Browne Popular Culture Library

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 are the basic categories, however, to find detailed holdings, scroll down the page.

  1. Baseball, 1951 Bowman - 1954 Topps
  2. Baseball, 1955 Topps - 1960 Topps
  3. Baseball, 1961 Fleer - 1972 Topps posters
  4. Baseball, 1972 Xograph - 1979 Topps
  5. Baseball, 1980 Topps - 1982 Topps
  6. Baseball, 1983 Donruss - 1992 Score Superstar
  7. Baseball, 1992 - Topps Stadium Club - miscellaneous, no dates
  8. Basketball
  9. Boxing; olympic; racing; soccer; tennis; wrestling; miscellaneous sports
  10. Football, 1954 Bowman - 1967 Topps
  11. Football, 1968 Topps - 1971 Topps
  12. Football, 1972 Topps - 1986 Topps
  13. Football, 1987 Topps - 1988 Topps
  14. Football, 1989 Pro Set - 1990 Action-Packed
  15. Football, 1990 Action-Packed All-Madden - 1990 Pro Set
  16. Football, 1990 Score - 1991 Action-Packed All-Madden
  17. Football, 1991 Fleer - 1991 Wild Card
  18. Football, 1992 Action - Packed Hi-Pro Marketing - miscellaneous, no dates
  19. Hockey
  20. PGA Golf
  21. Oversize

Inventory

 Baseball, 1951 Bowman-1954 Topps
YearPublisher
1951Bowman
1952Bowman
1952Topps
1953Bowman
1953RedMan [***in oversize]
1954Bowman
1954Topps
  Baseball, 1955 Topps - 1960 Topps
YearPublisher
1954Red Man [***in oversize]
1955Topps
1956Topps
1957Topps
1958Topps
1959Topps
1960Fleer
1960Scoops
1960Sports Novelties
1960Topps
 Baseball, 1961 Fleer - 1972 Topps posters
YearPublisher
1961Fleer
1961Post Star Card
1961Topps
1962Post
1962Topps
1962Topps stamps
1963Fleer
1963Post
1963Topps
1965Topps
1966Topps
1967Topps
1968Fleer Historical
1968Official Baseball Quiz
1968Topps
1969Topps
1970Topps
1971Topps
1971Topps hotmats [***in oversize]
1972Topps
1972Topps posters
  Baseball, 1972 Xograph - 1979 Topps
YearPublisher
1972Xograph
1973Topps
1974Topps
1977Topps
1978Topps
1979Topps
 Baseball, 1980 Topps - 1982 Topps
YearPublisher
1980Topps
1981Topps
1982Donruss
1982Donruss Diamond Kings
1982Fleer
1982Topps
1982Topps Baseball Sticker Album [***in oversize]
 Baseball, 1983 Donruss - 1992 Score Superstar
YearPublisher
1983Donruss
1983Drake Bakeries/Topps
1983Topps
1983Kellogg's 3-D Superstars
1984Donruss
1984Fleer
1985Drake Bakeries/Topps
1985Topps
1985Topps All-Star Set
1986Donruss
1986Fleer
1986Kay Bee
1986Topps
1986Topps Minis
1987Burger King All-Pro 2nd Edition Series
1987Donruss
1987Drake's Bakeries
1987Fleer
1987Topps
1987Topps All-Star Set
1987Topps Minis
1987Toys R Us Collectors' Edition
1988Donruss
1988Donruss Diamond Kings
1988Fleer
1988Kay Bee/Topps Superstars of Baseball
1988Score
1988Score Great Moments in Baseball
1988Topps
1988Toys R Us/Topps Collector's Edition
1989Ames/Topps 20/20 Club
1989Donruss
1989Donruss Diamond Kings
1989Fleer
1989J.J. Nissen
1989Diamond King Puzzle-Carl Yastrzemski
1989Score
1989Score-A Year to Remember
1989Topps
1989Toys R Us/Topps Collectors' Edition
1989Upper Deck
1990Donruss
1990Fleer
1990Fleer Action
1990Leaf
1990Score
1990Topps
1991Donruss
1991Score
1991Sporting News Publishing Co.
1991Topps
1991Upper Deck
1992Donruss
1992Fleer-The Performer Collection
1992Fleer Pro Cards-Clearwater Phillies
 Baseball, 1992 Topps Stadium Club - miscellaneous, no dates
YearPublisher
1992Score
1992Score Superstar
1992Topps Stadium Club
1993Fleer
1993Hostess
1993Upper Deck
1994Fleer Ultra
1994O-Pee-Chee
1995Select
1995Tombstone
1996Topps
2000Pacific
2001Upper Deck/Ritz/Oreo
2008Topps
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
YearPublisher
n.d.All-American Basketball
1969Topps
1970Topps
1989NBA
1990Skybox series II
1991Fleer basketball card sheet booklet [***in oversize]
1992-1993Fleer series II
1992-1993Fleer/Kroger card sheet [***in oversize]
1992-1993Kodak Gold/Fleer basketball card sheet [***in oversize]
1993Fleer Sharp Shooter
1993Skybox
1993Topps
1993-1994Fleer
1994Upper Deck Collector's Choice - Blueprint for Success
1994Upper Deck Collector's Choice - 1994 Draft Class
1994Upper Deck - MJ Decade of Dominance
1994Upper Deck Collector's Choice
1996Classic/Sears - Legends of the Final Four
 Boxing; olympic; racing; soccer; tennis; wrestling; miscellaneous sports
YearPublisher
Boxing
n.d.Boxing Champions
n.d.Boxing cards [***in oversize]
Olympic
1988Impel-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]
1971Lyons Maid Soccer Stars
n.d.Smash-My Favorite Soccer Stars
n.d.WorId Cup Stars
n.d.miscellaneous soccer players
Racing
1993K MartlTexaco Havoline
1994K Mart/Texaco Havoline
2000Action 2000
2000Cup Quest 2000
2003Home Depot/Action
n.d.Allen & Gunter's Cigarette Cards-Racing Colors ofthe World
n.d.Fleer Drag Champs
n.d.Stove Top Racing
Tennis
1996Blitz-ATP Tour Card (in box)
Wrestling
1987Topps-WWF
1991Classic--WWF
1991Impel-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
YearPublisher
1954Bowman
1955Bowman
1955Topps All-American
1956Topps
1957Topps
1959Topps
1960Fleer
1960Topps
1961Fleer
1961Topps
1963Topps
1965Philadelphia
1966Topps
1967Philadelphia
1967Topps
 Football, 1968 Topps - 1971 Topps
YearPublisher
1968Topps
1969Topps
1970Topps
1971Topps
 Football, 1972 Topps - 1986 Topps
YearPublisher
1972Topps
1973Topps
1975Topps
1978Topps
1980Topps
1981Topps
1982Topps Football Sticker Album (partially filled) [***in oversize]
1983Topps
1984Topps
1985Topps
1985Topps-USFL
1986Topps
 Football, 1987 Topps - 1988 Topps
YearPublisher
1987Topps
1988Topps
 Football, 1989 Pro Set - 1990 Action-Packed
YearPublisher
1989Proset
1989Topps
1989Score
1990Action-Packed
 Football, 1990 Action-Packed All-Madden - 1990 Pro Set
YearPublisher
1990Action-Packed All-Madden
1990Fleer
1990Pro Set
 Football, 1990 - 1991 Action-Packed All-Madden
YearPublisher
1990Score
1990Topps
1990Wild Card
1991Action-Packed football preview card  [***in oversize]
1991Action-Packed
1991Action-Packed All-Madden
 Football, 1991 Fleer - 1991 Wild Card
YearPublisher
1991Fleer
1991Fleer Ultra
1991Pinnacle
1991Pro Set
1991Pro Set Platinum
1991Topps
1991Topps Stadium Club
1991Upper Deck
1991Wild Card
 Football, 1992 Action-Packed Hi-Pro Marketing - miscellaneous, no dates
YearPublisher
1992Action-Packed Hi-Pro Marketing
1992ComicBall IV Comic Bowl (Upper Deck, 2 albums)
1992Fleer
1992Gameday [***in oversize]
1992Pro Set
1992Proline/Mobil
1992Score
1992Upper Deck
1992Wild Card
1992Wild Card - World League of American Football (WLAF)
1994Coca Cola - Monsters of the Gridiron
1997Collector's Edge
1998Collector's Edge - 1st Place
1998Collector's Edge - First Quarter
1999Collector's Edge - First Quarter
1999Collector's Edge - Millenium Collection
1999Collector's Edge - Rookie
1999Collector's Edge - Supreme
n.d.head punch-outs
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
YearPublisher
1970Topps
1989O-Pee-Chee
1991O-Pee-Chee
1991Pinnacle
1991Proset
1991Proset Platinum
1991Score
1992O-Pee-Chee Premier
1993Leaf
1993O-Pee-Chee Premier
1993Pinnacle hockey sample sheet [***in oversize]
1993Topps Stadium Club
1996NHL Today - Creative Education - 5 [***in oversize]
n.d.Detroit News Collectors Cards - Red Wings hockey [***in oversize]
 PGA Golf
YearPublisher
1991Proset/PGA Tour Partners - Special Inaugural Set (complete, in box)
1991Proset/PGA Tour Partners - 1991 PGA Tour Set (complete, in box)
 Oversize (cards, sheets, picture prints, etc.)
YearPublisher
1953Red Man cards - 2
1954Red Man cards - 3
1971Topps hotmats - 11
1982Topps Baseball Sticker Album (partially filled)
1982Topps Football Sticker Album (partially filled)
1991Fleer basketball card sheet booklet
1991Action-Packed football preview card
1992Gameday - football - 117 cards
1992-1993Kodak Gold/Fleer basketball card sheet
1992-1992Kroger/Fleer basketball card sheet
1993Pinnacle hockey sample sheet
1996NHL Today - Creative Education - 8
assortedmiscellaneous 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

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