We don’t know for certain, but it’s probably a pretty good bet that we found the only retired racing greyhound in the baseball card business.
Bill Webb, who owns Webb’s Sports Cards in Bearden, Tenn., has a soft spot for dogs and each day at this shop near Knoxville, you can find Derby. Bill brings him along every day to have some company inside his long running store, which is of course painted UT orange.
Greyhounds are a special breed, but he’s found that with just a little bit of patience, these speedy canines are great pets. Derby isn’t the first Bill has turned into the store’s mascot, though.
You can read more about Bill’s business and his ‘assistant’ in the Knoxville News-Sentinel.