My name is Neil Castellano and I have been collecting Baseball Cards and Baseball related collectibles for over 35 years. I love the game of Baseball and the history, stats and pastime behind it.
I always wanted my own shop and when I was in my early 20's was a show promoter in New Jersey. But with work and school that was put on hold but still collected as much as I could. I collect who I like and cards that look good, this is a hobby and not a business, I am not looking for an alternative investment from this. If I like it and can afford it, I will buy or trade for it. If I can make a few dollars selling some items, I sure will so that I can keep my love of this hobby going. I enjoy meeting and getting to know others who have a love of the game of Baseball and collecting what represents it.
What I collect
I buy anything, but the below is what I collect
I collect everything Baseball related, some of my more sought after items are below.
Baseball cards as listed on my want pages
Vintage New York Mets collectibles
Mr. and Mrs. Met
Vintage Brooklyn Dodgers Collectibles
Pre 1985 TOPPS wax Wrappers
Pre 1985 TOPPS Display boxes
Pocket schedules (all teams)
Ticket stubs ( especially World Series)
Advertising/dealer ad sheets etc..
anything signed and certified
Unopened packs, cello, wax trays pre 85
***my son collects wwe items especially replica belts, sealed lego sets, older complete lego city sets with instructions, and vintage complete power rangers**
so I am opened to these as well
Purpose of website
I love this hobby, but have seen too many changes. Hobby shops are non existing, card shows are scarce and many old timers are not around. For those still in it for the love of the hobby, we need to stick together. Looking to build a hobby social group for all interested in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area at my friends shop on Staten Island. Mainly looking for a collectors day filled with traders, box breaks, share in cases, thoughts and ideas on hobby etc ... You can always contact me at the links on the bottom of these pages or simply email me at Bigtimecollector@aol.com
Where you can find me
I plan on setting up at local shows and will list places and dates when I can, but for now, I can be found at the below.
Website .... www.buyselltradebaseballcardsandmemorabilia.com
EBAY .... bbbuyselltrade
EBAY .... Conoversportscards1 and Conoversportscards2
Trading website .... Sportscardfun.com my username is bigtimecollector
Friends Hobby shop .. Mr. Lee's Sportscards at 7315 Amboy road, Staten Island, NY
Have something to sell?
If it has a baseball player, team, stadium or reference on it, I am interested, no item too small or no collection too big ........
Where are my New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania traders and collectors??
I am looking to formulate a collectors/traders group on Staten Island to meet up at a new local card shop for trading, buying.selling, share in box and case breaks, networking. Let us make this hobby what it once was and then more.