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