Billy Kingsley

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Member Since:   8/31/2011
Last Login:   2/1/2023
Points:   278,302
From:   New York United States
     
Collection:   211,281 cards
     

Collects:

 

I collect: NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Star Wars, History, Military, DC Comics, Olympics, whatever interests me

Current project is trying to get at least one card of everyone to ever get one for NBA, NHL and NASCAR. Also working on getting at least one example of every set ever for the above sports. (Wantlists on Cardboard History)

I have some health problems that make it challenging for me to get to my trade stash. It makes me a slow trader as there are some days when I'm simply in too much pain to access the boxes. My health problems are not transferable so you do not need to fear catching anything from trading with me. I generally only can mail on Saturdays.

Trading: 

I prefer to trade 1 card for 1 card. I do not care about any made up "book value". I will gladly trade more than one card for some as well...there are a few cards on my tradelist that I do need more than one card for in return though. I only put sets on my wantlist that are close to completion, so if you have something else in any of the three sports or the Non-Sports topics I focus on, odds are I will want it. Only reason I wouldn't is if I had it already.  If you don't have anything from the topics I mainly collect, but I have something you want, I will also accept football or baseball in trade, pretty much anything to get a trade done. I would prefer not to trade with smokers. I have breathing problems and cards that come from smokers are essentially useless to me, I cannot handle them. I prefer larger trades but will do any size at all.

I have tried to make sure all the cards on my Tradelist are problem free, with no corner dings, scratches or other flaws, but I am human and it's possible I may have missed something, but all cards sent out are cards you shouldn't need to worry about ever finding a replacement for. I don't demand problem free cards in return as my theory is that a damaged card is better than no card, but writing and paper loss means to me that I don't actually have that card so please don't offer them to me in trade. 

If you don't care about condition, take a look through my "Damaged Cards" collection. These are all cards that I rejected from my tradelist for having flaws but they are available for trade. I would put them at one third a card "value" so 3 damaged cards vs. 1 of your cards. If you do want any of them, let me know and I will move them to my tradelist. I don't want to put them all there and cause matches for people expecting good cards and getting damaged cards in return. Some of the flaws are pretty big problems, some you will probably wonder why I didn't list it in my tradelist. While my collection doesn't demand perfection, I am very strict with condition on cards I send out in trade.

Trading Prioroties: (what makes me the happiest to get in trade, in no particular order)

  • 1995-96 and 1996-97 NBA Cards
  • 1994 NASCAR Cards
  • Any NASCAR card that actually focuses on the car
  • Automotive Non-Sport cards
  • New York Rangers
  • New York Knicks
  • New Jersey Nets (and Brooklyn and New York Nets, but the NJ era is my favorite
  • Elton Brand
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Henrik Lundqvist
  • History related Non-Sports cards
  • Attractive women (with or without clothes)
  • Anything from Racing Champions I don't have
  • Team logo cards for NBA and NHL
  • Non-sports subjects in Allen & Ginter
  • People with last names starting with Q, U, Z and especially X. 
  • With that said, I will trade for anything at any time, whether it's on my wantlist or not. I prefer "quantity" to "quality" and I'm a set builder at heart. 

There are also a couple of specific sets I'm really hoping to complete some day:

  • 1996-97 Ultra (NBA), my favorite set ever
  • 1988 Leesley Bigfoot (the set that got me started collecting)
  • 2002-03 Topps Chrome Refractors (NBA) Refractors are my favorite parallel and this is the closest one to completion
  • 1994 Action Packed (NASCAR) tied for my favorite NASCAR set
  • 1989-90 Marine Midland New York Rangers (just need the cover card!)
  • 1993 & 1994 Skybox The Simpsons (One base card away from completion, also chasing inserts)
  • 1954 Topps Scoop (my favorite Non-Sport set ever)
  • 1953-54 Topps World on Wheels (my favorite automotive set ever)

 

     
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I only trade duplicates, but I've got thousands of them. I will not trade cards out of my collection for any reason, sorry.
     
Awards:  
2022 - Most Congenial Member
2022 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)

2020 - Most Congenial Member
2020 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Runner-up)
2020 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Gaming (Runner-up)
2020 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)

2019 - Most Congenial Member
2019 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2019 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Hockey (Runner-up)
2019 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - MMA (Runner-up)
2019 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)

2018 - Most Congenial Member
2018 - All-TradingCardDB Second Team
2018 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2018 - Favorite List

2017 - Member of the Year
2017 - Most Congenial Member
2017 - All-TradingCardDB Second Team
2017 - Most Card Images Added - Basketball (Winner)
2017 - Most Card Images Added - Racing (Winner)
2017 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2017 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Hockey (Runner-up)
2017 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)

2016 - All-TradingCardDB Second Team
2016 - Most Card Images Added - Basketball (Runner-up)
2016 - Most Checklists Added - Racing (Runner-up)
2016 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2016 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Non-Sport (Runner-up)
2016 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Runner-up)

2015 - All-TradingCardDB First Team
2015 - Most Card Images Added - Basketball (Winner)
2015 - Most Card Images Added - Racing (Runner-up)
2015 - Most Checklists Added - Basketball (Winner)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Boxing (Runner-up)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Golf (Runner-up)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - MMA (Runner-up)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Runner-up)
2015 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Tennis (Winner)

2014 - Member of the Year
2014 - All-TradingCardDB First Team
2014 - Most Card Images Added - Basketball (Winner)
2014 - Most Card Images Added - Racing (Runner-up)
2014 - Most Checklists Added - Basketball (Winner)
2014 - Most Checklists Added - Multi-Sport (Runner-up)
2014 - Most Checklists Added - Racing (Winner)
2014 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2014 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Multi-Sport (Runner-up)
2014 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)

2013 - Member of the Year
2013 - All-TradingCardDB First Team
2013 - Most Card Images Added - Basketball (Winner)
2013 - Most Card Images Added - Racing (Winner)
2013 - Most Checklists Added - Basketball (Winner)
2013 - Most Checklists Added - Non-Sport (Runner-up)
2013 - Most Checklists Added - Racing (Winner)
2013 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Winner)
2013 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Multi-Sport (Runner-up)
2013 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Non-Sport (Runner-up)
2013 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)

2012 - All-TradingCardDB First Team
2012 - Most Card Images Added - Non-Sport (Runner-up)
2012 - Most Checklists Added - Basketball (Winner)
2012 - Most Checklists Added - Non-Sport (Winner)
2012 - Most Checklists Added - Racing (Winner)
2012 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Basketball (Runner-up)
2012 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Non-Sport (Winner)
2012 - Most Miscellaneous Additions - Racing (Winner)


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Secret Santa 2022 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 24, 2023
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New Sets added to my collection in 2022 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 22, 2023
Serial Numbered Cards added in 2022 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 22, 2023
Squirrels! by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 21, 2023
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Have I ever told you you're my hero (cards)

 I have an obsessive personality, I don't think that's a secret. I also have an obsession with collecting things, especially NASCAR things. I also have a tendency to compartmentalize things, and as such, I always considered my NASCAR Hero Cards a separate collection from my NASCAR Trading Cards. I was thinking about that and I realized that was not something I should have been doing- they should have been counted together as part of one collection. Problem was, I can't get to my Hero card collection. With the injury to my arm that I am still dealing with, plus the health problems that are ever present, I couldn't do it. 

Then I remembered that I had made an Excel chart way back when I got the majority of my hero cards back in 2010- my local diecast dealer was going out of business and basically gave me about a 1000 of them. But that Excel file...I hadn't seen that in a while, and I didn't know if I could find it. Luckily, I had saved a copy of it to my Google Drive, so the information was all there! It showed that the file was last updated back in 2010....which totally checks out. I got some in 2011 and some in 2012 but I didn't get another until 2019. I had no reason to update the chart after 2012 and if I did keep it updated when I got the 2011 and 2012 issues, that would have been wiped out two dead laptops ago. 

Without having to get my collection out at all, I was able to figure out exactly what- and how many- I had! It took me only a couple of hours to type them into my Card Collection chart, and now, for the first time ever, I know EXACTLY what is in my NASCAR collection in full.

But wait, it gets even better! I scanned the Hero Cards when I got them- fronts only, generally- and I actually made a note on that old Excel file of which ones I needed to rescan! This allowed me to go through the album on my original Fotki and fill in the ones that weren't in my Excel chart, like the 2011 and 2012 stuff, and also allowed me to correct the mistakes I made typing it up 13 years ago. 

Unfortunately, most of the original scans are not really any good- I didn't have PhotoScape to correct the flaws inherent in scanning back then, and the colors are sometimes off, so I can't really use the scans, I need to rescan the vast majority of them. But at least now I know what I have. 


One fun thing about Hero Cards is that they are available for teams that don't get traditional trading cards, like Busch North teams, as seen here with Brad Leighton, Dale Quarterley and Carey Heath. They also aren't censored, so there will be Dale Earnhardt Jr. cards with Budweiser on them! Probably the best thing about Hero Cards, however, is that they have a long history. NASCAR didn't get traditional trading cards until 1988. Hero cards have been produced since 1955, so there's definitely a long history there! The oldest I currently have is from 1969, the older ones are rare and expensive. I've never even actually seen the 1955 issue, but I know it exists. They started out as post cards, and some long-time collectors still refer to them as that, but they have not been mailable since the mid-1980s, other than a few exceptions. Some people also call them autograph cards. 

I still have none in my collection from 2013-2017, I'm missing most of  the Gen6 era, and I only have one from 2018, 20 and 21. and two from 2019. I didn't have any from 2022, but when I knew I could add these to my collection in full, I went to ebay and bought a lot of 35 cards from the 2022 season. They would be the first to be fully integrated into my collection, but they won't be the last. In fact, a few years ago a friend sent me a large batch of them, but I never actually went through them because I didn't know what I had or not. Now I do know, so I can finally go through them for the first time- despite having them for about a decade in and of themselves! I can't wait to find out what I can add to my collection from that gift, which is probably around 250 cards, guessing based on size of the package they are in (actually a Barnes & Noble shopping bag, haha)


and I got all these 2022 cards scanned and posted to the Cardboard History Gallery as well : 2022 Hero Cards

It will take me some time- I'm at the mercy of my arm injury, and a similar injury to my other arm took a year and a half to heal - but eventually  I will get them all fully scanned (on both sides!) and integrated into the Cardboard History Gallery. For now just the new additions will be scanned in full. 


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