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post Mar 29 2009, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE(Luke2411 @ Dec 18 2008, 04:08 PM)
I don't know if anyone has done this before, but I find myself looking all over the yellow pages whenever I visit a new town to find out if they have a good quality hobby shop.á You know, one where I can find some newer products (not just boxes of 90s packs) and some decent prices.á So, I thought I would offer TCC Members the chance to tell us about the hobby shops they go to, so we can build a list of shops all over the US for myself and others to reference when we travel.

I'll pin this topic and update the list on the front page based on states.

With each shop you list, please provide the address and a phone number and also a BRIEF description of the shop (ie. do they sell boxes only or do they sell packs too?á What about singles?á Are the prices high or low compared to other hobby shops and internet prices, etc.)á You can use my example below as a reference.

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I dont have any local shops anymore.However heres my 2 vacation shops every year.
Aw-common in
Moody maine right on Rt.1
boxes,singles,supplies,beanies,non-sports
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Past time cards in Yarmouth Mass. right on rt.28.
boxes,singles,supplies,gaming,non-sports,its a good size shop with 3 rooms.Also sells sets and hosts magic gaming night.


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post Mar 31 2009, 11:37 AM
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I mentioned in a now defunct thread about my local shop here in MD.

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900 Silver Spring Ave, Suite B
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Long story short I first came across this store at their original location in Wheaton, MD (which is more like a sub-suburb of Silver Spring) about a year or two after they had opened up. A school friend had told me about it, as we were both into cards and comic books at the time. In those early days they operated out of a hole in the wall at the back of a used book store (a back corner area I guess was converted from a small storage room) at first they were just open during the weekends. Eventually the book store moved out they expanded into the lager area and remodeled the entire space, a few years later they moved literally across the street to a bigger store. I drifted in and out of the hobby for some years. At one point they closed up and I thought they were gone for good, they had only moved to their current location in Silver Spring. The public customer area is about the size of their first shop, but they have some office space behind which is closed to customers.


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post Jun 3 2009, 04:04 PM
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I think a photo or two of the facade and/or inside of the shops would be nifty!

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I think a photo or two of the facade and/or inside of the shops would be nifty!
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It would look nice, but would probably take up loads of bandwidth space on the site. Besides many (granted not all) of the shops listed have photos on their own sites.


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On Deck Spots Cards Inc.
875 Oak Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 985-1557

Great selection and prices! Very friendly as well.

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I guess since we only have on in Lubbock it would have to be;
Lone Star Sports and Collectibles

Chad is a great guy and runs a pretty tight ship.



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Still don't have any MN shops listed, so I made the trek down to the Twin Cities area to check out a shop I had heard about:

Three Star Sports Cards
http://www.threestarssportscards.com/

2801 Hamline Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 633-6041

The shop itself is in a little old mall, kind of a little hole-in-the-wall pretty much, but once you are inside it is a pretty cool place. They have a very good selection of moderately priced singles for every sport, and they also sell packs and boxes as well at very good prices (compared to a lot of other shops). They also always get a few boxes of the latest product in (they had at least a box of everything that has been released in football so far this year). The shop owners and staff are also pretty cool, as they seemed to be very knowledgeable and loved to bust packs and watch packs get busted. If you are in the MN area, it's definitely worth checking out, especially if you want to bust a few packs of the "new" stuff without spending too much!




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Does anyone know of good shop(s) around the Southern California area near Los Angeles or San Fernando Valley? The only ones I know of carry tons of unwanted boxes from the 90's and if it is anything near current, it costs almost double what you pay for from the big internet dealers like BO and DA. It seems like it is a dead hobby in Southern California as far as hobby shops and shows are concerned.


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All the shops around me have closed down within the past couple years. Although I do have one shop to add to the list that is the closest one to me:

"K&L Cards"
8949 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

It's been awhile since I have been in there but from the few times I have been there it has seemed like a nice little place to buy the latest boxes and some old ones as well. Its in a flea market. The guy there has this cool thing where you put a dollar down and you roll these dice. If you get a certain roll, you get a certain type of card, e.g. if you get lucky you can get a 25 dollar BV card for 1 dollar. It is a very small space, he has baseball, football, basketball, and a little hockey. He has some nice singles but not a lot to see. he sells the latest lower end stuff pack by pack as well. Prices are reasonable for a shop, so if your ever in Indianapolis and wanting to bust something, this place should be perfect.


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Well I found one real good hobby shop. His prices are higher than around the net but not as high as the other hobby shops I have been too around that area. I have had most of my good hits from there and He and his wife are awsome people. He likes to talk sports and other things as well. Its in owaso oklahoma called scoreboard cards. One awsome place.


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Littleton, CO
Currently a tiny little shop inside Edge Ice Arena - hockey focused as you would expect, but there is other sport stuff too. Plans to open a new store front somewhere soon. Good selection of singles available, has most lower end boxes.
Offers $1, or 6 for $5 singles in hockey.

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Aurora, CO
cards, coins, comics - big selection of most items, although the hockey from the 90's-00's has gotten a bit sparse. Singles in the case just didn't quite get me buying, but some stuff was reduced last time I was in, so maybe I'll stop by again soon. Offers $1, or 6 for $5 singles in all sports.

Bill's Sports Collectibles
Denver, CO
great selection of all kinds of memorabilia here, although I'd like to see some price drops on the single cards available, or at least an email notice of a sale once in a while on them. If you only have time to hit one place in town, this is probably the one, if only for a look at all the stuff they have. Didn't really have much selection as far as interesting low end singles at last visit.

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Anyone have shops to add?

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Here is the one I go to.

Texas

North Dallas/Richardson

Nick's Sportscards
7522 Campbell Road
Dallas, TX 75248-1726
(972) 248-2271

http://nickscards.net/

Located at the S.W. Corner of Coit & Campbell Rd. in North Dallas

Nick Redwine and his wife Debbie have the classic Mom and Pop store. They opened in 1985 and is only one of many in my area to survive the recession. All other shops in the area are closed and long gone to my knowledge. If I am wrong, I don't care anyway. I met them in 1991 when I moved to Texas and still go there weekly to purchase boxes, singles and supplies. They also sell memorabilia.

Why should you go there?

The cheaper they get their stuff no matter what it is, the cheaper you pay. Period. Their singles and memorabilia is priced extremely fair, well under book on almost everything.

They have all kinds of perks for the kids such as free cards for good grades, contests and givaways weekly. $1.00 Grab bags that actually have nice cards in them, not a bunch of overproduced crud from the late 80's early 90's. They also have ticket drawings for everyone and are active in community fuctions.

They don't allow pack searching. Don't even think about it. Pack searchers will be drawn and quartered, burned at the stake, beaten with a raw fish (whatever is in season) and then you might get your hand slapped.

They are basically some of the nicest darn people I know and treat me like family.

20 years of going there and I have NEVER had a problem with them. As long as I am alive and they are open, I won't go anyplace else. Well, even if I'm dead, I will find a way to still go there.


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QUOTE(Luke2411 @ Dec 18 2008, 02:27 PM)
California

San Diego

CJ's Sports Cards and Memorabilia
5143 Waring Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

This shop is located near SDSU for all those Aztecs who may be looking for a place to shop around. They have a wide selection of boxes and the more popular high end boxes are still on their shelves. My guess is that regional demand isn't that high. If you're a basketball or hockey collector looking for singles, this is not the place for you. If you live in the San Diego area and want something high end, you probably have better chances at CJ's. They also sell autographed baseballs, bats, and photos and have other sports related items on their shelves.
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This shop has moved to Poway, California. Address below.

13238 Poway, Rd
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This site should be removed considering that they flat out ripped me off in this group, would not make it right and got banned from the group. I had to file a fraud report at the post office.


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