the years .. some 12 year old buying some bubble gum in the 50's .. and it surviving in a suburban attic for years. And on the same note I'm probably unlike most collectors today in the fact that I like lesser grade vintage cards .. they have more character. My best find was an ebay auction for '61 topps cards at $20 that had literally been through the bicycle spokes .. but included the Maris,Mays and lots of high numbers.

If there's any modern set that I'm trying to complete it's the 2001 Topps Baseball Gold (#'d to 2001). It represents the year I got seriously back into card collecting ,the golden anniversary of the brand of my childhood, and something about the knowledge that only 2001 sets could every be reassembled .. and the number diminishes each time another collector in Japan frames the Ichiro rookie card on his wall or another kids' mom throws out the shoebox with the lucky results a few packs of cards bought at 7-11 for $.99 each.

The first player I collected all cards from was Bob Watson - because of his guest appearance in the Bad News Bears movie and the "Let them Play" chant at the Astrodome. Who knew that he would be the MLB disciplinarian .

I was also a Willie Randolph fan growing up .. and will one day collect all his cards .. and now that he's manager of the mets there will be all those manager cards and team checklists to find ...

I know .. pretty odd .. but I like it .. and one day I will trade or sell off the lot for pretty cheap and just keep a few "prized" possessions .. because I hate lugging them around whenever I move ... Ha! I got stopped by airport security last time I flew home to England after staying at my dad's in NJ because I had about 100 cards from the 50's in top loaders loose in my carry-on. The security gaurd kept calling over his friends to check out the players .. and I nervously let them go through them all ... good thing there was no one there from customs wink.gif

-Jim
19th Century Indiana Jones
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Apr 15 2005, 05:56 PM)
I know .. pretty odd .. but I like it .. and one day I will trade or sell off the lot for pretty cheap and just keep a few "prized" possessions .. because I hate lugging them around whenever I move ... Ha! I got stopped by airport security last time I flew home to England after staying at my dad's in NJ because I had about  100 cards from the 50's in top loaders loose in my carry-on. The security gaurd kept calling over his friends to check out the players .. and I nervously let them go through them all ... good thing there was no one there from customs wink.gif

-Jim
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It could have been worse - they could have been baseball card collectors who required a 'bribe'. tongue.gif
wrv01
I collect mostly Nascar cards especially Jeff Gordon and Hendricks motrosports teammates. I have been getting some packs of football/baseball/hockey...just to see what i get. I really would like to get some of those 1 for 1's of famous americans....they are seem like a great set and i hope they continue with the american greats.
meuandthelot
My order...#1-NFL-2.NHL-3.MLB-4.NBA-Racing, etc

I also collect with a nostalgic mind-set, but really like the quality of the modern issues as well.
I really enjoy the photo's on the cards EX: I have a 1999 Ultra #68 Favre displayed on my shelf, so I guess BV really isn't an issue...Lol
One thing I don't do is chase the hot players..I pretty much look for the diamond in the ruff type players(all sports) or just pick up a lower-end Rc. of the Gotta have's, like Ichiro, Pujols, LeBron, etc..

And like jrlenox..I'd never trade my 1960's-70's flip cards. They stayed in in my pocket & in rubber bands most of the season wink.gif

Eventually I'd like to focus on the Pinnacle,Aurora,Pacific, and perhaps Ionx prism types of cards...When the sun hits those cards they GLOW!! Plus with the prices for HOF G/U(even some auto's) I will always pick them up..Just haven't decided what direction to take with these.

Man, I guess I collect a little of everything. smile.gif
KHarmon
I collect football and baseball exclusively.....I was raised around football and baseball my whole life and never really developed an interest in NBA or non-sports collections. I have, however, recently started putting together some golf cards since the golf course became my home away from home and work. As far as specific players are concerned, I've always been interested in any Cowboy cards and Steeler cards from the 70's. As big as the rivalry was back then, I still managed to grow up as a Cowboys fan in the NFC and a Steelers fan in the AFC. My favorite piece of baseball memoribilia that I have actually had nothing to do with sports until I got it signed. I had the opportunity to meet Nolan Ryan in Round Rock TX right after the new baseball stadium for the "Ryan Express" was finished. I had him sign the back of one of my business cards from the police department that I was working for at the time. I have that business card framed with a picture of Nolan Ryan hanging in the den and I think it is probably my most prized collectors item. I've sent a few cards to different teams in the past and have received some back......most of the ones I have gotten back were from obscure players such as Steve Avery with the Braves and David Nied with the Rockies. I've got a few others back but those are the ones that come to mind. The new "auto" inserts and memoribilia inserts are interesting to me now, especially since they are getting easier to come by. My goal is to one day pull a "1/1" but so far the best I've been able to do is two "1/25" cards.
snowblink
I collect hockey

Specifically:
(1) Colorado Avalanche base/parallels/inserts/autos. Trying to get a card of every player to ever play for the Av's pictured in the colorado sweater.
(2) Hockey pucks from Colorado teams past and present.
(3) Commemorative hockey sticks (full-size)
(4) The occassional card of Boston Bruins defensemen
(5) Occassional card of NHL rookies

I don't collect the "GU" stuff (sigh mellow.gif , all that great stuff torn to shreds...)
BaltimoreFan4Life
I am 100% in to my baseball cards. I collect mainly Oriole cards as well as their minor league teams. Last year I decided to start putting 1 set of a Topps product together. That last one year, I guess being deployed for 6 months put a damper on me completing the set. This year I am putting 4 sets together. How I went from 1 to 4 I am not sure!! Baseball cards are the only hobby I really have. Its also my stress reliever at some times. smile.gif
finestkind
I'm a set builder of Topps baseball sets from 1975 thru 1995. I'm also working on a 1967 baseball set. I have about 10 more cards I need on that. I've been working on that set for about 10 years. Some times I think I'm getting too picky. I'm also working on a 1975-76 Topps hockey set and 1979-80 Topps basketball set and a 1971 Topps football set.
I also collect pre-war cards of sports players named Hogan. I have about 25 or so from different sets. I find them mostly on Ebay and card shows. I don't get to many shows. I like the bigger shows, there's not many around any more.
I have some newer cards that I use for trading from all 4 sports. I still like vintage cards the most. I'm 47 years old and live in the Boston Mass area.
bob_TCC
Reading through these again, we've got quite a mix of collectors already represented. Nice to see. wink.gif

Also, welcome to the site, finestkind! Glad to have you here.

-Bob
SportsMan29
I didn't see this thread, so I better write something.

I collect these in order:
NFL(Matt Hasselbeck, David Pollack, David Greene)
MLB(Atlanta Braves, David Ortiz)
NBA(Emeka Okafor)
bob_TCC
Just a quick note to all our new members to share your collecting interests here if you like.

-Bob
proGr@m217
hey bob, i got some kmart cards if youre interested. just pm me.

i collect any KG, wade, lebron, amare, duncan, tmac or griffin card, btw. just pm me if u got a deal in mind. thanks.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(proGr@m217 @ Jun 2 2005, 02:29 PM)
hey bob, i got some kmart cards if youre interested. just pm me.
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Are these in addition to the ones listed on your site?

-Bob
northicehero99
I collect mainly Hockey and Football, and very little baseball.

No favorite players in any sport. I like all the superstars, but I also really admire the guys who do it all and do not get noticed. Troy Brown of the Patriots comes to mind from this year's football, when he played both defense and offense.

I am mainly starting to just focus on RCs, and vintage cards when I can find them affordably. I love to complete sets when I start a product (usually just the base set anymore). I like vintage players game used cards, in the beleif that there will not be as many of their jerseys to cut up for cards. Those jerseys also seem to have a nostalgic texture (tan or grey "white" uniforms, they look used! LOL) when compared with modern day jersey cards.

If anyone has vintage hockey (50's to 70's) they do not want let me know.

Good luck if you are pack busting!
9while9
Hi everyone,
my name is George and i'm interested in football (soccer) trading cards from the world over,anyone wishing to trade with me is welcome to get in touch.
i look forward to hearing from many of you
bob_TCC
QUOTE(9while9 @ Jun 16 2005, 02:51 PM)
Hi everyone,
my name is George and i'm interested in football (soccer) trading cards from the world over,anyone wishing to trade with me is welcome to get in touch.
i look forward to hearing from many of you
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Welcome to the site! Glad to have you join us. wink.gif

Just let me know if you have any questions as you look around the site more.

-Bob
bob_TCC
Anyone else want to share their overall collecting interests here?

-Bob
aceecards
I collect mostly football & baseball

20% Hockey Basketball and Golf.

I love getting GU of HOF especially deceased.

Cut signatures are nice but hard to get.

Autos of exciting rookies!

I also loved the idea of getting movie stars and world leaders and rock gods event worn stuff and autos!

Wouldnt it be cool to get a concert worn Sgt Peppers outfit from Live 8!!

1970s Pittsburgh Steelers - I need Swanny, Stallworth, Webster, Holmes, Russell, Ham, Lambert, white and Bleier

I need the following GU Baeball Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson


I like getting autos in person but here lately I got everybody who comes around on cards already. Gibson, Musial,O Smith Brock FB Steven Jackson etc and on Balls and on cards.

Maybe the need to arrange tours with new guys other than the national. Like Roethlisberger or Mannings.
bob_TCC
Anyone else want to share their overall collecting interests here?

-Bob
Bondsaway
Mine are:

Baseball: Barry Lemar Bonds and any Pirates from 70'-80's new releases ie g/u'd and auto's

Football: Steelers, and players from Maryland and Kansas St.

Basketball: Stopped collecting bskb too many things. Did collect Magic and Maryland bskb players

My newest love: Non sports cards costumes and auto's of movies cards.
steelgreats
Teams:like theres any other teams
Pittsburgh Pirates cards and collectibles
Pittsburgh Steelers cards and collectibles
and have the biggest ip autographs collection you'll see all 3 pittsburgh teams 300+ different players
Scorp
Just started collecting cards, so i'd have to say I'm collecting Ed Belfour, Dan Cloutier, and any current Leafs players. Also interested in very nice RC's and patches.
drw19fan
Hi all. New here, wanted to share my interests.
I have always been a collector of Hockey cards starting around '79-'80. I remember buying packs of Gretzky's RC year for $.25.
Now that I've aged myself somewhat...
I love the feeling of buying boxes and just bustin' away... brings me back to simpler times. Even when I do not get the pulls I was looking for it's still fun.
At one time I was 80% hockey, 10% baseball, 10% football. Now it's all hockey. So I do have some other sports to trade as well.
I have focused my collection on Steve Yzerman cards. And with buying all those boxes for all these years, I have much to trade for Stevie Y.
I have taken some years off here and there, but..." evertime I think I'm out, they pull me back in..."

Nice to be back, and I look foward speaking with/dealing with you!

Rob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(drw19fan @ Oct 28 2005, 12:53 PM)
Nice to be back, and I look foward speaking with/dealing with you!
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Welcome back, Rob! And welcome to the site! Glad to have you here. Just let me or another member of the TCC Team know if you have any questions.

Be sure to look around. You'll find plenty of things happening. wink.gif

-Bob
mrmopar
Anything featuring or related to Steve Garvey. I offer this challenge to any members, new and old:

Offer me anything Garvey related that I don't have...as long as it's not one of the brand new products (although I will want those, as needed, as well)...with a reasonable offer and we will strike up a deal.

Anyone who can come up with a card or related collectible item I still need, I will offer a prize. This excludes newspaper photos, articles, etc. I am looking for regular issue and oddball cards and similar collectibles (although, once again I will take anything I don't have). For example, the 1972 Topps Venezualen Garvey stamp. A short wantlist is featured on my ebay "me" page. My ebay ID is...yes you guessed it, mrmopar.

I also collect Dodgers in general and will trade team for team with people. I'd also take FB Raiders and Vikings in team for team trades.

Lastly I collect signed trading cards. Any sport, just about any players. I prefer older cards (vintage if you will). I especially like the Topps All Rookie Team cards (trophy) and Brooklyn Dodgers.

This is not inclusive of my collecting habits, but those are my top 3 focuses. I have collected all 4 major sports at times, plus some others and non-sports to a small degree.

Oh, one other thing...I love oddball items. If you have something unique, odd shaped, unknown to you, whatever and you want to ID it or get rid of it, let me know. I might be able to help! Happy Trading.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(mrmopar @ Nov 5 2005, 07:41 PM)
Oh, one other thing...I love oddball items.  If you have something unique, odd shaped, unknown to you, whatever and you want to ID it or get rid of it, let me know.  I might be able to help!
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You'll love to watch our Ask the Experts forum. wink.gif

-Bob
proGr@m217
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jun 8 2005, 05:31 AM)
Are these in addition to the ones listed on your site?

-Bob
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no. and it's traded too. sorry.

here're my current updated collecting interests.

-any KG autograph and GU (esp floors,shoes,etc.) and the '95-'96 Finest RC
-any card of wade, lebron, t-mac, duncan, griffin, b. davis.
-Exquisite autos/patches, superstar Essential Credentials
-any patches, 1/1s, graded cards, XRCs, low #'d GU/AU cards (25 or less serial #'d sets made)
-'00-'01,'01-'02,'02-'03,'03-'04 and '04-'05 SPx, Bowman SE and Hoops HP jsy AU RCs
-'02-'03,'03-'04 and '04-'05 ud glass/trilogy (only the glass cards)
-'98-'99 molten metal xplosion (only the metal cards)
-'03-'04 UD Hardcourt Lebron James Floors
-'98-'99 UD encore powerdeck and '99-'00 UD powerdeck
-'97-'98 UD diamond vision base/signature moves parallel/dunk vision
-any oddball issues that aren't available here in my country
-any current beckett and tuffstuff; also basketball mags with KG or Wade on the cover
-posters
-authentic Nike/Reebok/Adidas jerseys (size XL)
-DVDs
-rare/special edition comics
yankeesjetsfan
Hi, I am new to these boards. I collect Baseball and Football cards with a concentration on Yankees and Jets cards. I collect Chad Pennington Cards (GU, auto and base) Yankee and Jets GU and autos as well. I am also working on building the 1971 Topps baseball set (just started that one, only 2 cards), the 1981 Topps baseball, 2005 Topps Baseball, 2005 Topps Heritage baseball and 2005 Topps Football.
KHarmon
If you have a list on the 05 Topps Heritage send me a PM and I'll see what I have for your set needs.
Bondsaway
QUOTE(yankeesjetsfan @ Nov 8 2005, 04:29 PM)
Hi, I am new to these boards.
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Welcome to the site, glad to see you found our posting boards! If you need help just ask one of the staffers or Bob. Have fun and good hunting!
CBiggio
My main collecting intrest..are,...
Houston ASTROS-mostly Craig Biggio..but all others also
New Orleans Saints--Mostly GU or Autos
Frank Thomas--All of his cards
shazarwqeeklyshplut
Hi!

I mainly collect AI patch cards and autos of Desmond mason and Tony allen though I wouldn't mind some dwyane wade cards at the moment.
Bondsaway
QUOTE(shazarwqeeklyshplut @ Nov 16 2005, 01:12 PM)
Hi!

I mainly collect AI patch cards and autos of Desmond mason and Tony allen though I wouldn't mind some dwyane wade cards at the moment.
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Welcome to the site! Glad to see a bskb collector here. feel free to post any questions staff here should answer you lickity split!
Stop by this thread and let us know how you came up with your screen name!

Screen names
19th Century Indiana Jones
My new collecting love: 2001 Private Stock Deltha O'Neal GU cards

I'm a Bengals fan (because of the uniform colors smile.gif ) I was their fan back when they were in the Super Bowl against the 49ers. And a big blow was struck when we lost Tim Krumrie early in the game.

So now, going back to my favorite childhood team, I found a player (and card) that has eye appeal (at least to me) and affordable to collect. While Carson and Chad get all the attention, I found a league leader on the other side of the ball. Two-thirds of the season has gone by and Deltha is the leading interceptor. I used to collect Dave Klinger, but his career is null.
Bondsaway
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Nov 21 2005, 07:55 AM)
My new collecting love: 2001 Private Stock Deltha O'Neal GU cards

I'm a Bengals fan (because of the uniform colors  smile.gif ) I was their fan back when they were in the Super Bowl against the 49ers. And a big blow was struck when we lost Tim Krumrie early in the game.

So now, going back to my favorite childhood team, I found a player (and card) that has eye appeal (at least to me) and affordable to collect. While Carson and Chad get all the attention, I found a league leader on the other side of the ball. Two-thirds of the season has gone by and Deltha is the leading interceptor. I used to collect Dave Klinger, but his career is null.

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Deltha is one of the guys that have made the bengals defense what they are, my fav is Madieu Williams (Maryland) too bad he got bite by the injury bug!
dd316
#1 - Will Clark cards

#2 - Autographs, mainly in-person (always nice to have a story with it).

#3 - Pressed pennies (the ones you smoosh in machines that imprint images onto the smooshed penny).
19th Century Indiana Jones
QUOTE(Bondsaway @ Nov 21 2005, 10:06 AM)
Deltha is one of the guys that have made the bengals defense what they are, my fav is Madieu Williams (Maryland) too bad he got bite by the injury bug!
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Yeah, Bengals have a very nice secondary overall. Those guys are outstanding against the pass. But I think their line needs an anchor, some dominant DE or monster NT, someone overpowering for a passrush. Man, I'm so depressed. Yesterday I thought they were going to overtake Indianapolis at one point. So close...... mad.gif
jrlenox
QUOTE(dd316 @ Nov 21 2005, 03:18 PM)
#3 - Pressed pennies (the ones you smoosh in machines that imprint images onto the smooshed penny).
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Thats different and cool ... I remeber getting one at Mt Rushmore a long time ago. Have no idea where it ended up. nifty machines where you put in a penny + some other amount like a quarter and you get back the smooshed penny.

Do you have any favorites ?
dd316
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Nov 21 2005, 10:26 AM)
Thats different and cool ... I remeber getting one at Mt Rushmore a long time ago. Have no idea where it ended up. nifty machines where you put in a penny + some other amount like a quarter and you get back the smooshed penny.

Do you have any favorites ?
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I had always picked one up here and there, but never really thought about collecting them much - until I went to Disneyworld on my honeymoon. They had the machines EVERYWHERE, and nifty books to keep them in! Needless to say I drove my wife nuts and filled up 3 books (I think each one holds about 40-50, including quarters). Ever since then everywhere I go I look for them, and when anyone I know goes somewhere I tell them to look for me. biggrin.gif

I don't know if I really have a favorite. I'd have to look through them again and decide. wink.gif
Bondsaway
QUOTE(dd316 @ Nov 22 2005, 08:20 AM)
until I went to Disneyworld on my honeymoon.

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Hey I went to Disneyland on my first honeymoon weird!
Daze_fan
Hello, My name is Jeff. (daze_fan). some of you know me from other sites, and some of you may know/remember me as J.E.LEW from the old Sports card forum. Yes, I was a moderator there for the first year of it's existence, and the !st Mod along with Iggy. well, times change and so do people, ( some for the worse!)

I've been collecting for 30+ years, and am a former shop owner in the mid-late 90's. I always saw myself as a collector first then a hobby dealer. I dont buy any new product anymore, and have been basically trading on-line for the last 3+ years with the old stock from my shop. lol.
I do buy a pack or two here and there, but most of the cards I have from 2001 til now are from trades or single card purchases on Ebay or from other collectors for my Personal collection.
This may change as my son is starting to get interested in cards and sports a little more, so we'll see.

My main collecting interest is Hockey and Vintage before 1975.
(hockey up to 1988)But I do collect a few Individual Players also.
John Elway ( I'm a life long Broncos fan)
Eric Daze ( hence, my screen name)
Michael Barrett ( My wife actually collect him)
Bob Probert ( one of my favorite all-time hockey players)

My favorite teams are the Cubs,Blackhawks,Broncos and Chicago Wolves(AHL).
I'm not a basketball fan at all, but I do have several nice basketball cards in my PC (Maravich, Bird/magic Rc)
I do have an interest in Vintage Basketball cards from before 1971.
The Oldest cards by sport I have are: baseball, A few T206 w the best being the Addie Joss Portrait.. Hockey, I have several 1933 OPC series a cards.. basketball, 1948 Leaf Eddie Ehlers, and in Football 1948 Leaf Marlin Harber.
Not much compaired to many other collections that amass tons of pre-war cards, but I'm happy with them.
This is'nt my life, like some people get into it, This is a relaxing Hobby for me. I hate the Stuffy, obnoxious, greedy collector that has to flaunt every single card they get in there hands, and that have attitude where your stuff stinks, mines better. ( Idid'nt know that collecting became a race all of a sudden! I'm not made of money, I work for a living, Besides, you cant take it with you!

well, sorry for babbling, hope to make several trades here take care.

Jeff
Bondsaway
Jeff,
Glad to have you here. Its refreshing to hear a former shop owner that knows the difference between the business and collecting sides. Good to see others who still believe in having fun with collecting. Too many people just want only the best cards they can get their hands on. BTW thats not collecting that greed. If you have any questions or problems (problems send them to me I don't bite but have 3 little boys who would) just ask.
Happy hunting and have fun!
19th Century Indiana Jones
Cool webpage, Jeff. I'd like to see scans of all your T206s. smile.gif

And welcome to the forum!
aceecards
wow...welcome

Where was your shop in chitown?
coinman
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Sep 15 2005, 11:30 AM)
Anyone else want to share their overall collecting interests here?

-Bob
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Hi,I just found this. My name is coinman as I do not collect any cards except for 1 the 1971 topps card coin checklist.I like to frequent sports shows looking for plastic tin & aluminium coins of sports and non sports from the 1930's to 1990. They came in coffee,tea,jello,potato chip bags hotdogs,
cereal boxes,popsicles . About 98 percent of shows mostly have square shiney stuff for sale,not to many coins.Most sets are from the 60's like the shirriff/salada and topps BB - 1960 to 69 shirriff/salada hockey coins - 63 & 64 nalley potato chips CFL coins -space magic & space orbit space coins- jets- fish- flags- ships - dogs etc.I also try to find any coins still in their cello wrap or packages that are unopened with the coins still inside like the jello with the car or plane coins inside. Would be nice to find a hockey coin jello box sometime. There has to be 1 or 2 card collectors here that may have some kind of coin along with all their cards ? I hope for a contact, Thanks coinman.
jdoggy
Overall I collect Nice looking Basketball cards that catch my eye. A little Football. Mainly collecting autos,but nice GU and patches too. I'm trying to get the 02-03 Basketball Nameplates set.
randallcards
jdoggy welcome to the site u should introduce yourself! smile.gif
jopdogg
i collect mostly people on the teams that i like which are the colts, bears, cubs, and white sox. i have alot of game used to trade so let me know what it is you are looking for and ill get back to ya.

thanks john
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