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Card Shop Locator
Below you will find a map of user-submitted card shop locations with descriptions. The idea of compiling a list of card shops started at the blog A Cardboard Problem.
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33.596383, -112.120174, Batter's Box Baseball Cards 2855 West Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ
Mostly vintage cards.
33.416362, -111.685039, Hot Corner 6750 East Main Street Mesa, AZ
The owner, JJ Genzale, opened the store in 1990 and has been in the same location the whole time.He knows his stuff.
33.990831, -118.446554, Extra Innings Sportscards 13470 Washington Bl. Culver City, CA 90292 310-733-9942
32.835547, -116.98337, All Star Cards 8781 Cuyamaca Street Santee, CA
Singles on consignment, boxes and packs (almost everything dating back 10 years), junk wax, supplies... Baseball heavy but has stuff from all sports and large selection of non-sports. Great prices, especially on supplies, run by a guy and his daughter. Very friendly.
37.246499,-121.8888, All-American Sports Cards 1377 Kooser Road San Jose, CA 95118-3814 (408) 267-0300
This is one of those shops that seems to have survived because the strip mall it's in isn't the best, but it is in a pretty good location, near a McDonald's and a Chuck E. Cheese's, so the kid magnet factor helps add a little gravity to the shop. It's a little sad walking in, as at least a third of the shelf space is just empty, and another 10% of it is placeholder inventory that nobody ever buys (celebrity photos, player plaques, junk boxes of various Pro Set, etc.). There's a moderate amount of M:TG and kid gaming cards, but limited to one display case, and the rest of the shop is sports related.
This shop is a case of how current wax can keep a store in business. Their older wax is varied, and their loose cards are a good deal, especially for local sports teams. The owner is also likely to boost you some freebies out of inventory, especially if you're a new customer. The shop is friendly bases its prices in reality, with the exception of a little premium on high-end new wax.
37.323064,-121.953704, Stevens Creek Sports Cards 3220 Stevens Creek Boulevard San Jose, CA 95117-1131 (408) 243-1120 www.peninsulasportscards.com
Simply put, this shop is a sports card collector's dream. I used to work within walking distance from it, and would hit it at lunchtime about once a month.
There isn't a single Magic card, Yu-gi-oh pack, comic book, beanie baby, or hot wheel to be found. Just wall-to-wall four major sports cards, autos, and memorabilia. Baseball cards, including HOFers, dating back to the 19th century, as well as early 20th century oddball stuff, are highlights for me every time I go.
The owners are exactly what you'd hope for; tough graders that also price everything at normal exchange value. Anything vintage that's a bit off-grade (EX or less) is regularly 10% off, and once you hit the register, they're likely to round down the price for you a little further.
On my last visit, they even gave me a little break on some very hot current wax. I am a repeat customer, but these guys will be fair and a little generous; they'll want to increase the chances of repeat business.
Interestingly, this shop is one of a network of three that runs up the Peninsula. The Belmont shop is also good, and does have a smattering of kid gaming cards, but the store is 80% sports, and they have a huge assortment of older wax boxes that are often at fierce discounts.
If you're a sports fan and card collector that happens to be taking a trip to the Bay Area to see a game, you have to add Stevens Creek Sports Cards to your sightseeing list. It's practically a card museum with affordable price tags and top-notch curators.
38.518730,-121.512577, D&P Sports Cards 5968 S Land Park Dr Sacramento, CA 95822 916 391-8750
We are a full service Sports Card and Collectibles Hobby Shop located minutes from downtown Sacramento.
39.642254, -104.827699, Mike's Stadium Sportscards 4022 South Parker Road Aurora, CO www.mikesss.com
They offer all new wax, gobs of restocks and a massive selection of recent years wax including a considerable amount of higher-end products. They also offer weekly and monthly drawings, case breaks and loads more promotions.
41.418903, -73.465827, Dugout Dreams 45 Padanaram Road Danbury, CT
High end and low end wax. He also probably has the best selection of vintage memorabilia in the country. Tons of autographs and he is priced better than any sports memorabilia show.
39.666802,-75.667934, The Collector's Box 250 University Plaza Newark, DE 19702 (302) 738-8900
39.684201,-75.741603, Stale Gum Trading Company 280 East Main Street Newark, DE
It's not there anymore, but the name lives on!
28.42616, -81.40475, Orlando Sportscards South 9476 South Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL
They sell everything you can think of Packs, boxes, supplies. Been in business for a long time. The owner is very knowledgeable and courteous and touts himself as "the king of singles." I love going through the boxes and boxes of singles. All prices are very reasonable.
28.64976,-81.324041, Big League Cards 920 State Road 436 Casselberry, FL 32707-5633 (407) 834-2273 www.bigleaguecards.com
The home of Alan "The Ripmaster" Narz, Tom the Ripper, StarburyMatrix3, and others. Site of Topps' "Rip Parties."
42.011981,-87.767951, AU Sports Memorabilia 5629 W. Touhy Avenue Niles, IL 60714 (847) 647-8311
New location is in Village Crossing Center. Large selection of singles and autographed memorabilia. Huge variety of cheap junk wax packs.
41.646862,-87.753676, Baseball Dreams and Memories 5435 135th Street Crestwood, IL 60445 (708) 371-2250
Huge variety of packs, singles and supplies. The variety comes at a cost with packs priced higher than normal. Adult collectors with high end tastes are preferred by the owner. Browsing children are usually not welcome. The evening shift is much friendlier.
42.243092,-87.950852, Hawthorn Coins and Cards 636 Hawthorn Ctr Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1512 (847) 680-1660
Located in Westfield - Hawthorn Shopping Mall, on level 2, near Sears, the store is small but has a decent selection of packs and singles.
41.523909,-88.143183, Matt's Sports Cards 98 Barney Drive Joliet, IL 60435-6402 (815) 729-4292
Good variety of packs, singles and supplies. There are separate boxes for local sports teams. Very friendly and helpful staff. Browsing is encouraged. Some cards are earmarked for the Beckett Marketplace and not available to in-store buyers.
39.137195,-86.532422, The Coin Shop 2482 South Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47401-7735 (812) 331-2646
Pops up on Google Maps as a card place, but there's really nothing going on there. He has a tiny, tiny box of mini team sets and a few expensive singles under glass, but that's mostly it. The store mostly just sells coins and other memorabilia.
41.494226,-87.510824, More Fun Sports Cards 706 Joliet Street Dyer, IN 46311-1720 (219) 322-5080
A wide selection of packs, singles and sports memorabilia. The owner has been in business for over 30 years.
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39.164141, -95.097656, The Baseball Card Store 7431 Quivira Road Shawnee Mission, KS (913) 962-1924
Lots of packs, singles, boxes, and sports memorabilia. Owner is knowledgeable and values his customers.
37.746105, -84.294067, The Best Little Card Shop 211 Geri Lane #1A Richmond, KY 40475 (859) 353-0267 www.thebestlittlecardshop.com email@example.com
Small store that has the latest wax, singles, large Reds selection, UK memorabilia, supplies, commons for set builders, non sports cards, and more. Has weekly contest, daily specials, and monthly trade night as well. Search the shop on Google to get a coupon for a free pack of toploaders.
39.29118, -76.521608, Baseball Card Outlet & Sports 7502 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD
Store has a huge variety of sports cards packs, boxes, and singles. Tons of supplies, and memorabilia of the local teams.
39.395425, -77.40831, Burton's Coins & Baseball Cards 5831 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD
Lots of vintage and newer singles - both baseball and football. Current packs and boxes. All kinds of storage supplies. Bi-weekly 'bid board' auctions (items brought in by collectors). Shop has been there since the early 80's and still going strong.
30.40333,-88.936848, Jak's 1670 Pass Road Biloxi, MS (228) 435-7744
15 years after I moved away, Jak's is still there. It's mostly a CCG/Comic Book shop, but they do carry sports cards. Caters mostly to Keesler AFB personnel.
41.166541,-95.923622, D&F Sportscards 435 N Galvin Rd Bellevue, NE 68005
Don't know if D&F is still in business, but when I was stationed at Offutt AFB, this was my card shop.
36.143655,-115.269176, Legacy Sports Cards 8125 W Sahara Ave, Suite #160 Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 341-6525
39.925265, -74.955185, Fleer/Skybox 1120 Rt. 73 East Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
39.951399, -74.141005, The Backstop 2018 Route 37 East Toms River, NJ
The home of Dr. Wax Battle and Friday night Pack Wars. Store sells everything from packs to singles, and plenty of supplies. All sports available, great selection of single cards.
39.636246, -74.803604, J & J Sports Cards LLC 205 Bellevue Avenue Hammonton, NJ 08037 (609) 561 2293 www.jandjsportscards.com
Store has high end singles, wax boxes and supplies available. They broadcast on blog.tv, and sell singles and auto's on eBay as well.
39.867541, -74.809275, New Concept III Cards & Hobby 676 Stokes Road Medford, NJ
Store sells mostly non-sports cards items, but keeps a nice stock of sports cards available all the time. Store usually has new releases the day of release. They sell card supplies as well as singles.
40.584861, -74.292492, Rookies & Stars 1350 Saint Georges Avenue Avenel, NJ
They have supplies singles packs and boxes. Baseball and all sports. Good pricing and friendly staff.
40.993308, -74.141248, Baseball Card Store Inc 45 Prospect Street Midland Park, NJ www.baseballcardstorenj.com
They have vintage and modern baseball, football, basketball, and hockey cards, as well as Magic and Pokeman cards. Sets, boxes, and singles are available, including regular shipments of new products. Prices are reasonable, deals can be made, and it's a fun place to visit.
39.491404,-74.869907, FAC Collectibles 1306 Harding Highway Richland, NJ 08350
You know him better as "BobGibsonFan" on YouTube.
39.750304, -75.046431, Temdee 5051 Black Horse Pike Turnersville, NJ
Temdee has been in the collectible business since 1976, and has been at the current location since 1991. The building is approx. 6000 sq. ft and is situated on the Black Horse Pike (NJ Route 42) in Turnersville, New Jersey. Business hours are: Mon-Fri noon to 8:00PM, Sat. 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday noon to 5:00 PM.
Temdee first opened in 1976 as a stamp and coin shop in Runnemede, New Jersey. In 1979 Temdee started to buy and sell baseball cards as well as other sports cards and non sports cards, and sports collectibles. These included yearbooks and programs, bobble dolls, autographed items, etc. In 1981, comic books were added to our existing store. As Temdee continued to grow, they finally moved into their current home in 1991. It had been a small strip center with one large store and two small stores. They bought the entire center and made the two smaller stores a warehouse and used the large store for retail. Since then, Temdee has added collectible toys including Star Wars and Starting Line-Ups.
40.656691,-74.007922, Site of Topps Factory 234 36th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232
Topps offices were located here, in the Bush Terminal area in Brooklyn, at 234 36th Street and lasted there until 1993 when they moved to the Wall street area in Manhattan.
41.099069, -74.022292, ToyWiz Inc 253 W Route 59 Nanuet, NY
Store sells mostly comics, action figures, and non-sports cards. They have a solid selection of packs from the major sports, and some singles (very expensive singles).
43.291155,-76.151302, Grave of Jefferson Burdick
Yes, THE Jefferson Burdick.
40.725259, -73.523244, IZZY'S CARDS 3041 Hempstead Tpke Levittown NY 11756
Located in the basement of Tri-County Flea Market, Izzy has a great selection of packs and boxes of all major sports, plus non-sports, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic & Pokemon. Very nice guy with better prices than most. Other dealers in the basement also stock card supplies and singles.
40.746925, -73.552141, A & S Sports 825 Carman Avenue Westbury, NY 11590 (516)414-4323 www.nysportscards.com
HUGE Selection of cards, supplies, and merchandise. Friendly place to rip wax and hang out. Owner, Seymour is awesome and always does right by the customer!
35.81765,-78.596676, Turn Two Collectibles 2830 Capital Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27604-2414 (919) 954-1141
Mostly NASCAR (this is The South) but a decent selection of wax, singles, and supplies.
34.212588,-77.886171, The Hobby Box (a.k.a. Cards Infinity) 1313 S. College Road Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 350-2858 http://www.cardsinfinity.com
Brick-and-mortar store of famed YouTube video breaker Chris Justice. The Hobby Box Sports Card Shop was established April 2006. CardsInfinity.com Website established August 2007. Creator of the infamous "Jersey Card Shirt," a t-shirt with over 500 fabric swatches taken from game-used cards and later sold to Dr. Wax Battle.
34.762489,-77.419766, Grand Slam Sports Cards 211 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28540-5603 (910) 346-7526
If you're ever stuck in Jacksonville, North Carolina and have an urge to bust wax, check this place out.
41.158468, -81.49272, All-Pro Sportscards 492 Graham Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH
They have a huge selection of singles, all ranging from 25 cents and up. They also have a relic/auto bin separated by sport which is $5 each or 4 for $20. TONNNNS of packs, TONS of cases, and also some memorabilia. A little pricey but the selection is amazing! Also they trade with buyers. Rich, the owner, is very friendly. NOT open on Sundays!
41.002617, -81.408184, Cardboard Dreams 2467 Canton Road Akron, OH
Much cheaper than All Pro, but the selection for everything is a lot smaller, as is the shop in general. 10 cent cardboard cases of cards, which is cool, though many of those cards are of the "we busted such and such expensive product for the hits, here are the base cards" variety. A few $1, $2, $5 bins, but nothing much in them (not even relics or autos), and no real hits to be found as singles. Decent amount of cases and packs at lower prices than All Pro, but again, selection isn't as nice. They do stay current though and have the latest stuff, and the owner was nice.
41.243352, -81.345448, Collectors Palace 9274 Ohio 43 Streetsboro, OH
This shop sells sports cards, comics, coins and gold. They usually have a good selection of newer wax packs and boxes. They don't open very much product, so it's just packs, boxes and some vintage singles. The prices are fair and they are open seven days a week.
41.111834, -81.468781, Chapel Hill Sports 2000 Brittain Road Akron, OH Open Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 10-6
This shop is located inside the Chapel Hill Mall in Cuyahoga Falls. They carry sports cards, supplies, apparel and memorabilia. They have some singles and a very limited selection of wax. Despite being in a mall, their prices on wax are very reasonable. The owner is very friendly and likes to talk sports.
41.385001, -81.340696, Grand Slam Sports Cards 17800 Chillicothe Road Chagrin Falls, OH
This shop is one of the best on the east side of Cleveland. Joe's shop is literally jammed full of cards. Boxes, packs, singles, supplies.... his selection is the best. Lots of wax boxes, dating back to the 70s even. Good prices too.
41.313476, -81.507492, Dream Chaser Sports Cards 874 East Aurora Road Macedonia, OH
This shop is new, just opening in the summer of 2009. He has a good selection of singles, low-end and high-end wax. Prices can be a bit high at times.
39.309984, -84.381208, Funtime Sports Cards 9644 Cincinnati Columbus Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 755-8989
39.222317, -84.517506, Maverick's Baseball Cards 8522 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231 (513) 521-4900
40.033908,-75.139394, Fleer Gum 5330 N. 10th St Philadelphia, PA
41.233319, -80.474687, Baseball Card Shop 1891 East State Street Hermitage, PA 724-981-4443 baseballcardshop.net
The Baseball Card Shop is the best shop in this area. Jim, the owner, has been running the shop forever (since 1989). This shop is the go-to shop for both low-end and high-end wax. He has one of the largest selections of packs I've ever seen at a shop. He must have over 50 different baseball packs for sale. The cost of new packs and boxes are fair, but his prices on old wax boxes are high. Occasionally he has 10-15% off sales on all his boxes.
41.239236, -80.503389, Bennie's 462 North Sharpsville Avenue Sharon, PA
Bennie's has been open since the mid-80s. They sell comic books and sports cards. Bennie ran the comics portion while Mary, his wife, handled the sports cards portion up until about 2003 when they sold the shop an it's all the contents. Currently, the shop is open under a new owner and they have many singles, in random boxes which aren't organized. They don't sell high-end wax, just your Topps 1 & 2, Heritage, some UD. They also have sets and 90s wax boxes for sale.
40.177002, -74.884298, All Stars 18 Oxford Valley Mall Langhorne, PA 19047 215-752-4500 www.allstarscollectibles.com
In business since 1990, All-Stars provides the best collectibles, games & supplies available at great everyday prices! The store is located on the outside of Oxford Valley Mall, facing the parking lot between Macy's & the One Oxford Valley office building in Langhorne, PA. We're open from 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday, and 11 AM to 6 PM on Sundays. Stop by anytime you're in the Philadelphia/Trenton/Bucks County area!
39.98291,-76.177572, Don's Collectibles 3 East Main Street Strasburg, PA 17579-1409 (717) 687-0718
40.181928, -75.13519, Knuckleball Sports Cards 316 Horsham Road Horsham, PA 19044 215-672-3337
36.02656,-83.926942, Sports Treasures 4819 North Broadway Street Northeast Knoxville, TN 37918 http://marksephemera.blogspot.com/2011/07/celebrating-my-local-card-shop.html 865-688-2273
Eddie Barkley has been serving the Knoxville area collector for years. He has a nice selection of vintage and new cards, from all sports. University of Tennessee items are plentiful. Jerseys and figurines are also in stock.
35.942123,-83.987668, Webb's Cards & Collectibles 112 Carr Street Knoxville, TN 37919-5117 865-584-9322
Small shop, knowledgeable owner. Mostly singles and supplies. Some wax. Many sports.
36.076367,-86.759913, Cards-R-Fun 4825 Trousdale Drive Nashville, TN 37220-1318 615-832-3216 http://marksephemera.blogspot.com/2009/04/cards-r-fun.html
John Dunphy is a hoot. If you want it, he probably has it. It might take a while to locate it, though.
38.684787, -77.260881, Slewfoot's Sports (CLOSED) 313 Mill Street Occoquan, VA
An "old-school," hole-in-the-wall card shop. Located in the basement of an antique store, Slewfoot's has plenty of singles and all the latest wax. Closed as of August, 2011.
38.898641, -77.268904, AJ's Sports Stop 255 Maple Ave W Vienna, Virginia 22180 (703) 938-1688
The shop's set back from the road, so it's a bit difficult to find. Much easier to find the Shell station across the street or the Marco Polo restaurant next door. Prices are unimpressive, but the cluttered, crowded atmosphere of the store makes up for it. Feels like card shops used to feel when you were a kid. Large collection of singles, decent wax selection. Worth a visit. (No website as of March 2012.)
38.995392,-77.447425, Blowout Cards 11 Acacia Lane Sterling, VA 20166 (703) 421-5644 www.blowoutcards.com
This is the location of Blowout's warehouse.
38.899918, -77.447236, Blowout Cards: The Fantastic Store 14508 Lee Rd, Unit F Chantilly, Virginia 20151 (703) 953-3131 www.blowoutcards.com/thefantasticstore
Blowout's newly-opened (March 2012) brick-and-mortar store, a few miles south of Dulles.
39.01573,-77.372467, Collector's Corner 47024 Harry Byrd Highway (VA Rt. 7) #106 Sterling VA 20164 (703) 450-7280 www.collectorscornerva.com
Located in a suburban strip-mall, Collector's Corner has a decent selection of wax, singles, and supplies -- albeit on the pricey side. You can do worse though.
47.652926, -122.690572, Swell & Wacky Collectibles 9960 Silverdale Way Northwest Silverdale, WA
Glenn Watchmen is what I would consider the perfect Sports Card shop owner. He was my go to guy when I was still living in Seattle, I would drive an hour out of my way to go buy from him even though I lived down the street from West Coast Sports Cards.
47.320314, -122.307836, West Coast Sports Cards 2008 South 314th Street Federal Way, WA
They carry everything and I mean everything from cards to comics to Beanie Babies and Pokemon cards. They hire people off the street that know nothing about sports cards and you just point to what you want and they will grab it for you. I would only suggest this place if you are looking for something specific that you can not find elsewhere.