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 pictorial encyclopedia and non-sports collectibles digest. The purpose of this website is to provide images and summary information about extinct life in a fun and interesting fashion. At its highest level, this site about four things:

  • Extinct Life: providing images, photos of collectibles, and summary information about extinct life forms so that anyone of any age can see what these extinct creatures may have looked like. This section of The Dinosaur Fan serves as a virtual roll call of extinct life ranging from microscopic critters to the legionary dinosaurs.

    As of 10/18/2020, The Dinosaur Fan encompasses 74,516 genera with 161,928 related species.


  • Collecting: providing photos, checklists, and summary information about a variety of ephemera (i.e., paper items) which include extinct life. This section of The Dinosaur Fan serves as a virtual digest for anyone curious about collectibles relating to extinct life.

    As of 10/18/2020, The Dinosaur Fan encompasses 2,746 sets which include 110,032 individual items such as cards, stickers, POGS, and albums.


  • 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 life forms, life form images, and/or collectibles. I hope you have as much fun browsing The Dinosaur Fan and I do maintaining it.

  • Baseball: providing images, photos of collectibles, and summary information pertaining to the members of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. This section of The Dinosaur Fan is, of course, totally irrelevant to the rest of the site. It’s a guilty pleasure for an old man whose love of baseball and baseball card collecting never really became extinct.

    As of 10/18/2020, The Dinosaur Fan includes pictures of 333 of the 333 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with images of 188 baseball cards and related ephemera.


  • As of 10/18/2020, The Dinosaur Fan includes 6 images (pictures, baseball cards, and related ephemera) of 4 players whose MLB career may warrant membership into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

"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