So... on the night of May 9, 2015, I watched Dick Tracy and wrote a review. Then I thought, "Wait, did I used to collect trading cards for that movie?" And I'm fairly sure I did, though I had completely forgotten about it. (So I went and edited that into my review.) Then I thought, "I should try to remember all the cards I used to collect, and make a list. For nostalgia!" So, the next day, I did just that. (And I later made some edits to this list.) Now, this is mainly supposed to be about normal trading cards, but I can also list other things here. (Not playing cards, though. They get a separate page.) There are probably some things I'm forgetting, including cards I may have collected from various shows or movies, as well as random cards people may have just given me even though I wasn't collecting whatever series they were a part of. But here, at least, are the things I'm fairly sure I collected.
A set of trading cards based on the TV series ALF. I don't think I actually collected this set at all, and in fact I don't remember if I ever owned any of the cards myself. The only ones I remember at all were the Bouillabaseball cards, which were actually bonus cards. I think maybe my dad had a set either of the ALF cards or just the Bouillabaseball cards. I feel like he might have given them to me at some point, or... not. Either way, I at least saw them. And now I don't have them, which is a shame. Because I always liked that pun.
Back to the Future II
A set of trading cards (with bubble gum) from the 1989 movie. I have no idea whether I ever had the whole set, but I don't think I have any of them anymore. Which is a shame.
Bo Knows Bart
A single card featuring Bo Jackson and Bart Simpson. I must have bought it at a flea market in the early 90s. I'm sure I still have it somewhere, but I'm not sure where.
DC Cosmic Cards
This is a set of trading cards from 1991, which I definitely bought at a flea market sometime in the 90s. I still have it, luckily.
A set of trading cards from 1991, based on the Gulf War. In retrospect, I don't remember why I even wanted to collect these, but I did. I don't have them anymore.
A set of trading cards from the 1990 movie. I have no idea whether I ever had the whole set, but I don't seem to have any of them anymore.
Justice League Post cereal cards
A set of seven trading cards from 2004, a tie-in to the cartoon Justice League, which were found in various Post cereals. I thought I had all of them, but right now I seem to be missing Green Lantern (though I do have a few duplicates of other characters). So... maybe I never did get that one. Oh well.
I don't exactly remember collecting any Marvel cards, but I may have. I think it's more likely that I bought a set or two at some flea market. I definitely have Marvel Universe series II (from 1991) and series III (1992). (But maybe I didn't buy sets, because upon closer inspection, I'm missing at least a few cards.) I thought I might have had some other sets, like Marvel Masterpieces (1994), but apparently not.
Movie Stars Encyclopedia
These were cards that measure about 7 inches by almost 6 inches. Each one has a picture of a movie star on the front, with info about them and their movies on the back. A mail-order subscription thing from probably the early 90s. I might still have the binder somewhere with a bunch of cards in it, but I'm not sure. I do at least have a few of the cards saved in a folder, though.
Star Trek 25th Anniversary series 1 and series 2
Two sets of trading cards from 1991, both of which mix Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I have the full sets, in a binder specifically made for them. I don't remember collecting them, in fact I don't remember exactly how I acquired them, whether it was at a flea market or a store or a mail-order thing or they were a gift, or what. But anyway, I'm glad I've got them.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
A set of ST:TNG trading cards from 1992. I don't remember where I got them. But I have all of them except the hologram cards.
Star Trek Master Series - part 1
A set of trading cards from 1993, mixing Star Trek and ST:TNG. Again, I don't remember how I acquired them. But I have all the regular cards, and two of the spectra cards.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One
A set of trading cards from 1994. I still have this complete set, which I believe I won from a local TV station as part of some contest they ran when the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation ended. (It's possible I got any or all of the preceding Star Trek sets from the same contest, but this is the only one I'm sure I got that way.)
Super Stars MusiCards
A set of trading cards from 1991. I'm sure I collected a ton of these, and later decided to just keep a few and get rid of the rest. But now I don't seem to even have the few that I thought I'd kept, anymore. (Update: I did eventually find one card, of Belinda Carlisle.)
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
Not trading cards, but a set of CCG cards (from 1995) based on White Wolf's "Vampire: The Masquerade" RPG. I've never actually played this game, but I still have the deck of cards (unlike any other CCGs I ever had, which I've since gotten rid of), because... it's just a really cool universe that I've always wanted to get into.
Wheels and Wings
These were cards that were each about the size of a full-size notebook page. Each one would have a picture of a vehicle on the front, with some basic info, and more detailed info on the back. A mail-order subscription from the early 90s. I still have the binder and a number of the cards, though probably not all the cards I used to have. And the set isn't in great shape anymore, because it's been left out in the garage or something, at some point.
"Islandberry" (2006) from the NeoPets TCG. I must have gotten this in a box of cereal. I'm a fan of the Neopets website, but I've never actually collected any trading cards.
Techo-mage (1996) from a TCG called Killer Instinct. A friend must have given this to me because I use the handle "teknomage" on some websites (for reasons having nothing to do with this game).
Vampirella (1997). This was an insert in Wizard magazine, I guess. I expect it was probably given to me by the same friend who gave me the techno-mage card. (I suspect he may have given me other cards that I don't have anymore, or just misplaced. But I don't remember.)