Issues of The Trader Speaks from Aug. 1975, Nov. 1978, and Sept. 1979.

The Trader Speaks issues from the 1970’s.

Latest additions

Oct. 2018: 5 more N174 Old Judge “Celebrities and Prizefighters”, all boxers.

August 2018: new page for Cameo Pepsin Gum baseball pins (PE4)

July 2018: Plow Boy cabinets of Ginger Beaumont and King Cole (Cubs)


Welcome to The Trader Speaks. This hobby site has images and descriptions of most of my pre-WWI vintage baseball, boxing, and 19th-century non-sport cards. Click on the menu options to view more info on each set. The cards generally aren’t for sale, although some may be available for trade. Some of the gallery pages have a lot of images and may take a few seconds to load, depending on your connection.

I started collecting when I was a kid in the late 70’s and have been at it off and (mostly) on since then. The oldest cards in my possession are a few T204’s that I’ve owned for more than 25 years. This site was previously known as, but I renamed it in 2015 after a great hobby publication that ran from 1968 to 1983; the covers from several issues are shown below.

You can always contact me with any questions or comments or if you’ve got something good you might want to sell. I usually respond quickly.

If you want to use images found here elsewhere, I won’t squawk, but please credit this site. Thanks.