“There are a limited number of local brick and mortar card shops where you can buy a pack of cards and get some penny candy and share your collecting interest with others. We want our customers to have a great experience buying, selling or consigning with us,” he said.
The store is located at 15 West Sharon Road in Glendale, OH. Queen City Sports Cards will provide free appraisals, take on quality consignments for their auctions and Reed says his company is always ready to buy.
The store also plans to host autograph signings with former and current professional athletes, meet and greets, merchandise, original sports artwork, jersey framing, special events, and fundraising programs for the community in the very near future.
In Woodbridge, New Jersey, Locker Room Sports is open for business. Joe Covino is the owner of the store, which will specialize in autographed memorabilia.
The store will have a grand opening celebration June 1.
Covino has been a freelance photographer, working the sidelines at NFL games for years and also takes photos at autograph signings for authentication purposes. Those gigs have led to important relationships with players who he’s snared for autograph sessions.
Giants star Hakeem Nicks is scheduled to appear next month.
Taking his autograph business into a shop is a big step, but one he told the Woodbridge Patch he’s ready to tackle.