View Full Version : New Member from Mid-Missouri

10-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Hi all,

I've been checking out this site for a while, but haven't posted anything. It's been a great resource for me so I figured I should introduce myself and maybe do a little posting.

My name is Justin (or JP). I started collecting in 1980 and became pretty obsessed as a kid. "Wes's Hall of Fame" in Bellflower, CA was my local shop. I had 500,000+ cards by the mid 80's and supported my college years by selling at small shows. Eventually I sold almost everything off except a couple boxes of top loaders that sat untouched in my closet for years. About 10 years ago I started slowly regaining some interest, then in 2012 I hit up the Baltimore National and got seriously hooked again.

Even though I'm now a Cardinals fan living in Missouri, it was growing up in SoCal listening to Vin Scully that got me interested in the history of the game. Because of that I'm mainly a Brooklyn type card collector (just got my '33 George C Miller Lefty O'Doul in the mail yesterday which I'm pretty excited about). I've also started branching out to collecting pins, pennants, photos, patches, etc.

I'm looking forward to learning about issues that I never knew existed and getting help identifying oddball stuff I pick up.


10-16-2014, 06:35 PM

Welcome to Net54. It's great to have you on board.

Best regards,


10-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Welcome Justin good luck with your collection .

10-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Welcome Justin. Its a great site with tons of great people.

10-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Welcome JP. Good luck with your Brooklyn collecting.Nice choice.

10-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Welcome to the board. Nice to have another Missourian & Cardinal fan here!

10-16-2014, 08:10 PM

10-16-2014, 08:15 PM
So, Royals or Cardinals?

Jay Wolt
10-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Welcome aboard!

Zach Wheat
10-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Welcome. Enjoy the ride!


10-16-2014, 08:40 PM
try on a T206 for size:)



10-16-2014, 08:42 PM

Think the Cards can pull out the series victory this time?


Howe’s Hunter
10-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Those are my original stomping grounds. Anywhere near the Columbia/Jeff City area?

Welcome to the board.

10-16-2014, 09:21 PM
welcome aboard the board!

all the best,

Beatles Guy
10-16-2014, 11:39 PM
Welcome fellow Missourian!

10-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Welcome aboard!

10-17-2014, 10:47 AM
Well, I'm a Tigers fan living in Missouri now, so I can relate. Welcome!


10-17-2014, 01:34 PM
So, Royals or Cardinals?

Well, unfortunately it looks like the Royals now. :) They are a fun team to watch so I'm def pulling for them since the Cards are out.

Those are my original stomping grounds. Anywhere near the Columbia/Jeff City area?

Welcome to the board.

Yep, I'm in Columbia (patiently awaiting college basketball season!)

the 'stache
10-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Welcome aboard, Justin. :)