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Online Generosity Nets Young Collector a Windfall


A young collector’s trip to a card shop turned into a frenzy of box breaks thanks to some generous viewers.

Philadelphia Area Card Shop a Family Affair

Swamilees Sports Cards

You’re liable to find more than one Goldinger family member helping out at Swamilee’s Sportscards–and if you come on a certain Sunday, they’ll feed you too.

Ramblings: PA Shop Owner Still Going After 24 Years

Warren Wolk

Rich Klein catches up with Warren Wolk, whose All-Star Collectibles is a long-running hobby success story–but it’s not all they sell.

Ohio Shop Owner Found Shot to Death

Akron OH

Akron, OH police are investigating after Patrick Feeney, who ran Bernie’s Sports Cards and Collectibles, was found shot with his hands tied behind his back.

Ramblings: Things to Think About Before You Open a Shop

Triple Cards Plano Texas

A reader’s question has Rich K listing a few things to keep in mind before opening a sports card shop.

Dallas Card Shop Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Nicks Sports Cards

Quitting the corporate world and moving to Texas worked out just fine for one Texas shop owner, who has persevered through many changes in the hobby.

San Diego Shops Busy With Tony Gwynn Fans

Tony Gwynn

Gone far too soon, Tony Gwynn was a hometown boy made good and in San Diego, fans have come to local shops looking to bring home a memory.

New Omaha Shop Has Sports Bar Feel


No beer, but you might feel like you’ve walked into really nice Cheers when you enter a new Omaha sports card shop.

Editor’s Blog: Boring Shops Somehow Keep Doors Open

monster boxes

Running a sports card shop in a smaller city may sound like fun but for some it would seem like there’s got to be a more efficient way.

Super Bowl Bet in the Cards for Shop Owners in Colorado, Washington

Super Bowl 48

A friendly Super Bowl bet between two sports card shop owners, one in Broncos country and the other in Seahawks territory, means good things for charity.

Luring Regulars, Tourists Part of Doing Business for Orlando Shop

Inside Orlando Sportscards

The hours are long but Kendall Loyd of Orlando Sportscards doesn’t regret trading in his stockbroker suit to sell cards.

Former Employee Could Face Attempted Murder Charge in Cooperstown Case

Barry Renert/Photo from Richmond, VA Police

Prosecutors now believe Barry Renert was trying to do more than scare the owner of a Cooperstown memorabilia shop.

Winnipeg Shop Celebrates First Year in Business

Shop owner Mike Bergmann with former Winnipeg Blue Bombers' QB Buck Pierce.

Lower Level Sports Cards, located on the bottom floor of a building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a labor of love for shop owner Mike Bergmann.

Rich’s Ramblings: Putting Some Shine in Your Shop

sports card supplies

How do avoid your sports card shop business turning stale? Rich Klein has a few ideas.

Ramblings: Remembering the $12 Nolan Ryan Rookie Incident

Topps Nolan Ryan rookie card

More than 20 years ago, a young man hoodwinked a card shop out of a $1200 Nolan Ryan rookie thanks to a clerk who didn’t know any better.

What’s Hot In The ‘Almost Old Enough To Drink’ Card Shop

Mikes Stadium Sportscards

What’s hot in the shop this week? How about perseverance? On its 20th birthday, Mike Fruitman looks a good natured look back at how his Denver area sports card shop has survived the hobby’s ups and downs.

Experts Offer Help for Another Dealer Losing Business to NHL Lockout

Andrew Goldfarb or AJ Sportsworld

What can you do to boost business when the players aren’t playing? Some business pros offer advice to one shop hit hard by the NHL lockout.

Chicago Area Business Grew from Personal Collection


From one man’s card collection has grown three Chicago area sports card and memorabilia shops.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Football, Hoops

Cam Newton auto

What’s hot in sports card shops? Football remains king, but new products are on the way and there’s a buzz around the impending arrival of Kyrie Irving cards.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Tebow is Everywhere

2010 Topps Chrome football Tim Tebow

What’s Hot in the Shop returns for its first 2012 edition. Tim Tebow is generating sales, but some other names are on collectors’ minds too.