Collecting Chicago White Sox
Looking for: 2006 Topps World Series Relics = Bobby jenks (Glove) & Carl Everett (Jersey) Cards.
I have noticed that we ave seen less and less of the "I am starting a card shop" threads and maybe this one will put an end to them once and for all. If the FCB store cannot make it in good economic times than the chances of anyone else making it are slim and none. I had a shop for nine years and cried nearly every week when I did the books because I was barely making a living at it despite the fact it was my dream for years.
It is like someone once said to me when I bought a snowmobile......the happiest day of your life is when you buy it and the second happiest day of your life is when you sell (or close) it!.
Like it or not this hobby, in terms of unopened, is moving to online retailers or even box breakers because of the expense involved. As a vintage collector I have not been tempted to buy anything modern but I do have to admit the box break concept has intrigued me enough to make me consider getting into a few breaks for a fraction of the cost of what a modern box will run me.
Chris- Sorry to hear about the store closing, but glad to see more of you on here.
Chris best of luck man. I am glad I got to meet the man, myth and legend back in '12 when my wife and I were visiting my brother at the Shepperd Center in ATL.
Boredom kills, and those it does not kill, it cripples, and those it does not cripple, it bleeds like a leech, leaving its victims pale, insipid and brooding. B. Harden
Didn't see this thread and stopped by today for some wax. Sucks
"Ain't" was officially made a word a few years back.