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 […]

The Loot Locker – April 2017

Yes, it’s almost June. I’ve been neglecting my posts. I have about 6 or 7 in the works just about ready to post with another 3-4 stored up in my huge noggin. But since it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything please take a look at my last Loot Locker. Without further delay…the April Loot Locker. Three Hobby Packs 2016 Donruss Optic Football 2016 Panini Draft Picks Prizm Football 2016 Panini Clear Vision Football 2016 Donruss Optic Football 2016 Donruss Optic – Holo #129 Rookies – Kevin Dodd 2016 Panini Draft Picks Prizm Football 2016 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks – Prizms #72 Matt Forte 2016 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks – Prizms Autographs #193 Jason Spriggs 2016 Panini Clear Vision Football 2016 Panini Clear Vision – #24 Ameer Abdullah 2016 Panini Clear Vision – #97 Randall Cunningham 2016 Panini Clear Vision – Clear Rivals – Blue #9 Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin 83/99   No big hit, but overall not too bad. To go along with the Optic Holo,I also pulled two cards that I need to complete the base set of 2016 Optic. As always all are for trade or sale. Hit me up.

Mail Day – April 14th 2017

Another successful group break with Fox’s Fire Card (@brownsfan83 on Twitter).  Photos only since it’s a beautiful day for sitting on a patio with a cold beverage and good friends. Some Buffalo Bills from Panini Phoenix… A few more Bills… 2016 Clear Vision LeSean McCoy Mega Jersey 24/99 And a couple of randoms… And a couple of hits… 2016 Clear Vision Amari Cooper Clear Change 88/99 2015 Topps High Tek Bryce Petty Autograph

The Loot Locker – March 2017

Back again this month with a pleasant surprise.  After all these Loot Lockers I finally got a bonus locker.  Two extra hobby packs for the upgraded Loot Locker! Regular 3 Packs 2016 Donruss Optic Football 2016 Panini Phoenix Football 2016 Panini Playoff Football Not much to write home about in the first few packs… 2016 Panini Playoff – Kickoff #211 Rookies – Vernon Hargreaves III 054/199    2016 Donruss Optic – Orange #31 Emmanuel Sanders 177/199   2016 Donruss Optic – Inducted #1 Brett Favre    Two Bonus Packs 2016 Donruss Optic Football 2016 Panini Phoenix Football 2016 Donruss Optic – Fans of the Game #5 Daniella Monet   2016 Panini Phoenix – RPS Rookie Memorabilia – Jumbo Yellow Prime #JM-WF Will Fuller V 04/25 #Boom! As always all for trade or sale. Until next time, go open another pack.