'Salem Card Shop' doesn't really exist. I looked, Dave. However, I did a search in the yellow pages for card shops in the Roanoke, Va., area , where I am currently holed up.
I don't have a lot of time to spare while I am down here. I am covering Richard Stockton College in the Division III men's basketball Final Four. (If anyone wants to join my live blog tonight from the game, you can go to www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports. I may need some friends).
I did find one card shop not too far from here in the yellow pages. But that could be deceiving because many times they are still listed on yellowpages.com, I ended going to the shop and it's been converted into a laundry-mat.
Last year (or two years ago), Marie and I went on a baseball card shop around southern New Jersey and parts of southern Philadelphia. I think there were just 2 or 3 shops left on the list of about 20. So, I am not expecting much, but this place is on the way to the arena. I won't be losing any time if I do a drive by and it's no longer there.
However, I am going to give myself and extra 10 minutes in case the shop is there and it's still open.
I already struck out at the 24-hour Wal-Mart last night. They used to sell cards, but recently stopped.
The only other thing I might do is a hit a small card show in Reading, Pa., on the way home since I missed all three major card shows in my region for the last three weekends.
Wish me luck.