Browsing posts tagged: LCS
Feeling like Yukon Cornelius… NOTHIN…

Welp, we headed out today and too a 2-mile hike through some trails at Lake Catherine, near Hot Springs, AR. Had a good time, and we older folks are feeling it for sure. Haha! After that, we headed out in search of the card shops…Alas, “Legends and H…

Spring Break for Tribecards!

One of the biggest advantages of being in education: Spring Break. My family and I are enjoying a few days together in Hot Springs, Arkansas during our Spring Break. Of course, I will be on the hunt for some cardboard goodness to bust open and share wi…

Some Random, and Curious, LCS Pickups

These all came out of the 5-for-a-buck junk boxes my dealer lets me go through.Pretty good stuff in there sometimes.But I’m curious about them.2006 Bowman Gold #B6Now with the Rangers (but not on the Post Season roster) along with another ex-Angels cat…

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3 By 3 Sheets Of LCS Gold

“Gold’ is what my LCS guy and I call those boxes of junk that people bring in thinking they have a goldmine of cards to sell.  It always turns out to be 80s-90’s junk and nothing but junk…for the most part.He says that at least once a week he ge…

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Five Hours At The Card Shop – The Angels

Yep, I got to spend five whole hours at the card shop.Nothing like taking your sweet little time.  Time enough to even go though boxes of 1988 Topps looking for checklist cards.That my friends is time well spent.Here are just a few of the Angels I…

Too Big For The Grab Bags

Stopped at the LCS, a quick trip to pick up 6-pocket pages for my pocket schedule collection.All paid for, I was getting ready to leave when my LCS guy handed me a binder he had stashed under his table for a long time, thought I might see something I l…

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Thumbing Through The Stacks

The guy at the card shop knows that I like the random boxes of junk that come in, he keeps them underneath his display tables.  He also likes to point out the boxes of new cards that he’s put up on the shelves so that I can pull Angels and other s…

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I might have a new LCS…sort of: Tales from the Antique Mall

I recently lamented the fact that my LCS, actually a Coin Shop, is moving away from selling cards. That might just be okay because there’s an Antique Mall that just opened with cards and memorabilia all over the place! I stopped in today to check the…

Why I end up buying retail

I’ve had a couple of people, one being an old childhood friend who no longer collects cards, ask why I buy cards at Walmart and Target when I have a card shop so close. For starters, the card shop isn’t that close to me. For finishers, you’ve read in p…

Designing the Perfect LCS

Sometimes it’s easy to find fault with our favorite LCS, but making a profitable business isn’t easy. So I ask all of you, if you had the means, motivation, and market to open a good old fashion brick and mortar retail, hobby shop, what would it entail…

A little perspective

I was prepared to write a scathing post about my local card shop today. I was going to write about how I was getting some cards for a certain winner of my End of the Year contest (I know, it’s practically mid-March and I should have done this sooner) …

Panini Appears Willing to Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is

One of the topics of conversation at the Industry Summit in Vegas next month is going to be what can be done to aid the remaining brick and mortar hobby shops. Panini has notified their distributors of a strict policy moving forward. While this sounds …

Other Goodies #1: Trade with All Pro Sportscards of Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Since I lack a true LCS, I always stop by All Pro Sportscards in Cuyahoga Falls, OH when I visit my girlfriend’s parents. The prices are nice, the guy that works there is cool, and the singles go on forever – it’s a perfect place to waste a few hours …

BREAKING NEWS- This Just In- Kids Don’t Buy Sports Cards

A survey, in conjunction with the upcoming Industry Trade Summit in Las Vegas, as reported by Sports Collector’s Daily, revealed that “88 percent (of hobby shops)–report that those under the age of 17 comprise less than ten percent of their current c…