Eddie’s Sports Treasures – Knoxville, Tennessee

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I also ventured out to another Knoxville sports card shop.  Eddie’s Sports Treasures in Knoxville, Tennessee didn’t disappoint.  It was about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown Knoxville and was set in a very strip-mall-like atmosphere.  But once I walked in, I was pretty happy with the place.  It was big and loaded with all kinds of sports memorabilia.  Owner Eddie Barkley had authentic jerseys, signed helmets, signed photos, and a great selection of cards.  He also had a bunch of officially licensed products like t-shirts, hats, etc… Eddie’s Sports Treasures has a pretty strong online presence as well!  You can visit his website at eddiessportstreasures.com.  He’s also on Facebook here and Twitter @sportstreasures VIBE (4 out of 5) While it doesn’t look like much from the outside. The inside is something else. Eddie was helping another customer when I walked in.  It was like two in the afternoon so this was already a good sign.  I looked around the immense inventory, marveling at a bunch of the stuff.  He then took two calls before we had a few moments to chat about the business of cardboard. (And he took another call while […]

Webb’s Cards and Collectibles – Knoxville Tennessee

VIBE (3 out of 5) Webb’s Cards and Collectibles is a small store but very organized. It felt a little cramped as card boxes were packed to the ceiling. Each set was organized on the shelves by year, each card was in number order. If you needed a card to complete your collection this is the place to come. Especially if you need baseball from the past 40-50 years. I chatted with the owner, Bill, while his grand kids were running around the store. This was pretty cool to see two little boys playing around the store. Both boys were well behaved and energetic and put a smile on my face. INVENTORY (3 out of 5) I’m a football guy and I like to be able to buy packs and boxes not just singles. I would have given a higher score here had there been any wax boxes at all. There were some factory sets, a couple of random hobby boxes, but nothing 2017. There was an entire display case full of Peyton Manning, since it was in Knoxville, Tennessee. Most of the single cards in cases were pretty recent (last 4 years) but there were a few older cards […]

Loot Lockers x3

So I haven’t posted my Loot Lockers in a while.  Life gets busy, but I want to post more often and show of more of the stuff I pull and share with this great hobby community.  For the December and January Loot Lockers I’m just hitting the highlights. But I’ll give you the entire breakdown of the February Loot Locker.  Check them out. December 2016 Loot Locker 2016 Unparalleled 2016 Classics 2016 Certified 2016 Certified Gold Team #8 Cam Newton    2016 Certified #179 Rico Gathers 993/999    2016 Certified Sunday Certified #14 Eli Manning     2016 Classics Classic Clashes #17 John Elway/Brett Favre   2016 Classics #123 Roger Staubach (Red Back)    And the Unparalleled Drew Brees, Jalen Ramsey, Jimmy Garoppolo 2016 Unparalleled World Class Records #WCR-6 Bruce Smith    Great addition to the personal collection January 2017 Loot Locker 2016 Clear Vision 2016 Contenders 2016 Donruss Optic 2016 Clear Vision Tony Dorsett 2016 Clear Vision Joe Namath 2016 Clear Vision William Jackson III 304/999   2016 Contenders Jordan Payton Playoff Ticket Auto 25/99   2016 Donruss Optic Legends of the Fall Drew Brees 02/10    #Boom! February 2017 Loot Locker 2016 Clear Vision 2016 Contenders 2016 Donruss Optic […]

eBay purchase from Canada

One the eve of what is sure to be a historic election in the United States I received an eBay purchase from Canada. And since the Bills are on Monday Night Football for the first time in a while I had to get this post up. It was about 12 dollars and provided a pretty sweet blast from the past. Check out these very different items I’m adding to the personal collection. 1993 Stadium Club – Master Photo (Buffalo Bills) Mark Kelso. Bruce Smith,  Jim Kelly,  Andre Reed,  Pete Metzelaars,  Nate Odomes,  Bill Brooks,  Darryl Talley,  Steve Tasker,  Don Beebe,  Henry Jones,  Cornelius Bennett Here are two of the scans front and back. They are 5×7 and a  very nice addition to the Buffalo Bills collection. The second part of the shipment was a 1980 Buffalo Bills Team set from Bells Super Markets. A store that hasn’t been around in a long time.  These aren’t in the perfect condition but I really like them. They are two cards connected together with a perforation in the cardboard. These cards takes you back to being a kid and collecting the local cards. 1980 Bells Super Markets Buffalo Bills Team Set         […]