ESPN’s Jim Caple pedals down to the local card shop–the same one Tim Lincecum used to patronize as a kid–and assesses the state of the hobby with shop owner DJ Joss.
The first packs of 2010 baseball cards have entered the world.
Like a mother who just gave birth, we look on in wonder as the first rite of spring commences (even if spring is still a long way away).
It’s still a world cluttered with multiple products and multiple price points, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
ESPN.com’s Jim Caple feels like a kid every time he makes his way to a sports card shop and picks up a pack or two. His mission just took place and the place he got them has a lot of history.
It’s one shop that was born in the boom and survived.
It also used to be the favorite card shop of one National League Cy Young award winner.
Read the story and watch the interview with shop owner D.J. Joss, who has some thoughts on the current state of the industry and the MLB vs Upper Deck case.