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: September 17, 2021
1955 Topps Rails and Sails - 86 102
English version Rails and Sails A&BC (Thanks to Steve R. 8/3/13) I HAVE 31 55
1933 Gum Inc. Wild West Series R172: I Have: 4
Wills Railway Engines (1924) - COMPLETE 7/24/17 with last hit from RICHARD DINGMAN
Wills Railway Locomotives (1930) - I HAVE #'s 17 22 34 36 45 47 48
Wills Railway Engines Adhesive (1936) - I HAVE #'s 2 7 12 13 17 41 47 48
Wills Railway Equipment (1938) - I NEED#'s 7 11 29 30 33
Wills Speed - (Collecting only the train cards from this set) - I HAVE #'s 29 30 31 33 34 36
Gallaher Trains of the World (1937) - I NEED #'s 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 14 24 26 28 41 43 44
Churchman's Wonderful Railway Travel - I NEED #'s 1 7 10 11 12 20 21 22 24 29 30 34 35 41 42 43 46
Churchman's Empire Railways - I HAVE #'s 6 15 23 24 26 34 35 37
Schienen-Wunder (German) - I HAVE #'s 17 26 29 41 49 51 99 117 119 183 186 187 217 219 223 228 230 236 252 253 255 258 262 277 289
Senior Service Cigarettes (1938) - I HAVE 19 26 27 31 32 36 42
Turf Cigarettes British Railway Locomotives (1952) - COMPLETE 2/16/19 with last hit from LINDA & TIM FITAK
Turkish Trophies (1910)Fortune Series - Train Card
A & BC Railway Quiz (1958) - I NEED #'s 1 12 15 17
Godfrey Phillips This Mechanized Age - Have #19
Lambert & Butler World's Locomotives - Have #39
Leaf Cardo (1958) - I HAVE 20
G.P.Tea British Railways (1962) - I HAVE 2 4 15
Glengetie Tea Trains of the World - I HAVE 13
Glengetie Tea History of the Railways - I HAVE 26 27 28 29 30 50
Miranda 150 Years of Locomotives - I HAVE 28 45 46
Ogden's C Series I HAVE 102 106 107
Ogden's D Series I HAVE 39 82 83 111
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 issues, I would gladly give them a good home.
HEARTS OF MIDLOTHIAN
I was born and raised in Midlothian, Illinois, which is a south suburb of Chicago. Every year growing up, Midlothian held the Scottish Games, a tribute to the town in Scotland that our great village was named after. As a tribute to that tribute, I have added the Hearts of Midlothian futballers to the collection
1935 Mitchell Scottish Football Snaps - I HAVE: 31 (McCulloch)
1935 Wills Association Footballers - I HAVE: 45 (Walker)
1960/61 A&BC - I HAVE: Alex Young
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.
Blue - Complete with National 2015 hit by KEN MORGANTI
Red - Complete 12/27/12 with Tucson delivery from JEFF WHITWORTH
Yellow - Complete 3/12/15 with hit from WES SHEPARD
Green - Complete 4/30/16 with last card purchased at show
Orange - Complete 8/1/19 with last seven from SAL DOMINO
Star Wars Wonderbread - COMPLETE with last two from Taylor Schock 7/27/17
KISS: 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.
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: Complete with last two from John Stamper (10/20/20)
1966 Topps Red Bat: Complete with last three from John Stamper (2/22/14) Upgrade to VG needed for 2 4 9 10 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 25 30 31 32 33 36 42 43 44
1966 Topps Blue Bat: 4 6 12 15 17 22 24 27 28 31 35 36 37 39 40 41 43 44
1966 Topps Batman Riddler: 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 20 21 23 27 29 30 32 35 36 38
1966 Topps Batman Bat Laffs: 3 5 8 9 15 27 28 30 40 54
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.
Set COMPLETED 11/7/19 with final card from RICK LYONS.
1911 T69 Helmar Historic Homes
I have: Set is not numbered. Please email for list
1909 Hignett Bros - I HAVE - 15 21 25
I'm going to have to do some research and find sets that have Kentucky Derby winners. That's how this started for me - searching Derby, getting caught up in some cheap deals.
1889 N230 Kinney Brothers - I Have: St.Gatien & Harvester, Merry Hampton
1926 Ogdens Derby Entrants 1926 - I HAVE: 21
1929 Ogdens Derby Entrants 1929 - I HAVE: 34
1933 Ogdens Prominent Racehorses of 1933 - I HAVE: 24 35
1933 Player Derby and Grand National Winner - I NEED: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 15 18 20 21 23 24 27 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48
1933 Player Derby and Grand National Winners Transfers - COMPLETE
1934 Typhoo - I NEED: 2 3 4 5 7 9 16 19 21 23 24
1938 Gallaher Racing Scenes - I NEED -1 4 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
COMPLETED non-sport sets
1956 TOPPS US 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.
COMPLETE with final card of William Howard Taft from RICHARD DINGMAN 7/26/17
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
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
1981 Topps Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Arc
COMPLETE with final 53 cards from MIKE GLASSER 6/29/17