billy kingsley


Member Since:   8/31/2011
Last Login:   5/30/2023
Points:   278,156
From:   New York United States
Collection:   211,312 cards



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.


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)


I only trade duplicates, but I've got thousands of them. I will not trade cards out of my collection for any reason, sorry.
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)



Secret Santa 2022 by Billy Kingsley
Last updated on Jan 24, 2023
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



Blog Entries

The longest road trip ever (part 1)

 Sorry I have not posted much lately. My brother and I took the longest road trip we've ever been on, and it wasn't all good...I've been so exhausted, and so busy sorting and prepping the pictures, that I just haven't had the time nor inclination to write. 

Over the two week period, I took more than 27,000 photos, which is more than I've taken in 35 full years of my life. Processing them has been a nightmare, too, because my laptop died on the second day of the trip, meaning I couldn't work on them at all.

We visited 10 museums on the trip, including one I've been wanting to go to for more than 20 years. Even though we got home on May 13th, the photos have not finished uploading to Fotki yet...

So, here we go. On Day 1, we left home in New York and drove to Dayton, Ohio.

This is Columbus
In Springfield, the skies opened up and we got heavy rain...that would be a near constant on our trip.

The second day was probably the best day of the trip.
We started by visiting Xenia, Ohio, a place I've always wanted to go to because it's name starts with X, the only place truly feasible for me to visit. 
Then we went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
We went for the museum but...

we took the track tour first...

and actually got to get out and walk around on the track and see the bricks! 

I have to be honest...this was probably my favorite part of the entire trip. Tied, at least.

After that., we went and saw the St. Louis Arch, something that had been on my "bucket list". We were actually in East St. Louis, Illinois, when this photo was taken. 

Actual St. Louis is kind of scary because this area was completely signs of people at all. It's like when you see disaster areas on TV, and all the local people know not to go there or something. 
We drove through the rest of Missouri and ended up in Kansas City on night #2.

We started out the day by getting a new tire for our Edge, we sprung a leak while driving through Missouri, 
Kansas City, Missouri

We went to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Money Museum, which was very cool.

Now in Kansas. I enjoyed Kansas more than I thought I would- I had heard it was just flat with nothing to look at but I found it enjoyable.
An artsy type shot taken at the rest area in Manhattan, Kansas.
We drove through a brush fire...

The sunset in Kansas was beautiful. 

We got to Colorado Springs at night. 

Day #4 started out great...
We walk into the parking lot of the motel in the morning, and look up and see Pikes Peak, which looms over the city, very impressive. Since it was dark- after mightnight, in fact- when we arrived the night before we couldn't see it.
Zoomed in.

We went to the American Numismatic Association Museum, which was a lot of fun.

Then we went to the Penrose Heritage Museum, which is really two museums in one. The Penrose family museum, featuring their excellent carriage collection, and the Pikes Peak hillclimb museum. 

We were on our way to another museum up in Denver when traffic on I-25 came to a stop...
and unfortunately the guy behind us didn't stop. We were involved in an accident, the first accident I've ever been in, and as it turns out our car was totaled. It doesn't look all that bad, but the chassis and roof took damage and everything behind the rear seat was crushed. My brother and I took a little bit of damage but we are both going to be fine, my brother is already fine but my back is still hurting a little more than it normally does, and of course it normally does 24/7/365 anyway. 

We decided to continue the trip, and after getting a rental car we visited two museums the next day, although that was a mistake- I was in a lot of pain and couldn't finish the first museum.

That was the National WWII Aviation Museum. 

Then we went up to Denver...

to go to Furniture Row, which is not a museum per se, it's really a store, but it has a museum aspect as it has the 2017 Cup Championship car, 2011 Southern 500 Winner, and several other cars on permanent display. I included it in the Museum count. This is where we were heading when we had the accident.  Furniture Row's NASCAR team was in operation from 2005-2017 and is the only team in my lifetime to win a race and not be based in North Carolina. 

Day 6 was one of the most spectacular days, as we drove through the Rocky Mountains. I took more than 3000 photos on this day, only the second time I've taken that many in a single day, the other day being when I went to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Pictures do not do the majesty of the mountains justice.

Yes, snow, in May! 

Note the 18 wheeler for scale...
Colorado River
Now in Utah

Day 7 saw us in Utah, which is where we were going. I have always wanted to attend the GSL Model car show, and 2023 is the final year for it. (The operators want to retire). I mentioned it offhand to my brother on December 31st, 2021, and he made it happen. 

Some pictures from the GSL.
By pure luck, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride happened to be in Salt Lake City 7 minutes away from the GSL, so of course I had to go over and see that! 
Ken Schrader
Hershel Walker
Rick Allen
Richard Petty
Kyle Petty

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you have seen my photo with Richard Petty already. 

The next day was all GSL. The vendor room, model show, and later in the day, the auction. I took part in a live auction for the first time ever. It was a lot of fun. However the highlight of the day was visiting the International Model Car Builders Museum, a museum I've wanted to see since I learned it existed in 2000. Here are some pictures from the Museum.

I believe this is the first NASCAR model ever published in a magazine. built by Don Emmons in 1964. 

Project Chevelle was a project by the Town of Newburgh Model Car Club, which was on the cover of Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine in 1990, and ended up being covered in magazines around the world!

The GSL concluded with an awards breakfast on Sunday, and I didn't win anything, rightfully so- the best of the best came out for the GSL. The TNMCC had 13 members present, though I was the only one crazy enough to drive out. 

my mentor, Rick, took home multiple awards with his freshly finished 49 Ford Custom. 

After the GSL ended, we began the trip home, and that will be in Part 2, coming soon. 

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