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05-14-2007, 11:43 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>Ok. So let's see who is out there. I am curious of who else is out there that collects things similar to me, as I am sure many of you are too. Some of us have introduced ourselves in the "Welcome" thread and the "Show me your displays.." thread, but let's get a more comprehensive roster of who collects vintage memorabilia and what. I'll start.<br /><br />Name: Joe Kirschner<br />Locaton: New Jersey<br />Age: 37<br />Number of years collecting memorabilia: 10+<br />Memorabilia interests: Sports display antiques. Focus on all types of pre- war memorabilia and antiques, from equipment to emphemera, trophies, advertisng, photos,...you name it. I am a generalist, but my niche and area of expertise is pre-1930 baseball uniforms and early uniform dating and tags.<br />

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05-14-2007, 11:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Name: Dan Bretta<br />Location: Nebraska<br />Age: 40<br />Number of years collecting memorabilia: 7-8? Cards 30+<br />Memorabilia interests: All kinds - whatever strikes my fancy, but I especially like photos.

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05-15-2007, 05:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike H</b><p>Name: Mike Hoevet<br />Location: Michigan<br />Age: 41<br />Collecting history: Cards 30 years, but primary focus the past 15 has been displayable memorabilia. Very much a generalist who has gone through the many phases I mentioned on another post. With each phase I try to become a mini expert regarding that niche by learning as much as I can as quickly as I can. As I acquire more pieces, my understanding, knowledge, and collection grow along with my enjoyment of the hobby.<br /><br />Don't I look happy!<br /><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/mjkm90/DCP01631.jpg">

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05-15-2007, 07:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>Hi guys. There is obviously more than 3 of us on this board. Let's hear from some more folks. <br /><br />Who are you and what are your areas of interest?<br /><br />It would be great to get to know more about what each of us is into.<br /><br />Thanks!<br />-Joe

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05-15-2007, 07:33 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I never get to post about my collection, since I don't collect cards, so I can finally participate in one of these threads. I don't have a lot left, but here goes:<br /><br />Name: Barry Sloate<br />Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.<br />Age: 54<br /><br />I have primarily display pieces and books. My highlight display pieces are:<br /><br />Allen & Ginter N28 baseball banner<br />1867 Nationals of Albany triple-plate panoramic photograph<br />1860 Live Oak Polka sheet music (first color print of baseball in America)<br />1861 Home Run Quick Step color sheet music<br />1869 Peck & Snyder hand colored advertising poster<br /><br />My highlight books are:<br /><br />1834 Robin Carver The Book of Sports (first book printed in America with rules and illustration of baseball)<br />1835 Babcock's Boy's Book of Sports- first edition of first chapbook in America to contain baseball<br />1859 NAABP League Constitution- second earliest known league constitution<br />1860 Ballplayers Pocket Companion (in transit at the moment)<br />Henry Chadwick's The Game of Baseball<br /><br />I've sold nearly all of my other pieces and just kept a few of my favorites.

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05-15-2007, 07:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>Name: Clinton Hromek<br />Age: 38<br />Location: Kansas<br />I've been collecting cards and memorabilia since 1977. I'm strictly memorabilia now. I collect bats, pre 1960 Kansas baseball history and pre 1920's sports.

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05-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason Mishelow</b><p>Name Jason Mishelow<br />Age 29<br />Location Milwaukee WI<br /><br />I collect early mentions of baseball and thoses games which are the roots of the game. Mostly books including childrens school book,chapbooks, and game books <br /><br />Examples <br />1844 Boy's Own Book- early decription of rounders <br />1840's Sander's first reader- school book with a cover illistration of a one boy pitching to another in a school yard scene <br />1864- American Boy's Book of Sports- early rules of the game and furst color picture in a book <br />1869- Changing Base- 1st baseball fiction<br /><br /><br />Always looking for people who run accross early references

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05-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Ryan</b><p>Ryan<br />Orange Co, California<br />38 yrs old<br /><br />I am addicted to sports antiques. My collection consists of early photography, ring bats, sports advertising, melon balls, leather football helmets,gloves, and of course trophies (this is what I am most known for). I have attended the national since 1984 or 1985. My father and I collected cards together, but once I got into college, I sold the cards and started on sports antiques. My favorite two pieces are a double-sided A. G. Spalding and Bros. porcelain sign and a stunning silk from the Excelsiors. I enjoy the relationships that I have built over the years with fellow collectors in the hobby ( I just wish more lived on the West Coast). Photos will be posted soon!

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05-15-2007, 09:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>I search for anything to do with Jimmie Foxx. His personal items. Cards. game tickets from the world series he was in. Magazines where he is on the cover. Awards given to him. His autograph...I have about 70 original photos, both wire and news. A complete 35 wheaties box in like new condition. Cleats with his name engraved. Rare pins of him. hundreds of other items. More than I have time to type. Occasionally I will pick up a hack wilson item, or gehrig. Some times a little ruth thing or two. What i really covet are original photos with Ruth and Foxx together. My wife even lets me hang one in the family room. Jimmie and babe are golfing. I use to write back and forth with Jimmies daughter. back when people wrote on paper. Also occasionally A connie mack piece, and a Phil. A's piece. I have a big heavy ink well given to Connie mack after the 29 and 30 world series wins. It has two gold leaf elephants and a clock. Gorgeous.<br /><br />Edited to add, I am 53. I must leave now, they are about to wheel me out to the patio to feed me my pablum. <br />

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05-15-2007, 09:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Aaron Cowan</b><p>Name: Aaron Cowan<br />Age: 24<br />Location: Boise ID (formerly Murray KY)<br /><br />I started collecting St Louis (Browns and Cardinals) T-cards. Now I'm into magazines, photos, premiums (M101-2, etc) of St Louis Cardinals to document the evolution of the "Birds on the Bat."<br><br>Aaron Cowan<br /><a href="http://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q102/acowan19/" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q102/acowan19/</a><br />acowan19@gmail.com

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05-15-2007, 09:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Name: Greg Theberge<br />Age: 45<br />Area of interest: pre-1920 Red Sox. Started collecting Sox in 2003. Have collected Brewery advertising with my dad for 30+ years. Main area of interest, pre-prohibition (1920)advertising. That collection is extensive with many unique rare items. Have a few nice pieces for the Sox, but by no means an extensive collection.<br /><br />Found it a natural flow from similar eras of beer to the Red Sox. Obviously love the connection with Nuf Ced's Third Base (how many actually know the brands and the breweries advertised in the photo of that place?). Have always loved the history of the game, wife thinks I'm insane for yet another tangent. Pick up pieces as I find I like them. Will never, can never, collect it all, but it's still good fun.

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05-16-2007, 01:07 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy Piccuito</b><p>Name: Jimmy Piccuito<br />Location: grew up in the Boston area<br />I work for the military on Cape Cod - Cartographer/GIS<br />Email: piccuitoj@msn.com<br />eBay ID: jbsportsauctions33<br />URL: www.jbsportsauctions.com<br />Forum: Net54 recent member boxingbaseballgolf33<br />Collecting Interests: Pre-war Boxing, Baseball and Golf cards(T206, Goudey,<br />Candy and other tobacco issues) sports memorabilia- Red Sox, Patriots,<br />Bruins and Celtics items - I also collect antique books and vintage sporting<br />goods.<br />started collecting when I was 6 years old, my Dad would buy me sets on<br />Holidays and Birthdays.<br />When I was about 14 years old, I started to help local dealers at shows and<br />flea markets.<br />While I was in college I started collecting early baseball items that I<br />would find at local shows in Maine. I started buying and selling on eBay in<br />1997 while I was at school, a year later I was doing more on eBay. My<br />collection was growing as well<br />When I graduated, there was not too much time to collect, but I always found<br />time to go and buy some T206 cards and Goudeys at local shows and from<br />dealers in my area. This trend lasted for a few years, in 2000 I got married<br />and sold most of what I had, but started thinking, I can still do this on<br />eBay - on my honeymoon I purchased the Barry Halper Auction Books. I<br />continued to gain knowledge about the hobby and pre-war related items and<br />started to collect and sell different issues like candy cards, strip cards<br />and issues I never had before. The past few years I started buying gloves,<br />bats, programs, photos and other memorabilia. I created my website so I<br />would have a place to keep track of what I had. In the near future it will<br />be a great place to expand my business from eBay to the website so people<br />can find information about me and get to know what I sell and collect. I<br />still go and help dealers at local shows, and have some space for my own<br />items.<br /><br />the above info was sent to oldcardboard.com for the magazine<br /><br />Take Care<br /><br />Jimmy<br />

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05-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Posted By: <b>brock</b><p>Hi<br /><br />Name:Brock Lewis<br />Age:16<br />Location:Upstate NY<br />Years Collecting: Around 2<br /><br />The main item's i like collecting is game used bats and hall of fame autographs. I love team signed baseball's. Can't wait till i have the money to buy my 1930's yank's with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Also a 1978 yankee ball because my dad loved that team. Also anything vintage.<br /> Thanks

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05-16-2007, 08:16 PM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>Besides cards, I collect pre 1930 bats, mostly 19th century. Mainly I collect odd looking bats, unusual shapes and wood types. I have a number of ring, mushroom, and ball knob bats, as well as several bunting bats and composite bats. My collection totals around 75.<br /><br />John

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05-17-2007, 05:27 AM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Hello all,<br /><br />First off I just would like to say I love this new forum. On this forum, I find every post interesting, and I don't have to sift through 20 baseball card posts to find one memoriblia post. Since memoribilia has been banished/promoted to this forum, I barely even look at the the regular forum. How many "Show me your Walter Johnson portrait" type posts can one take <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />Name: Keith<br />Age: 31<br />Location: Philadelphia<br />Years Collecting: Around 5 or 6 years<br />Collecting interests: 19th century and early 20th century sports photography (mostly football), old football memoribilia, 1960s bobbleheads, hartlands, and Kail statues, and anything Philadelphia Eagles or Frankford Yellowjackets<br />

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05-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>Anybody else want to introduce themselves? It looks like the number of posters is increasng, so let's hear from a few more folks.

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05-18-2007, 08:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Max Weder<br />48<br />Vancouver BC (from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)<br />Book collector--baseball fiction and non-fiction, with a smattering of other sports<br />Limit my card vices to Obaks, PCL and Canadian items<br />

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05-18-2007, 08:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>Joe DiSomma<br />will be 36 next week.<br /><br />Love postcards and vintage photos.<br /><br />Great stuff here... and I can see myself diving more deeply into memorabilia.

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05-19-2007, 06:31 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>So far I'm the oldest person on this thread. That's not good. Would somebody older than me please sign in? Thank you.

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05-19-2007, 07:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Steve Murray</b><p><br />Steve Murray<br />Age 63 (There you go Barry, you're off the hook <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14>)<br /><br />Collecting for I don't know how long. Seems like forever.<br /><br />I collect tobacco tins, some sports related, some not. Moved my office three years ago and packed everything away. This board has given me the imputus to dig some stuff out and display it again.<br /><br />I, like Max, collect PCL material, I do have a couple of interesting Pacific Coast Biscuit items that I'll post over the weekend.<br /><br />As most of you know I collect postcards. <br /><br />I also collect (if I may say so on a non-card site) zeenut cards. Working on 1911, nine to go; good start on 1912; and a type run.<br /><br />See some of yall in Cleveland.<br /><br />

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05-19-2007, 10:34 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Whew...thanks Steve. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-19-2007, 12:45 PM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>I collect prewar card sets, mostly 30's sets and pre 1930 bats, mostly 19th century bats. I've collected cards for 25+ years and bats for about 7-8 years. I posted some pics of a few 19th century bats yesterday and will post more from time to time. I especially enjoy homemade bats and bats with odd shapes. I have one carved from a tree limb and another that appears to be a piece of fence post shaved down to bat size as well as a 40 inch monster bat made in 1900.<br /><br />John

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05-19-2007, 12:47 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I do collect some ancillary stuff that goes with cards...<br /><br />Leon Luckey<br />45 yrs of age<br />live near Dallas<br />married with a great wife and wonderful 10 yr old girl<br />have a miniature beagle named Trixie (after my very first dog)<br />I am a hopelessly addicted card collector<br />sell computers/technology to pay bills....and flip cards for a few extra $$<br /><br />Started this side of the board so as not to be tar and feathered by you guys.....We could meet at a National sometime and I don't want to have to keep ducking.....<br /><br />edited to correct my age from 46 to 45....not till Sept will I be 46<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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05-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Posted By: <b>mr. moses</b><p>and perhaps for the first time ever I'll be brief:<br /><br />Henry Moses<br />53<br />retired<br />married no children<br />outstanding characteristics-few-my wife however invented sarcasm<br />like oddball 19th century "things" as they relate to base ball - might be a pencil box, a lemon peel ball, trade card, tin, or advertising banner (no I can't afford the Cobb triptych or Barry's N28 banner-I'd have to have a sale of my women's baseball stuff and maybe the family pets....). Of course I collect all the same things in the non-sports arena and early tobacciana......

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05-20-2007, 06:16 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Henry- the magic word in your description was "retired." That's my goal too (even though I've been semi-retired since I started working) <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-20-2007, 07:09 AM
Posted By: <b>Steve f</b><p>Hey gang.<br /><br />Steve Falletti<br />49yo <br />Southie <br />NOT retired. 4-5 long yrs 'til f l a fulltime!<br />Married, two grown boys.<br /><br />Devout Fenway fan. Hoarding since '66. <br />Prewar cards, old large premiums and hof autos.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/I2JbRYrmf74"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/I2JbRYrmf74" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /><br />

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05-20-2007, 07:28 AM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Steve,<br /><br />Heading up to Fenway this evening if the weather holds out. First time on the Green Monster (only spot I haven't been to yet). I catch a few games, let me know if you're ever up there, I'll buy you a beer.<br /><br />By the way, what the heck am I doing wrong? Am I the only one who's retirement plan kicks in when he's 65???<br /><br />Greg<br /><br />(love that Nike Commercial)

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05-20-2007, 09:15 AM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>I'm 61 and don't plan to retire until I'm 67. Anybody else in the Geritol set??<br /><br />John

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05-20-2007, 08:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Rick McQuillan</b><p>Hello,<br /><br />Rick McQuillan<br />56 years old from Boscobel WI<br />Postmaster<br />3 kids and 4 grand kids (The two 10 year old grandsons love going to card shows. I'm trying to convert them from the shiny stuff to vintage.)<br /><br />Collecting Harpers Woodcuts, Leslies Woodcuts, Pre 1900 magazines, books, ads, mostly of the woodcut variety. I try to sell enough stuff to pay for my collection, but lately I've been spending much more than I sell. Oh well!<br /><br />Have fun,<br /><br />Rick<br /><img src="http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g9/buymycards/lawsons.jpg">

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05-22-2007, 07:05 AM
Posted By: <b>ErlandStevens</b><p>I'm 37 and teach at a small college.<br><br>I collect letterhead samples of sports teams and leagues from 1969 (my birth year) and earlier. They are generally affordable, can have great logos and designs, and sometimes have interesting content. I also collect tobacco cards (T206 and a couple other sets), but their prices make even low grade cards a stretch for me.

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05-22-2007, 08:32 PM
Posted By: <b>jims</b><p> <br />The olde man at 68<br />collecting about 15 years<br />st paul, MN<br /><br />After completing several pre-war card sets, I began collecting felts. I have almost a complete set of B18s, a complete set of BF2s with 3 prize Feruguson pennants, almost a complete set of 1913 cravats, over 400 different BF3 small pennants and a fairly large assortment of other pre and post war pennants.