Support your LCS? Now that I’ve found one, sure!

Reggie Fleming - 1961-62 Topps Charlie Burns - 1961-62 Topps

I love a good card shop and am lucky enough to live in a city that has a number of them.  The only problem is that the really good ones (with quality vintage) are all about a 45-minute drive away.  The truly local card shops are either comic book/Magic shops with ten or eleven hockey cards gathering dust in a corner or shops trying to peddle last year’s Upper Deck at a buck a card – not really my kind of thing.

A week or so ago, I was on a lunchtime errand and missed my turn, so I pulled into a strip mall to get turned around.  Lo and behold – what’s this?  A brand-new old-school shop!  Display cases!  Hockey and baseball!  New stuff!  Old stuff!  (I’d post a link, but his site appears not to be up and running yet.)

Of course, I had no list.

I did, however, take a couple of cards from a nice-looking pile of 1961-62 Topps.  These two move me to 50 of the 66 cards in that set.

Turns out the owner is someone I knew – the former proprietor of one of the big downtown shops who got tired of paying downtown rent.  Unlike another I knew who simply took his store online, he came out to the ‘burbs and started fresh.  This is particularly nice since he always found some nice stuff.

Reggie Fleming - 1961-62 Topps Charlie Burns - 1961-62 Topps back

I’ll be back.  Oh yes, I will be back.

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3 Responses to Support your LCS? Now that I’ve found one, sure!

  1. Paul says:

    Just wondering – is this a GTA store?
    If so, where is it located?

  2. Sal says:

    LOL, I’m building this set too. What are the odds? 🙂

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