Billy Kingsley

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Member Since:   8/31/2011
Last Login:   1/18/2021
Points:   272,447
From:   New York United States
     
Collection:   190,067 cards
     

Collects:

 

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)

At the moment, attempting to dial back on the hobbies so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of classic car ownership.

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.

     
Quote:   I only trade duplicates, but I've got thousands of them.
     
Awards:  
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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Hockey Fights Cancer by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 16, 2021
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NHL Players added to my collection in 2021 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 15, 2021
Relics added to my collection in 2021 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 15, 2021
Autographs Added to my Collection in 2021 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 10, 2021


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I love it when a major project turns out to be easier than I expected

 I may have mentioned recently that I wanted to get my "People in my collection" back to being accurate...this is the guide I use to know who I have in my collection, and inversely who I need. This is essential stuff for somebody who's main goal is to get everyone who ever had a card- in three major sports- documented. 

I had let the project lapse, and I thought I had let it lapse back in 2019, when I was facing major burnout on the hobby.

That turned out not to be true...I actually maintained it as late as April 12th, 2020! I know that was the case because that is the last date listed. Recently, I began to expand it. Instead of just listing the people in my collection, I began to document the day they joined the collection (on October 18th, 2018) and in 2019, I began to add in the card that was the first for them as well. The last date listed was the 12th of last April. I suspect I was too busy with models or something and said "I'll go back to it later" but of course I never did...until this week, when I was pleased to see I didn't have as much work ahead of me as I thought I did. 

Even though most of the later half of 2020 was spent on models, I still brought in a ton of cards last year- 9011, not 9009 as I originally reported. As such there were a lot of new names, and I added a handful of baseball cards from one of the boxes that Shane sent me, which were mostly all new, and I was able to trade for a bunch of WNBA cards, which I previously didn't have access to. 

But most of the people I added were NHL players, which isn't much of a surprise since that's where I spend most of my attention now. 

So, since I last updated the list, I added 

  • 1 drag racer
  • 2 Other racing
  • 3 NBA players
  • 4 Non-Sport people
  • 7 NASCAR drivers
  • 5 football players
  • 6 college basketball players (who will hopefully be upgraded to NBA/WNBA at some point)
  • 52 WNBA players
  • 67 baseball players
  • 77 Other sport people
  • 173 NHL/Hockey players (30 of which were already added in 2021!)
for a grand total of 397 new people, and brings me to 15,191 different people in my collection. 

I really wish that I hadn't let that trail off, because I'd love to know who the 15000th different person was in my collection. Edit: Actually, I was able to figure it out. I wrote the people into the chart in the exact order I got them, so I was able use Excel to sort them by date. I just had to copy and paste them to a worksheet where they were all together, instead of separated by sport. Super easy! No thinking and no math required. It was Erik Westrum, a minor league hockey player I added to my collection on June 1st! Since I have been so busy with other stuff, I have not gotten his card scanned yet. Now that I know that he was a pretty big milestone I will be pulling his card up in the scanning order. And edit 2: I knew exactly where it was (a rarity when my entire collection is stored in identical boxes) so here it is. 




He did get into 27 NHL games in his career and got two NHL cards but this is the only card I have of him at this time.

Of course, that's assuming I didn't make any mistakes, which is highly possible. I'm dealing with a lot of lines of Excel and I may have made a mistake. If I spelled somebody's name wrong it would also not come up with a search so people may be listed more than once. As much effort as I put into it, I'm still only human. I usually find a few people I missed entering every time I type in a scanning wave. (which I'm getting close to doing again) But since this is believed to be accurate, I'm just going to go with it and consider him #15,000. 

I'm sure whenever I hit 20,000 people that will get a post as well. But I am not even going to guess when that will be. It could be this week if I went through all the baseball cards Shane has sent me right away, but I'm not going to do that right now, don't want to get too overwhelmed. It'll happen at some point, and you'll hear about it then. 


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