Do you buy cards?
Yes, we do buy cards and collections. We are most interested in baseball and football cards manufactured before 1985. As a general rule, we do not buy cards manufactured between the mid-1980s and late 1990s. Unfortunately, sports cards manufactured during these years were mass produced and hold little to no value. One of the things you may want to do is check out ebay for the same or similar cards or stop in and get a Beckett Price Guide.
I have a truckload of cards from ’80s and ’90s. What can I do with them?
We’d suggest picking out all the key cards from the period by using a Beckett Price Guide as a point of reference. If you are sitting on a few of those 1993 and 1994 Jeter and A-Rod SP Baseball rookies or 1991 and 1992 Favre Stadium Club rookies, bring them in and we’ll make you an offer. Otherwise you can donate the rest to your favorite charity, give them away to your kids or relatives.
Do you appraise collections?
Yes, we do appraise collections. Price is $30 per hour. If you are interested, and we are able to make a deal, we will absorb the cost at no additional charge to you.
Can you look up prices on a few cards for me?
Beckett publishes price guides for virtually every sport and we carry all of the latest issues. That being said, if you have one or two cards, we’re happy to look them up unless we are swamped at the shop.
Customers in the store take precedence to looking up prices. That being said, we would again, suggest checking ebay.
Your packs and boxes are more expensive than what I can buy online. Why?
The answer is simple. It’s called ‘volume’ and overhead. Internet sellers (distributors) are working off a volume business model. The more boxes they can push out, the higher quantities they can order, and the less it costs.
What grading and authentication services do you recommend?
For vintage cards, PSA. For modern cards, Beckett Grading Service. For autograph and signature authentication, PSA/DNA.
Where are you located? How do I get there?
The Card Shop is located at 4725 South 131st Street, Omaha – just one block southeast of 132nd & “L” Streets inside the Western Bowl bowling alley. For first-timers, finding us can be a little tricky, but find us once and you’ll never forget it! This is the former location of Sports Center Cards & Collectibles.
What makes your shop special?
We take great pride in the hobby and in creating an environment that is inviting, friendly, and fun! Young or old, “newbie” or “seasoned,” we welcome all collectors and treat everyone with kindness and respect. We have knowledgeable staff who have years of hobby experience, and who truly care about you.