A Pictorial Almanac of Extinct Life from All Corners of the Earth

An Online Catalogue of Collectibles Featuring Extinct Life and Pop Culture Creatures

Fiction Novels Featuring Prehistoric Animals, Mutant Beasts & Primeval Man

Baseball cards of the inductees into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

An introduction to The Dinosaur Fan website and a few tidbits about its author along with some statistics regarding what information is available

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The Dinosaur Fan is a virtual extinct life collectibles encyclopedia. The purpose of this website is to provide images and summary information about extinct life collectibles in a fun and interesting fashion. At its highest level, this site about three things:


  • Collecting: this site attempts to serve as a virtual digest for anyone curious about collectibles relating to extinct life by providing photos, checklists, and summary information about a variety of ephemera (i.e., paper items) which include these long-gone creatures.

    As of 10/17/2021, The Dinosaur Fan encompasses 2,814 sets which include 121,430 individual items such as cards, stickers, POGS, and albums.


  • Extinct Life: providing images and summary information about the extinct life forms shown on the various collectibles contained in this site.

    As of 10/17/2021, The Dinosaur Fan encompasses 1,320 genera which appear on collectibles (e.g., cards, stickers, POGS).



  • Fun: I created this website as way to share my passion for extinct life and collecting. I enjoy the trials of the database work, the challenges of building the webpages, and most of all the perpetual hunt to find previously omitted collectibles. I hope you have as much fun browsing The Dinosaur Fan and I do maintaining it.


"Dinosaurs on the brain?
Well as a matter of fact, I have the same problem."
                                                     (Professor Grant, Jurassic Park)


The Dinosaur Fan - Published Articles & Card Set
Paper Trackways: My hunt for prehistoric paper collectibles Paper Trackways: My hunt for prehistoric paper collectibles Article by me providing an introduction to dinosaur cards from every inhabited continent of the World. Prehistoric Times #124 (Winter 2018), Pages 56 -58
2015 Monsterwax Dinosaur Galaxy Card Set 2015 Monsterwax Dinosaur Galaxy Card Set Card text written by me for the Dinosaur Galaxy base set, the Dino-motion Lenticular subset, the Majestic Megafauna subset, and the Liquid Leviathans Fold-out Index sheet Monsterwax (www.monsterwax.com)
Trackways of the Terrible Lizards Trackways of the Terrible Lizards Cover article by me introducing dinosaur card collecting with examples from various countries The Wrapper #190 (Oct. 1 – Nov. 15, 2002), Pages 12-14
Dino-mite Site Dino-mite Site Non-Sport Internet Shrines by Scott Thomas which highlights cool Non-Sport card Internet fan sites including The Dinosaur Fan Non-Sport Update Vol. 13, No. 1 (February/March 2002), Pages 34 & 40