It’s why when times start to get tough, basic necessities come first.
Like radar, sports card shops can sometimes tell when bad economic conditions are approaching. Business starts to drop off and those looking to turn their cardboard into cash come streaming in.
The recent recession hit a lot of shops hard. Some couldn’t make it. Others are still scraping by.
Yet in at least one part of southern California, the sun is stating to shine again. Should economists take notice?
Long-time hobby writer/shop owner Bob Brill believes it might not be such a dumb idea.