Collector Finds Career He Can Finally Embrace

He was always a collector, but now Kevin Ivory is a retailer.  It’s a jump a lot of people say they’d love to make, but the Kitchener, Ontario resident made it happen thanks to a bit of desperation.  He’s also survived some trials and tribulations.

Before opening All Star Collectibles, which carries cards, autographs, memorabilia and other items, he spent time in a wide variety of other jobs.

Finally, he decided to turn his hobby into his business.  Three years later, he’s still at it, albeit at a different location.  The reason for that, too, is part of the saga that led him to where is is now.

The Record caught up with this small business owner to learn more about life behind the counter.