Friday, October 31, 2008

Hello and Welcome to my Collector's Corner Blog

My name is Michael and I am a collector of baseball cards and Matchbox Cars.

I have been a collector of baseball cards since I was a young child and over the years have accumulated a large collection of baseball card sets, my favorites are the Mickey Mantle cards.

For me, my biggest thrill was completing the 1965 Topps set. I had about half the set and in 1984, bought the 1965 Topps Mickey Mantle card. It took me about 2 more years to complete the set. Remember, this was pre internet/ebay! I not only completed my 1965 set, but many more sets and I still continue to collect and complete sets to this day.

In April 1988 I submitted a piece to Baseball Hobby News entitled, The Joy of Completing a Set One Card at a Time.

I wanted to share my journey with other baseball fans and collectors.

I started my Matchbox Car collecting after I decided to find duplicates of my original Matchbox Cars I had has a child, but in better condition with boxes.

Once that was done, I then started another journey of collecting vintage Matchbox Cars and newer cars that I find interesting. I am a big fan of Volkswagens and not only have a large collection of Matchbox VW's, but other brands as well. My Matchbox collection not only contains cars/trucks/planes, etc., but many vintage and newer Matchbox collectibles.

A Small Sample of some of my Matchbox Cars & other collectibles.