And as my travel season begins, this becomes the 3rd brick and mortar card shop I’ve actually visited since starting to write about them. This one in Murfreesboro, TN was open for just one week when I walked through the door. It was well laid out but Nathan, the owner, was still building his inventory. He had a great set up of glass displays with a large football section. Good for me! Nothing Jim Kelly, bad for me.
After I searched through card boxes labeled $2 and the one labeled $1.50 and the one labeled $1, I found a few Bills cards to add to my personal collection. I then chatted with the owner, Nathan. We talked about why he opened the place and what he hoped to do. He told me he was selling a lot on Ebay but also had really good foot traffic during the first week. He told me he thought the walk-ins would continue since there isn’t many places in middle Tennessee. His main business is buying and selling single cards. We chatted about the trading card industry and a little bit of football for almost 30 minutes before I paid $17 for some Bills cards. He’s what I picked up.
2014 Bowman Chrome Future of the Franchise Die-Cut Minis #FF-SW Sammy Watkins
2014 Panini Crown Royale Rookie Royalty Materials #RR37 Sammy Watkins 260/499
2015 Panini Donruss Threads #DT-SW Sammy Watkins
2013 Panini Spectra Rookie Revolution #31 Robert Woods 95/99
2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Ruby #230 Robert Woods 254/299
2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Rookie Materials Signature [Autographed] #224 Marquise Goodwin 122/299
2014 Panini Contenders #165 Rookie Ticket Preston Brown
2015 Panini Contenders Legendary Contenders #LC5 Thurman Thomas
2016 Panini Prime Signatures Prime Proof Red #244 Prime Prospects Signatures – Glenn Gronkowski 42/49
2011 Absolute Memorabilia Team Trios NFL Materials #2 DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Steve Smith 71/75
I figured since I live in Charlotte, I might as well grab a Panthers card. Not bad for a shop that has only been open for a week. If you find yourself in middle Tennessee stop by and say hello to Nathan. Tell him to hold those Buffalo Bills cards for me! You can follow his store on Twitter @GSC615