Fred DiBella just wanted a burger. He wound up with a career.
The man who owns Mr. D’s Cards in East Bruswick, New Jersey, got hooked on the 1977 Topps Burger King cards. One thing led to another and within three years he’d quit his job in the insurance business to sell sports cards full time.
That early start helped him earn enough long-time customers to survive the problems experienced by hobby shops in the 1990s .
The internet means a lot more cards are sold online, but DiBella sees customers who prefer to maintain that physical connection.
Local journalist Andrea Goyma stopped by to profile Mr. D’s.