After receiving nearly 1,400 submissions, we’re nearly ready to name America’s Best Card Shop™. a prize package worth approximately $50,000 is on the line, and there are only four stores standing.
These are the America’s Best Card Shop™ finalists:
- Baseball Card Connection (Effingham, IL) —Baseball Card Connection is a family-owned card shop that has been in business for 30 years. It operates out of a 6,000 square foot store in downtown Effingham, and has more than 10 million cards in stock.
- The Card Vault (Foxborough, MA) — Located across the street from Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play, The Card Vault bills itself as “the ultimate sports card experience.” The Card Vault is a modern retail shop for collectors to buy, sell, trade, and submit their cards for grading.
- Honey Hole Collectibles (Escondido, CA) — Honey Hole Collectibles is a shop that has something for everyone. It boasts a huge inventory of the newest releases, an incredible selection of cards from the 80s and 90s, and cases full of graded singles. Honey Hole is located 30 minutes north of San Diego.
- Real Sportscards (Champlin, MN) —Located just outside of Minneapolis, Real Sportscards has reimagined the traditional sports card store. Their flagship shop in Champlin features a sales floor, a lounge, and studios where they break online for more than 10 hours every day.
The four finalists were selected by an all-star panel of judges of well-known personalities within the sports card hobby including: Topps’ Hobby Sales Director Kevin O’Neil, Women of the Hobby co-founder and industry veteran Susan “Sooz” Lulgjuraj, Loupe founder and CEO Eric Doty, Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon, and artist and entrepreneur DJ Skee.
We’d like to extend a huge “thank you!” to The Topps Company, Blowout Cards, All Sports Marketing and PSA for helping sponsor America’s Best Card Shop™ and making this nationwide search possible.
After you check out each of the finalists, you can vote for America’s Best Card Shop™ here. The winner is 100 percent determined by the community, so your voice definitely matters! We’ll crown a champion live on-stage at The National toward the end of July, finally naming America’s Best Card Shop™ once and for all.