What I Collect

The Team Collections:

Pittsburgh Pirates Click here for an up to date list of my collection.  If it's a Pirate card and not listed there, odds are I need it.  Currently at 13,000 unique Pirates cards and counting.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Kordell Stewart player collector, and lover of 90's cardboard

West Virginia Mountaineers - Wild and wonderful.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Still trying to learn to love the game.  But I definitely love the 90's jerseys.

Pitt Panthers
I'm not sure if I'm a Pitt fan who went to WVU, or a Mountaineer who doesn't hate Pitt.

The Mini Collections:

There's No Place Like Home
Cards featuring PNC Park or Three Rivers Stadium on cards from visiting players

Colored Gloves
Red, blue, orange, or anything else they come up with. I want them all.

Hey Now, You're An All-Star
Anything and everything related to the 1994 and 2006 All-Star games in Pittsburgh.

Negro League - Pittsburgh Crawfords, Homestead Grays, or any other player pictured in a Negro League uniform

Moments and Milestones
League leaders, MVP's, no hitters - all those special moments in baseball history.

Unique Unis
Turn the clock back, forward, one and done's - it's all fair game.

Player Collections:

Jack Wilson supercollector - I started collecting him in 2001, and haven't stopped since.  I'm at about 70% completion on his cards, so if you find something I don't have I will be forever grateful.
Geno Smith - My former student, who just so happens to be good at throwing a football. Why did he have to go to a big market team?  Why?!?!
Dan Marino - My favorite player as a kid, and my first player collection.
Bruce Irvin
Stedman Bailey
Tavon Austin
Charles Johnson
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Randy Johnson (Mariners and Astros)
Wil Myers
Gary Sheffield (Marlins only)
Jeff Bagwell
Mark McGwire


  1. hey man,
    Stealing Home from All Trade Bait All The Time here.
    I've got a PWE with yourname on it, but I can't find your email address anywhere.
    Email me with your home addy and I'll get those cards out to you.
    netchuc at yahoo dot com

  2. My name is Jeff, and I heard about your blog from reading Shoebox Legends, AKA Shane Diaz. I have a ton of things from your wantlist that are just taking up space here in New York. I would love to try to work something out, and as Shane can attest, I am extremely generous and forthcoming when it comes to reciprocating trades. Please let me know if you are interested in trading, and I collect the following:

    Don Mattingly
    Derek Jeter
    Mike Aviles
    Matt Morris
    Mark Messier
    Mats Zuccarello
    Ryan Callahan
    Brandon Dubinsky
    various hockey sets (Upper Deck Young Guns, Upper Deck Artifacts, etc.)
    various baseball sets (2007 Topps Allen and Ginter, 2012 Topps Archives, 2004 and 2007 Topps Heritage, 2005 Donruss Elite)



    please e-mail me at qualum23@gmail.com

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