Greetings everyone, My name is Tim and I am new to SportsCardClub. I heard about the site while searching for others like it. I am glad to be a new member and look forward to discussing the sports trade business with others. I grew up collecting as a youth and have baseball, basketball and football cards from the 1980's and 90's. Many of them are in mint condition. My older ones magically disappeared while I was away at college. I collect more as a hobby than to trade and just like having the cards around. However, I do not collect baseball cards anymore. After the 1994 player's strike, I vowed never to buy another baseball card and have not. The one thing that I do continue to collect are old books and sports publications. I have two full shelves of sports books which go back as far as the late 1950's. I have publications that go back to the 1960's and include old "Street and Smith's" and "Peterson's" yearbooks. Most of the books were bought at used book sales or online while many of the magazines are ones that I kept or were given to me by my cousin. Like the cards, I do not collect for trade, I just like having the books around and being able to use them for reference from time to time. It's my way of getting away from all of the noise on ESPN.