Listing of my Baseball Card Needs (dynamic document)
Listing of my Baseball Cards Available (dynamic document)
Listing of my Football Card Needs (dynamic document)
Listing of my Football Cards Available (dynamic document)
Listing of my Basketball Card Needs (dynamic document)
Listing of my Basketball Cards Available (dynamic document)
Listing of my Hockey/Golf/Racing/Non-Sports Cards Available (coming soon)
I have set this site up in an attempt to create trades with other collectors – ultimately to obtain cards I need or want, while helping other collectors to do the same. I also buy and sell cards in order to acquire additional wants/needs. I have had some pretty good luck trading online at SportsCardForum, at The Bench and also at Cardboard Authority. My member ID at these trading sites is Razored21.
I live in the Dallas Metroplex area and frequent many of the shops and check out the local card shows this area offers. I also make some trips to the Houston area as well, and visit shops and shows there as well.
I started collecting in 1978. I was pretty serious about my collection by 1981. The first card shop I recall was Cleve’s in Springdale, Arkansas on Emma St. I spent a lot of free time and most of my money at Sports Cards in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the 1983-86 time frame. I ended up working there part-time as a fill-in. It was there I met a man that wanted to open a shop in Springdale. I was 16 years old and opened a shop with a friend (Dave Martin) called Springdale Card & Comic. This was a really nice shop, and it was a good gig until it was time for me to move off for college.
Shows were always so exciting to me — I set up and frequented shows in 1986-88 time-frame in Joplin, Fayetteville, and Springdale.
I found a card shop in San Angelo, TX to help out in part time in 1992-93 time frame. It wasn’t much, and we didn’t really have good stock – but it kept me in the hobby a while longer. When living overseas, I managed to find a fish market in Hachinohe, Japan that would allow people to set up tables and sell their goods. Most people would sell used baby clothing, or junk. I tried sports cards. And it was hugely successful. Well, mostly Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Hideo Nomo were what comprised my sales. But yet again, I found myself highly involved with cards again. This lasted until my family and I returned to the U.S. I had a pretty good lull until about 2002-06 time frame. Mostly purchasing the occasional retail box. Although there was a good shop in Omaha,NE and one in Bellevue,NE that I would visit on occasion. I tried to start a small shop in a small town in Iowa that was open only on Saturday mornings. I traded and sold very little…mostly trying to break even to hook my son and his buddies up with cool cards of their own. I did this for about 6 months before kid activities took over. I did not have time for cards. After relocating to the Dallas area — I started going through the cards I had accumulated through the years. It was a good amount. I wanted more. And it has all led me to where I am now — always looking for cards — I have set up at local shows in the Dallas area, and done quite well. I usually have cards listed on eBay and sometimes on SportLots as well. Slow time for me is March to October…that is fishin’ season. But when the weather cools off, I certainly fill most of my spare time logging, inventorying, searching, sorting, buying, selling, trading.
I have thousands and thousands of baseball, football, basketball, etc. available for trade. If you are looking for anything not yet on my lists, please do not hesitate to ask. I will be adding to these lists when able — but it is a bit daunting at times.