When I was down at Sooz's house this week we were trying to find card shops to check out and there are very outdated lists and phone numbers online. There are a couple of places that attempted a directory, but I would like to put together a list of shops and keep it posted here for reference.
Having a list of shops that are actually open and sell cards would be super helpful to those of us that travel or visit friends in other areas. My intention here is to compile a list of shops, and I would prefer if you have visited the shop you provide in the comments section so we all know what they sell. Some places are predominately comics, hobby items (model building, etc.), or cards and supplies. I will add the shops you guys tell me about to a running list to keep posted on the blog for reference.
I will start the list off here with shops that I have visited. (UPDATED with reader submissions)
The Baseball Card Store
45 Prospect Street
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Store sells all packs and boxes of all sports as well as supplies. Singles available- mostly baseball.
2018 Route 37 E
Toms River, NJ 08753
The home of Dr. Wax and Friday night Pack Wars. Store sells everything from packs to singles, and plenty of supplies. All sports available, great selection of single cards.
J&J Sports Cards
205 Bellevue Ave
Hammonton, NJ 08037
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.
New Concept Cards, Hobbies and Mental Skate Shop
676 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ 08055
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.
Rookies and Stars Sports Collectibles & Memorabilia
1350 Route 35 North.
Woodbridge Twp, NJ 07001
They have supplies singles packs and boxes. Baseball and all sports. Good pricing and friendly staff.
253 W Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954
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).
Baseball Card Outlet & Sports
7502 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Store has a huge variety of sports cards packs, boxes, and singles. Tons of supplies, and memorabilia of the local teams.
Burton's Cards and Coins
5831 Buckeystown Pike # D Frederick, MD 21704
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.
9476 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837-8321
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.
All Pro Sportscards
492 Graham Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
They have a huuuuuge 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. The owners seemed pretty friendly. NOT open on Sundays!
2467 Canton Rd
Akron, OH 44312-5050
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.
9274 Ohio 43
Streetsboro, OH 44241
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.
Chapel Hill Sports
2000 Brittain Road
Akron, OH 44310-1823
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.
Grand Slam Sports Cards
17800 Chillicothe Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
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.
Dream Chaser Sports Cards
874 East Aurora Road
Macedonia, OH 44056
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.
All Star Cards
8781 Cuyamaca Street
Santee, CA 92071-4216
Singles on consignent, 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.
Mike's Stadium Sportscards
4022 South Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014
They offer all new wax, gobs of restocks and a massive selection of recent years wax including a considerable amount of higher-end products. We also offer weekly and monthly drawings, case breaks and loads more promotions.
2855 W. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85029-3350
Mostly vintage cards.
Swell & Wacky Collectibles
9960 Silverdale Way NW Suite 11
Silverdale, WA 98383
Glenn Watchmen is what I would consider the perfect Sports Card shop owner. He was my goto 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.
West Coast Sports Cards
2008 South 314th St
Federal Way, WA. 98003
They carry everything and I mean everything from cards to comics to beenie 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.
6750 E Main
Mesa, AZ 85205
The owner, JJ Genzale, opened the store in 1990 and has been in the same location the whole time.He knows his stuff.
45 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
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.
The Baseball Card Shop
1891 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
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. The cost of new packs and boxes are fair, but his prices on old wax boxes are high.
462 Sharpsville Ave
Sharon, PA 16146
Bennie's has been open since the mid-80s. They sell comic books and sports cards. Bennie who ran the comics side ran the shop with his wife Mary who handled sports cards 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.