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

The Trader Speaks issues from the 1970’s.

Latest additions

Oct. 2021: several new T204’s with T.T.T. backs

July 2021: new A. Beck & Co. N403 “Yum Yum” Tobacco page with 2 cards

Feb. 2021: 4 additional N283 Buchner Defenders & Offenders

Jan. 2021: Jones, Keyser & Arras cabinet of Brown, rare 1888 S.F. Hess N338-1 California League player

Welcome to The Trader Speaks. This is a hobby site with 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 info on each set. The cards usually aren’t for sale, although some may be available for trade; you can always contact me via email. I’ve disallowed all commenting on the site due to spammers.

I started collecting when I was a kid in the late 70’s and I’ve been at it off and on ever since then. The oldest cards in my possession are a few T204’s that I’ve owned for more than 25 years. This site is named after a great hobby publication that ran from 1968 to 1983 (In Memoriam: Dan Dischley); the covers of several issues are shown above.

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, but it may take a few days. I’ve disabled comments on this site due to spamming, so email is the only way to contact me.

If you’d like to use images or text found here (for example, in eBay listings), I won’t complain but please credit this site. Thanks.