Another long-time sports card shop is shutting its doors. Steve’s Sports Cards, a fixture in Bowling Green, KY since 1986, will be around until the end of April, but owner Steve Kessinger then plans to close for good.
Kessinger’s shop was the second full-time sports card store in the Commonwealth and he was also one of the organizers behind the first known card show ever held in Kentucky.
Carrying both vintage cards and newer products, Kessinger has had some loyal customers in the area for years, but business isn’t as good as it once was because of online competition.
The Bowling Green Daily News stopped in for a chat with one of the hobby’s longest tenured store owners, who says he still feels lucky about spending so many years doing something he loves.