About Me

Began collecting cards at 4 years old, and never stopped. I'm 30 as I write this in 2014. My relatively poor health allows me ample time to write about cards.

I ONLY trade duplicates- no exceptions. I'm proud of the fact that I've never sold a single card. I have given away lots of cards, but all duplicates. Edit to add- I've since begun to sell some cards on COMC. Buy them HERE)

I am a set collector, with my ultimate goal being to complete every major set, and as many inserts, parallels, etc. as possible. Although I still want to complete sets, I have shifted my focus to my project of trying to get at least one card of every person to ever get an NBA, NASCAR or NHL card.

I collect the NBA, NASCAR and some non-sports cards, favoring Star Wars, history, automotive, and comic books.As of 2017 I also collect the NHL, and it has already moved past NASCAR into my #2 slot behind the NBA. I will gladly accept any sports card in trade.

I am also a fan of comic books classic cars, naturally :) I am also a diehard history buff, with my favorite era being Ancient Rome and before. I love to read and will read about almost anything. I used to be a big fan of Star Wars but not since Disney bought it. (Would still like to complete the vintage sets though)

I am a scale model builder, though not a particularly good one, however I have made it into both Scale Auto and Model Cars.

I am a decent photographer. I run my own website, which I have hosted since 2004, and I am closing in on 300,000 photos.

I'm a big time collector of stuff- some would say a hoarder. 1/64 die cast used to be #1, although cards were pretty much tied most of the time. I had to retire from diecast in 2014. You can see most of my collections in various stages of photo documentation on My Website. That includes my cards, which I have been working on scanning since 2009. I don't expect to finish until 2021 at the earliest, but probably later. Nature Shots & Trips is probably my favorite section, but I am the most happiest when I am at a car show. I can't have a classic car, so I've set my goal to photograph as many of them as possible.

That about covers me in a nutshell- anything I forgot to include, just ask and I'll probably tell you.

If you want to contact me, my email is   
 But to be honest, I don't check it very often, so I may miss your message. If you have a Trading Card Database account, that is a much better way to connect with me, because I am on there all day, every day.  Here is the direct link to my account.          
I am also on Facebook and twitter.           

Updated 2/17/18             


  1. If you want to contact me, it's probably best to leave a reply here. I rarely check my email, and it is likely to get buried. I check this page a few times a week, if not daily.

  2. Hey Billy - shoot me an email. I've got a few cards I wanna send to help with your water recovery. 2x3heroesATgmailDOTcom.

  3. Hi Jeff, my email to you bounced back at me. (stupid me, typed it in wrong!) Will try again.

  4. Hey bud, I was wondering if you had any 03-04 UD Exquisite Base/225, Base Gold/25, Base Jerseys/25, or my main chase, Base Patches/10 of any players available?

    Thanks, Aaron (aironadan@gmail.com)

    1. Hi Aaron, sorry but I don't. Those super pricey sets are pretty rare in my collection, and I don't have any available. Sorry!

  5. Hello Billy,

    I would like to share with you a sports card website that I run. It's mostly a price guide but there is also a small blog. http://www.priceguide.cards



    1. I added your blog to the list of blogs on the right side of the page. Thanks for the message!

  6. Billy,

    I've got a PWE (with your requested Kyle Petty card) ready and waiting for you, but I need an address. Send an email to me. You can find my email addy on my All Trade Bait All The Time profile page...https://www.blogger.com/profile/03818879297909675392

  7. My ATBATT site is: https://alltradebait.blogspot.com/

  8. Hi again, I haven't heard anything from you, and I've still got that PWE waiting for you. Contact me at omsports42 at gee mail so on and so on.