Thriving Sports Card Shop Started Small

Bill Terwey’s closet was full.  He was a collector with a space problem and the HGTV people weren’t coming anytime soon.  His wife told him it was time to thin the herd.  Knowing he had too much good stuff to give away, the Minnesota man grabbed space inside an antique mall.  Business was good.  Four years later, he’s in a larger location, running a sports card shop that’s doing a steady business.

Billy’s Sports Treasures in Savage, Minn., a little southwest of the Twin Cities is a no-pressure shop.  He’s got regulars who come in just to talk sports.  He has more devoted collectors ready to pounce on the latest, greatest products to get them through those cold winter nights.

While other shops struggle or shut their doors, Terwey has found that a little marketing and a positive atmosphere can go a long way toward success.

“It’s just nice to have someone who does business the right way,” one customer told the Savage Pacer, which offers this nice feature on the kind of store we all wish was down the street.