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 … [Read more...] about Shinder’s Massive Inventory Sold at Auction
You hear a lot about the importance of "keeping the kids interested" when industry leaders and dealers talk about the future. Often, though, it seems to come from a business perspective. How will the hobby survive if the kids don't collect? How will shops stay in business if the younger generation loses interest? It turns out there might be something to that, but the … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Are Collectors Smarter?
Police in Vancouver are looking for a man who managed to hide inside an auto dealership, then stole ten Canucks and Team Canada hockey jerseys meant for a special auction. Police say the theft occurred after closing time Sunday and they've got plenty of surveillance pictures of the man. He's a short guy in his early 30s with a fondness for Callaway golf clubs. A total of … [Read more...] about Heartless Thief Swipes Jerseys Meant for Charity Auction