There’s a new hobby shop open in a small community north of New York City.
Piece of the Game Sports Cards and Collectibles, a well-known online retailer, has opened what’s being called a “prototype” for future stores the company plans to open in and around the Tri-State area.
The 3,100 square-foot shop is located in Wappingers Falls, New York and is operated by David Prince. It includes a breaking and podcast studio, a lounge with refreshments and autograph appearances from time to time.
Modern sports and gaming cards, game-used memorabilia and other items are available for sale.
Located off U.S. Route 9, the store features floor to ceiling lighted cases and a 6×10 foot video screen inside.
A 31-year-old Kennewick, WA man is in jail after police say he got into a shootout with a loss prevention officer at an area Walmart over trading cards.
According to a report from KEPR-TV in Pasco, Richard Yell is accused of attempting to steal Pokemon cards, pushing an employee out of the way as he ran from the store. After being accosted by the loss prevention officer, police say Yell pulled out a gun and fired. The officer, with a concealed carry permit, fired back, hitting Yell, who managed to get into a vehicle and drive away.
Police later arrested him at his home, where they say they found a handgun and a stash of sports cards that had been reported stolen in a recent burglary. According to police, Yell admitted to police that he’d stolen the cards and was trading them for fentanyl pills.
DJ Skee is bringing his eclectic love of sports, music, art, and pop culture to Miami Art Week. He’s hosting a special pop-up art gallery at Loupe Sports Cards in Wynwood, where he’ll be exhibiting larger-than-life versions of the unique sports cards he’s created over the past few years.
Fresh off of DJing Michigan’s Big House to a huge win over Ohio State, Skee is in Miami focusing on his other passion: cards. He’s been remixing iconic albums with superstar athletes and turning them into cards. DJ Skee has worked with companies like Topps and eBay to release these collaborations.
“The community and creativity that powers Miami Art Week is really inspiring,” he says. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to contribute to.”
Some examples of art that will be on display are: Fernando Tatis Jr in the design of Bad Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” album, Ronald Acuña Jr. in the design of Outkast’s “ATLiens” album, and the iconic Honus Wagner T-206 card styled to look like Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa.
The DJ Skee exhibit will kick off to the public on Friday, December 3 at 2pm ET at Loupe Sports Cards. It’ll run through Sunday, Dec. 5. Loupe is located at 285 NW 26th St next to the Wynwood Walls in Miami.
The Roberto Clemente Museum is back open in the late Hall of Famer’s native Puerto Rico.
Among the items on display are his 1966 Gold Glove, his 1971 World Series MVP award, items related to his playing days on the island and some game-used memorabilia.
All of the items are on loan from the Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh and will be on display through January 2023.
Attendees will also be able to see photographs and a short video with scenes of Clemente in action.
The Clemente tribute is part of the Puerto Rico Sports Museum, which is located in the Los Frailes Sports Complex in Guaynabo, P.R.
“The main purpose is to bring each and every one of the important articles throughout the life and career of our beloved Roberto Clemente and thereby celebrate his legacy with his people in the island where he was born, his fans around the world. and those that will be visiting the Island”, says Ralph Paniagua, organizer of the event.