Albany Shop Owners Keep Business Family Oriented

Just about everyone thought they could make a living selling baseball cards in 1990.  And for awhile, it was almost true.

Everything sold.

Not every experience with a dealer was a positive one, though.  And that’s why two women from Albany, Georgia decided they could do it better–or at least be more fair.

Gladys Dollar and Nicki StephensGladys Dollar and Nicki Stephens wound up as business partners in a business now known as Comic and Cards Inc.  They started small, but in a few years, the business was successful.

The market isn’t quite as hot as it once may have been, but having a diverse inventory helps and so does being the only game in town.  They’ve outlasted those other dealers by keeping their business family-centered, encouraging parents to start collecting so the kids will follow.

The rise of a big time prospect who hails from the area has helped heat up this year’s card sales.  Read the story of a successful small card shop in the Albany Herald.