SpColl 17: Trading Cards - Sports

Scope and Content

The sport trading card collection consists of over 10,500 pieces, with representative subjects from all major American sports, ranging from auto racing to football. The trading card collection is mostly built from donations from individual collectors. Its strength lies primarily in its extensive football card collection, which alone boasts over 4,800 pieces; also strong is the baseball card collection, which has over 3,300 pieces.

The collection is divided by sport, and each sport is organized by year (earliest to latest, followed by miscellaneous and undated), then alphabetically by manufacturer. Within each sub-category, the individual cards are arranged in publisher-assigned number order.

Below is the inventory for this collection.  Simply click on the category you wish to see for detailed holdings.

Finding aid compiled by Mike S. DuBose, August 2000.
Updated by Mike S. DuBose, August 2002.
Revised and updated by Stefanie Hunker, May 2011.

Inventory

Baseball, 1951 Bowman-1954 Topps
Year Publisher
1951 Bowman
1952 Bowman
1952 Topps
1953 Bowman
1953 RedMan [***in oversize]
1954 Bowman
1954 Topps
Baseball, 1955 Topps - 1960 Topps
Year Publisher
1954 Red Man [***in oversize]
1955 Topps
1956 Topps
1957 Topps
1958 Topps
1959 Topps
1960 Fleer
1960 Scoops
1960 Sports Novelties
1960 Topps
Baseball, 1961 Fleer - 1972 Topps posters
Year Publisher
1961 Fleer
1961 Post Star Card
1961 Topps
1962 Post
1962 Topps
1962 Topps stamps
1963 Fleer
1963 Post
1963 Topps
1965 Topps
1966 Topps
1967 Topps
1968 Fleer Historical
1968 Official Baseball Quiz
1968 Topps
1969 Topps
1970 Topps
1971 Topps
1971 Topps hotmats [***in oversize]
1972 Topps
1972 Topps posters
Baseball, 1972 Xograph - 1979 Topps
Year Publisher
1972 Xograph
1973 Topps
1974 Topps
1977 Topps
1978 Topps
1979 Topps
Baseball, 1980 Topps - 1982 Topps
Year Publisher
1980 Topps
1981 Topps
1982 Donruss
1982 Donruss Diamond Kings
1982 Fleer
1982 Topps
1982 Topps Baseball Sticker Album [***in oversize]
Baseball, 1983 Donruss - 1992 Score Superstar
Year Publisher
1983 Donruss
1983 Drake Bakeries/Topps
1983 Topps
1983 Kellogg's 3-D Superstars
1984 Donruss
1984 Fleer
1985 Drake Bakeries/Topps
1985 Topps
1985 Topps All-Star Set
1986 Donruss
1986 Fleer
1986 Kay Bee
1986 Topps
1986 Topps Minis
1987 Burger King All-Pro 2nd Edition Series
1987 Donruss
1987 Drake's Bakeries
1987 Fleer
1987 Topps
1987 Topps All-Star Set
1987 Topps Minis
1987 Toys R Us Collectors' Edition
1988 Donruss
1988 Donruss Diamond Kings
1988 Fleer
1988 Kay Bee/Topps Superstars of Baseball
1988 Score
1988 Score Great Moments in Baseball
1988 Topps
1988 Toys R Us/Topps Collector's Edition
1989 Ames/Topps 20/20 Club
1989 Donruss
1989 Donruss Diamond Kings
1989 Fleer
1989 J.J. Nissen
1989 Diamond King Puzzle-Carl Yastrzemski
1989 Score
1989 Score-A Year to Remember
1989 Topps
1989 Toys R Us/Topps Collectors' Edition
1989 Upper Deck
1990 Donruss
1990 Fleer
1990 Fleer Action
1990 Leaf
1990 Score
1990 Topps
1991 Donruss
1991 Score
1991 Sporting News Publishing Co.
1991 Topps
1991 Upper Deck
1992 Donruss
1992 Fleer-The Performer Collection
1992 Fleer Pro Cards-Clearwater Phillies
Baseball, 1992 Topps Stadium Club - miscellaneous, no dates
Year Publisher
1992 Score
1992 Score Superstar
1992 Topps Stadium Club
1993 Fleer
1993 Hostess
1993 Upper Deck
1994 Fleer Ultra
1994 O-Pee-Chee
1995 Select
1995 Tombstone
1996 Topps
2000 Pacific
2001 Upper Deck/Ritz/Oreo
2008 Topps
n.d. Baseball's All Time Greats
n.d. Jacob E. Daubert [***in oversize]
n.d. Walter Evers [***in oversize]
n.d. logo cards
n.d. 100th Anniversary iron-ons
n.d. Topps - Cleon Jones sheet (18 cm X 13 cm) [***in oversize]
n.d. Delphi Bradex Legends of Baseball
n.d. Topps - Johnny Bench sheet (25 cm X 22 cm) [***in oversize]
n.d. Pacifica Senior Professional Baseball logo stickers
n.d. Stadiums
n.d. Bob Usher picture print [***in oversize]
Miscellaneous, other cards, patches, stickers, various sizes
Basketball
Year Publisher
n.d. All-American Basketball
1969 Topps
1970 Topps
1989 NBA
1990 Skybox series II
1991 Fleer basketball card sheet booklet [***in oversize]
1992-1993 Fleer series II
1992-1993 Fleer/Kroger card sheet [***in oversize]
1992-1993 Kodak Gold/Fleer basketball card sheet [***in oversize]
1993 Fleer Sharp Shooter
1993 Skybox
1993 Topps
1993-1994 Fleer
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice - Blueprint for Success
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice - 1994 Draft Class
1994 Upper Deck - MJ Decade of Dominance
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice
1996 Classic/Sears - Legends of the Final Four
Boxing; olympic; racing; soccer; tennis; wrestling; miscellaneous sports
Year Publisher
Boxing
n.d. Boxing Champions
n.d. Boxing cards [***in oversize]
Olympic
1988 Impel-U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
n.d. Collection des Chewing Gum-"OLYMPIAD" [French] [***in oversize]
Soccer
n.d. A&BC
n.d. Esso Book of Squelchers
n.d. The Great Stars of Football [***in oversize]
1971 Lyons Maid Soccer Stars
n.d. Smash-My Favorite Soccer Stars
n.d. World Cup Stars
n.d. miscellaneous soccer players
Racing
1993 K Mart/Texaco Havoline
1994 K Mart/Texaco Havoline
2000 Action 2000
2000 Cup Quest 2000
2003 Home Depot/Action
n.d. Allen & Gunter's Cigarette Cards-Racing Colors of the World
n.d. Fleer Drag Champs
n.d. Stove Top Racing
Tennis
1996 Blitz-ATP Tour Card (in box)
Wrestling
1987 Topps-WWF
1991 Classic--WWF
1991 Impel-WCW
n.d. Pro Rasslin' [***in oversize]
n.d. Wrestling Champions
n.d. Wrestling misc.
Miscellaneous sport
miscellaneous cards/stickers/stamps [***in oversize]
Football, 1954 Bowman - 1967 Topps
Year Publisher
1954 Bowman
1955 Bowman
1955 Topps All-American
1956 Topps
1957 Topps
1959 Topps
1960 Fleer
1960 Topps
1961 Fleer
1961 Topps
1963 Topps
1965 Philadelphia
1966 Topps
1967 Philadelphia
1967 Topps
Football, 1968 Topps - 1971 Topps
Year Publisher
1968 Topps
1969 Topps
1970 Topps
1971 Topps
Football, 1972 Topps - 1986 Topps
Year Publisher
1972 Topps
1973 Topps
1975 Topps
1978 Topps
1980 Topps
1981 Topps
1982 Topps Football Sticker Album (partially filled) [***in oversize]
1983 Topps
1984 Topps
1985 Topps
1985 Topps-USFL
1986 Topps
Football, 1987 Topps - 1988 Topps
Year Publisher
1987 Topps
1988 Topps
Football, 1989 Pro Set - 1990 Action-Packed
Year Publisher
1989 Proset
1989 Topps
1989 Score
1990 Action-Packed
 Football, 1990 Action-Packed All-Madden - 1990 Pro Set
Year Publisher
1990 Action-Packed All-Madden
1990 Fleer
1990 Pro Set
Football, 1990 - 1991 Action-Packed All-Madden
Year Publisher
1990 Score
1990 Topps
1990 Wild Card
1991 Action-Packed football preview card  [***in oversize]
1991 Action-Packed
1991 Action-Packed All-Madden
Year Publisher
1990 Score
1990 Topps
1990 Wild Card
1991 Action-Packed football preview card  [***in oversize]
1991 Action-Packed
1991 Action-Packed All-Madden
Football, 1991 Fleer - 1991 Wild Card
Year Publisher
1991 Fleer
1991 Fleer Ultra
1991 Pinnacle
1991 Pro Set
1991 Pro Set Platinum
1991 Topps
1991 Topps Stadium Club
1991 Upper Deck
1991 Wild Card
Football, 1992 Action-Packed Hi-Pro Marketing - miscellaneous, no dates
Year Publisher
1992 Action-Packed Hi-Pro Marketing
1992 ComicBall IV Comic Bowl (Upper Deck, 2 albums)
1992 Fleer
1992 Gameday [***in oversize]
1992 Pro Set
1992 Proline/Mobil
1992 Score
1992 Upper Deck
1992 Wild Card
1992 Wild Card - World League of American Football (WLAF)
1994 Coca Cola - Monsters of the Gridiron
1997 Collector's Edge
1998 Collector's Edge - 1st Place
1998 Collector's Edge - First Quarter
1999 Collector's Edge - First Quarter
1999 Collector's Edge - Millenium Collection
1999 Collector's Edge - Rookie
1999 Collector's Edge - Supreme
n.d. head punch-outs
2000 Topps
n.d. Topps minicards and albums
n.d. Topps pinups
n.d. Topps miniposters
n.d. Football's All Time Greats
Miscellaneous football cards
Miscellaneous card packages
Hockey
Year Publisher
1970 Topps
1978 O-Pee_Chee
1989 O-Pee-Chee
1991 O-Pee-Chee
1991 Pinnacle
1991 Proset
1991 Proset Platinum
1991 Score
1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier
1993 Leaf
1993 O-Pee-Chee Premier
1993 Pinnacle hockey sample sheet [***in oversize]
1993 Topps Stadium Club
1996 NHL Today - Creative Education - 5 [***in oversize]
n.d. Detroit News Collectors Cards - Red Wings hockey [***in oversize]
PGA Golf
Year Publisher
1991 Proset/PGA Tour Partners - Special Inaugural Set (complete, in box)
1991 Proset/PGA Tour Partners - 1991 PGA Tour Set (complete, in box)
Oversize (cards, sheets, picture prints, etc.)
Year Publisher
1953 Red Man cards - 2
1954 Red Man cards - 3
1971 Topps hotmats - 11
1982 Topps Baseball Sticker Album (partially filled)
1982 Topps Football Sticker Album (partially filled)
1991 Fleer basketball card sheet booklet
1991 Action-Packed football preview card
1992 Gameday - football - 117 cards
1992-1993 Kodak Gold/Fleer basketball card sheet
1992-1992 Kroger/Fleer basketball card sheet
1993 Pinnacle hockey sample sheet
1996 NHL Today - Creative Education - 8
assorted miscellaneous cards/stickers/stamps (in envelope)
n.d. Bob Usher picture print
n.d. boxing cards (in envelope)
n.d. Collection des Chewing-Gum "OLYMPIAD" [French] - 13
n.d. Detroit News Collectors Cards - Red Wings hockey - 6 large sheets
n.d. Empire Pencil Company Lam-in-ate for baseball cards (complete package)
n.d. Great Stars of Football - 5
n.d. Hocus Pocus Photo Album - miscellaneous (partially filled)
n.d. Jacob E. Daubert baseball card
n.d. Pro Rasslin' (in envelope)
n.d. Topps - Cleon Jones sheet (18 cm x 13 cm)
n.d. Topps - Johnny Bench sheet (25 cm x 22 cm)
n.d. Walter Evers baseball card