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This page is a result of some great cards sent my way by Linda Fitak. Linda started me out with a few tobacco train cards. Eventually, she sent over a card from the Rails and Sails set. Quite simply, I couldn't resist adding a non-sport set to my collection. Thanks for getting me started Linda!

Last updated: August 26, 2014

TRAIN CARDS
1955 Topps Rails and Sails - This is a wantlist - I am only collecting the "Rails" portion of this set (ANY condition is accepted)
86 102 119

English version (Thanks to Steve R. 8/3/13) I HAVE 31 55

Wills Railway Engines (1924) - I HAVE #'s 7 8 9 15 16 29 30 31 32 34 36 37 38 40 41

Wills Railway Locomotives (1930) - I HAVE #'s 17 22 36

Wills Railway Engines Adhesive (1936) - I HAVE #'s 2 12 13 17 41

Wills Railway Equipment (1938) - I NEED#'s 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 14 16 24 25 26 29 30 31 33 34 35

Wills Speed - (Collecting only the train cards from this set) - I HAVE #'s 29 30 33 34

Gallaher Trains of the World (1937) - I HAVE #'s 19 23 29

Churchman's Wonderful Railway Travel - I HAVE #'s 36

Churchman's Empire Railways - I HAVE #'s 6 15 23 24 26 34 35 37

Schienen-Wunder (German) - I HAVE #'s 17 26 29 49 51 117 119 183 186 187 236

Turf Cigarettes British Railway Locomotives (1952) - I NEED #'s 9 10

Turkish Trophies (1910)Fortune Series - Train Card

A & BC Railway Quiz (1958) - I NEED #'s 1 12 13 14 15 16 17 36 39 41 44 45

Time Marches On - R150(Unsure of company, set was produced in the late 30's or 40's). I have 629

I also have a completed Wills Railway Engines album from 1936. If albums exist for the other Wills issues, I would gladly give them a good home.



STAR WARS
Star Wars: Back in 1977 as a five year old, I can remember going to the movie theater for the very first time. My dad took my older brother, sister, and myself to see Star Wars. Although I don’t remember much about that day, I do remember wanting to sit in between my brother and my dad because Darth Vader SCARED me big time! I became a fan. Collectible figures and toys became part of my boyhood collection. To this day, I still enjoy the original trilogy, and am entertained with the new stuff as well. So, when Jeff Whitworth offered up some Star Wars a few weeks ago, I thought it was time to take the plunge. I let Jeff know that if he had any he couldn’t get rid of, I would take them off his hands. Jeff sent me a very generous starter set, with Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. With a few of my own Star Wars and Empire cards and some recent waiver offerings from Father Pat, I am ready to go with a Star Wars wantlist.

Star Wars – The following is a wantlist, and includes all 5 series;

Blue - 10
Red - Complete 12/27/12 with Tucson delivery from JEFF WHITWORTH
Yellow - 171
Green - 207
Orange - 265 267 269 270 272 273 275 276 277 278 279 281 282 283 284 286 288 289 290 293 294 295 297 298 299 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 312 313 314 317 318 324 325 326 327 329

Star Wars sticker set: 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 27 30 31 36 37 39 40 42 43 44 46 48 51 52 53

Empire Strikes Back
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 57 59 60 62 64 65 66 67 68 70 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 81 83 84 85 86 87 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 146 148 149 150 151 153 154 156 157 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 177 178 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 191 192 193 195 196 197 199 201 202 203 204 205 209 210 212 213 214 215 217 218 219 220 221 222 224 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 242 243 244 245 247 248 249 250 251 252 254 255 256 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 322 323 324 325 326 327 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 344 345 346 348 350 352

Empire Strikes Back sticker set:
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

Return of the Jedi
1 5 10 15 16 19 20 23 25 26 27 28 29 32 38 41 46 52 55 58 62 63 74 86 87 89 94 97 101 102 108 110 111 114 118 122 123 124 125 126 127 130 133 139 144 150 153 155 156 158 160 166 167 168 170 171 173 174 176 178 179 180 181 182 184 188 190 191 192 194 195 196 211 212 213 218

Star File cards: I have - 2 4 6 11

ELVIS
Elvis: I give credit to this set to my mom, who still absolutely adores The King. I can picture her and I at the Ben Franklin store when I was little: “Oh look T.J., they have Elvis cards. Wouldn’t you rather have those than baseball cards?” Well, at some point, I know she bought me a few packs. From those, a few singles survived. And, with some help again from Father Pat, I have an Elvis wantlist ready to go too.

1978 Donruss Elvis
COMPLETE 4/19/14 with final card (65) from the GURU


KISS
KISS: This is the last addition, at least for today. And this one I blame on my older brother. The same one who got me started collecting baseball cards. I did that simply because I would have done anything my older brother was doing. He was buying baseball cards, I wanted to buy baseball cards. He was riding a bike, I wanted to ride a bike. You know how it goes. Anyway, my love for music comes from my brother, specifically the hard rock and heavy metal. I can still remember sneaking into his room to listen to a KISS 8-track. So, I am guessing I got a few packs of KISS because my brother liked the band. So, in honor of my brother, I am going to roll out a KISS wantlist too.

1978 Donruss KISS
7 17 29 40 42 43 67 68 69 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 85 86 87 88 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 104 105 106 107 108 110 111 112 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132


BATMAN
Batman: Although the Batman cards were not for sale in the late 70’s when I began collecting, Batman was a superhero that I quickly took to. I’m not sure in what year, but I know I was watching reruns of the tv show, probably on Superstation WTBS. The Batmobile was so cool, and that utlity belt? It didn't get much better. More than a year ago, I came across a couple of the Batman cards from the 60’s while looking through one of Uncle Dick’s bargain bins. I picked those few up, brought them home, and shared them with my kids. My oldest son, Anton, has adopted Batman as his favorite superhero, and he really enjoyed looking at the cards and listening to me read the back. And, if Anton is interested in something, the twins are interested as well. So, when I got to another big show, I found a few more in Uncle Dick’s bargain bin. Naturally, I picked them up. Ah, the collection grows! But I still did not post the set. The turning point came when the Guru himself made some extra Batman cards available on the waiver wire. After filling some wantlists for OBCers that were working on the sets, Guru sent over about a dozen my way. So here it is, my Batman wantlist: Any condition is accepted.

1966 Topps Black Bat: 4 6 7 9 11 12 14 17 28 29 30 31 33 39 44 45

1966 Topps Red Bat: Complete with last three from John Stamper (2/22/14)

1966 Topps Blue Bat: 3 4 12 13 17 22 23 24 25 27 28 31 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44

1966 Topps Batman Riddler: 2 4 7 9 10 12 17 19 20 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 35

1966 Topps Batman Bat Laffs: 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 34 36 38 40 41 46 53 54 55


CHARLIE'S ANGELS
This is also known as the Jeff Whitworth/Rick Lyons Collection. Back in December 2012, the three of us gathered at a Cracker Barrel in Tucson Arizona for a little OBC gathering. I had seen Jeff a few days earlier, and he had given me the traditional OBC handshake. I really didn’t expect anything more from him, but he had another stack of cards waiting for me that day. They were all non-sport, and the first card I saw was a Charlie’s Angels card. We all got a good laugh out of that. Well, I guess Rick really thought it was special, because he not only picked up a few hundred at a Scottsdale card shop, he sent me over 100 of those. So, I guess I am collecting the set. And judging by my wantlist, they must be like the 1950 Bowmans – a tough first series. I can remember watching the show when I was young, wondering when they would show Charlie. So, Jeff and Rick, thanks for getting me started

1977 Charlie's Angels
47 59 61 64 65 68 72 75 81 90 102 106 108 109 176 188 198 208 211 216 244 253

Sticker Set:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 26 27 28 29 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42

1956 Topps U.S. Presidents
I have always loved the history of our country. When I was little, I had a styrofoam platform with figures of all the presidents. I had been eyeballing these cards at Uncle Dicks table and finally decided to go for the set.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 18 19 20 23 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 35 36

1978 Topps Superman
This one is the result of the very generous Guru. He sent over unopened packs and boxes of Superman I, II, and III for the kids to have some fun with. With some serious haggling with the twins, Anton and I were able to pool our cards together and go for the set.
COMPLETE with last 36 cards and stickers from the GURU 8/8/14

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