Billy Kingsley

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Member Since:   8/31/2011
Last Login:   9/29/2020
Points:   271,578
From:   New York United States
     
Collection:   188,366 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:  
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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My Completed Sets by Billy Kingsley
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A Lake George run

 We were scheduled to spend a week in Lake George, capped off with the Adirondack Nationals, which is my favorite week of the year. Well, then the coronavirus happened. Put an end to that. However, knowing that many of the cars would be in town anyway, my brother and I made a one-day trip up and back, along the way stopping at the Saratoga Automobile Museum so I could see the Dyson Exhibit, and say goodbye to the two cars from the permanent collection that they are auctioning off this coming weekend (or they have already by the time I publish this, not sure)


Our first stop was the Capital District Welcome Center. It opened last year and has become a favorite stop.
Me in front of the bas relief of the Albany skyline.
The new exit on the Northway, specifically for the Albany International Airport, is now open. They said it would open during 2020 and they were correct. 

This photo, of the Twin Bridges over the Mohawk River, is my favorite photo from the entire trip.

Part of the reason for going on this adventure was to get my favorite places for my Places I've Been project, which I began last October- just weeks after we had been in Lake George. 
Does this business make you bloggers think of anyone? :) 
Now at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, we see the Dyson Racing exhibit. Dyson Racing is based in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is the next town from me. 

One of the cars in their Auction is the van used in the Dumb & Dumber movie. I've never seen it and have no intention to, but you better believe I will photograph the van.


The most famous Dyson car.
An actual AAR Eagle.

1913 Isotta Fraschini race car. There are better lit images in the album, but this photo is just too cool.

An unrestored Model T.
This Pierce-Arrow...
...and the Maxwell are the two that are being sold at auction. The 1910 Maxwell- the second oldest car in the museum- is being sold with no reserve so it was absolutely my last chance to see it. It's the only Maxwell I've ever seen. I'm quite unhappy they are leaving. Maxwell, if you don't know, became Chrysler, after Walter P. Chrysler bought it and renamed it after himself in the early 1920s. He would later buy Dodge Brothers and launch Plymouth, DeSoto and Imperial, becoming one of the "Big Three" auto companies, with Ford and General Motors. 
This Franklin Airman was once owned by Charles Lindbergh, and was also once part of the Henry Ford Museum collection. 

One of the cars used in filming the Christene movie. Which I refuse to watch since I know what they do to one of the cars. 
After we left the museum, we had to get lunch, and Long John Silver's was the choice...long one of our favorites, we can only get it up there. Well, it was drive-through only...what to do. We couldn't get chicken grease on the steering wheel or my camera, so my brother had the idea to use some of the gloves that my mom keeps in the car- and it worked perfectly! We were both able to eat and then just took off the gloves- no grease on our hands at all. Perfect. Now every time I look at this image it makes me hungry for more. If only it wasn't almost 3 hours away...
The Northway in Queensbury- one of my favorite views in the world. Prospect Mountain in the distance, a place we have been.
Didn't expect to see an airplane in the water!


I always knew this is the exact spot I would take my photo for Lake George in my Places I've Been project.


Lake George isn't ALL about the water, there's also scenes like this.

Now, while the Adirondack Nationals were cancelled, many of the cars went up anyway...and there was all kinds of controversy about it. So much so that they may not allow the show to come back, which would really stink. But here are some old cars anyway. 






We didn't actually get out of the car in Lake George. It may be our only trip there this year, I don't know yet. I sure hope not.

The photos are broken up into three places on my website: Lake George 2020 Dyson Racing Exhibit 2020 Adirondack Nationals

As an aside, Blogger seems to have changed the photo addition tool in the middle of creating this post, so if the sizing is off that's why. 


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