We would like to introduce you to Bonin’s Briefs and Danny Bonin.
Bonin’s Briefs is my pursuit of collecting what I can of New Orleans area related memorabilia and sports cards. The site is divided into BB Blog, Want List and My Collection. BB Blog will have hopefully daily postings with information and tidbits on the players that I collect. The Want List is actually that. Items that I am looking to trade and/ purchase of players related to the New Orleans area sports scene. Last is My Collection. A pictorial of the items in my collection including sports cards, photographs and memorabilia.
I established Bonin’s Briefs in July 2015 so it will take some time to complete all the Want List and add the pictures from My Collection so check back on a regular basis to see that is new and check out BB Blog.
I started collecting sports cards in 1989. Over the years I would collect various players, teams, sets and items. I am an avid New Orleans Saints, Tulane University and Cleveland Indians Fan. Finally several years ago, beside collecting HOFer Andre Dawson, I decide to collect any professional player that graduated from a Greater New Orleans Area High School. This includes the Parishes (Counties to you other folks) of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington. I’ve since have expanded to collect any team with a New Orleans area connection, therefore, this included the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans both baseball and basketball, Tulane University, University of New Orleans and others. I also collect cards from the year of my birth – 1954 and any professional player with my last name of Bonin.
I also collect autographs of those that I collect. I research addresses for the various players and try to send out at least one request per day by mail. You can keep up with who I send my request to by following the Autograph Request Sent Today section of the BB Blog and who we receive responses from by following the Autograph Request Received Through Mail section in the BB Blog.
I stopped collecting cards after Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area in 2005 and started again in 2014. I purchase cards from local retail stores, eBay and other sources. What I don’t collect, I place on Sportlots to sell and/or trade. This is also where you can find my inventory for trading. You can trade with me directly here on my website or through The Trading Card Database.
I am an insurance adjuster by trade and add inventory to Sportlots as my time permits. I have close to 1,000,000 cards to add to Sportlots so it will take me some time to add all of my inventory. Unfortunately, after Hurricane Katrina, I combined all my cards to 5,000 count boxes to save on space with no thought of the future. So I have baseball, basketball, football and hockey all mixed together.
We hope you enjoy your visit across the site and hopefully we can trade or do business. If there is a player that I have not added that you want to see on the site, email me the information and I will try to add that person as soon as possible.
Happy Trading and Collecting!
Danny Bonin Jr
Archbishop Rummel High School – Class of 1972