The company that was once one of the most recognizable names among the Twin Cities businesses has evaporated and its inventory of books, adult magazines and millions of baseball cards has been turned into cash. Shinders, a Minneapolis-based chain, went out of business when former owner Robert Weisberg got into big trouble on a variety of fronts.
Over the past few months, a local liquidator has unceremoniously sold off the remaining inventory from what was once a collection of 13 stores.
The amount of inventory that was up for bid was staggering, according to media reports.
The sales were apparently never widely advertised to the sports memorabilia industry–a shame even if much of the inventory was modern era product.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune tells the tale.