One of the nation’s oldest hobby shops is closing.
Shaffer’s Trading Cards in Lewisburg, PA is selling off its inventory as owner Bill Shaffer looks to spend more time with his family.
Shaffer began buying and selling at area flea markets in the mid-1970s and opened his store in 1988.
Sets, packs, singles, supplies, non-sport cards, autographs, memorabilia and everything else in his inventory will be marked down until it’s sold. He’s still selling via his eBay store and his longevity is obvious from his inventory, which includes unopened product dating back more than 30 years.
Shaffer, who is open 7 days a week says he’s not shutting down for lack of business. In a story on the website of a local paper, he says he’s just ready to give up the day-to-day grind.