4/14/19

2019 BOWMAN BASEBALL ARRIVES WEDNESDAY APRIL 17th - ENTER OUR MANY "PULL THIS CARD" CONTESTS TO WIN UP TO $550

2019 BOWMAN BASEBALL (Hobby boxes $ 129.95 and JUMBO boxes $299.95 with 3 Autographs per box) arrives Wednesday at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory.  Last year Sports Cards Plus had SEVEN Shohei Ohtani Autograph RCs pulled from our boxes.  Andrew pulled two, one of which was an Atomic Refractor, numbered to 100 which Beckett graded a BGS 9.5 with 10 Auto which sold for $8600.  Daniel also pulled two, one of which was a Shohei Ohtani Blue Refractor #d/150.  

Baseball RC Prospecting is always exciting and to add to the excitement on 2019 BOWMAN BASEBALL Release Date, Sports Cards Plus will hold a "PULL THIS CARD CONTEST"

-- First customer to pull a VLADIMIR GUERRERO Jr. Chrome Prospect Auto - WINS $100
-- First customer to pull a ELOY JIMENEZ Chrome Prospect Auto - WINS $50
-- First customer to pull a FERNANDO TATIS Chrome Prospect Auto - WINS $50
-- First customer to pull a MIKE TROUT Chrome 30th Anniversary Auto - WINS $100
-- First customer to pull a SHOHEI OHTANI Chrome 30th Anniversary Auto - WINS $50
-- First customer to pull a RONALD ACUNA Chrome 30th Anniversary Auto - WINS $50
-- First customer to pull a AARON JUDGE Chrome 30th Anniversary Auto - WINS $50
-- First customer to pull a MIKE TROUT Bowman Bowman Sterling Auto - WINS $100
***Purchases must be opened in our store to qualify to WIN.

Even if you don't win one of our "PULL THIS CARD" Contests, there are TONS of GREAT PROSPECTS in 2019 Bowman Baseball. To help educate our customers their Bowman Prospecting adventures, check out this exerpt from a recent MLB article.

Annual look at the starting assignments for MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects.
Eleven Top 100 Prospects made big league Opening Day rosters, headlined by three of the game's four best young talents: Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (No. 2), White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez (No. 3) and Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (No. 4). Other prospects who started the season in the Majors included Padres catcher/outfielder Francisco Mejia (No. 26), Braves right-hander Kyle Wright (No. 30), Padres righty Chris Paddack (No. 32), Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo (No. 33), Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (No. 50), Astros righty Josh James (No. 61), Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (No. 64) and Braves righty Bryse Wilson (No. 80).
Starting spots for all team Top 30 prospects
AL EastBALBOSNYYTBTOR
NL EastATLMIANYMPHIWSH
AL CentralCLECWSDETKCMIN
NL CentralCHCCINMILPIT, STL
AL WestHOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL WestARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
DivisionTeam
Yankees right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga (No. 65) and D-backs righty Jon Duplantier (No. 72) both have been promoted to the Majors before the start of the Minor League season. Cardinals righty Alex Reyes began in St. Louis and at No. 33 on the Top 100, then graduated off the list as soon as he retired his first big league hitter of the season.
Of the other 87 Top 100 Prospects not currently in the Majors, 70 are on Minor League Opening Day rosters: 23 in Triple-A, 21 in Double-A, 19 in high Class A and seven in low Class A. Three others are in extended spring training, and 14 are dealing with injuries. We present the complete list of Top 100 Prospect starting assignments at the bottom of this story.
Teams to watch
The Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Astros, is the lone Minor League club with four Top 100 Prospects on its roster. Right-hander Forrest Whitley (No. 7) is baseball's best pitching prospect and he's joined by outfielders Kyle Tucker (No. 8) and Yordan Alvarez (No. 43) plus righty Corbin Martin (No. 79). Tucker returns to the Pacific Coast League after leading the circuit in slugging (.590) and OPS (.989) in 2018.
Three Minor League teams can boast of three Top 100 Prospects, including the Braves' top two affiliates. The Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers feature right-handers Mike Soroka (No. 24) and Touki Toussaint (No. 49) along with third baseman Austin Riley (No. 37). The Double-A Mississippi Braves have righty Ian Anderson (No. 31) and outfielders Cristian Pache (No. 35) and Drew Waters (No. 84).
Catcher Keibert Ruiz (No. 34), right-hander Dustin May (No. 68) and shortstop/second baseman Gavin Lux (No. 69) rejoin the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, a Dodgers affiliate, after helping them win the Texas League championship last September.
As noted above, the Padres have three Top 100 Prospects in the big leagues with Tatis, Mejia and Paddack.
New faces
Four Top 100 Prospects will play their first games with new organizations after getting traded in the offseason. The Marlins are taking it easy with right-hander Sixto Sanchez (No. 27), the prize of the J.T. Realmuto trade with the Phillies, because he missed time in 2018 with elbow and collarbone issues. He's currently in extended spring training but likely will report to the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp before too long.
The Mariners acquired three Top 100 talents, left-hander Justus Sheffield (No. 42) from the Yankees as part of a package for James Paxton, and outfielder Jarred Kelenic (No. 55) and right-hander Justin Dunn (No. 89) in the swap that sent Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets. Sheffield opens the season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, Kelenic with the low Class A West Virginia Power and Dunn with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers.
Two Top 100 Prospects, both right-handers selected in the first round of the 2018 Draft, have yet to make their pro debut. The Royals have sent Brady Singer (No. 53) to the high Class A Wilmington Blue Rocks, while the Rangers are keeping Cole Winn (No. 87) in extended spring to begin the season.
On the shelf
Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (No. 1), the game's best prospect, isn't quite ready to return to action after straining his left oblique in mid-March. He has resumed baseball activities and probably will get some brief time in Triple-A before making his highly anticipated big league debut.
Thirteen other Top 100 Prospects are dealing with injuries and have yet to be assigned to Minor League rosters. Besides Guerrero, three other position players ranked in the Top 15 are out: Reds infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel (No. 6, right ankle sprain), Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff (No. 9, minor wrist injury) and Angels outfielder Jo Adell (No. 14, left ankle and right hamstring). Yankees outfielder Estevan Florial (No. 56) broke his right wrist crashing into a center-field wall during Spring Training.
Right-handers Michael Kopech (No. 18, White Sox) and Hunter Greene (No. 36, Reds) will miss the entire season after having Tommy John surgery. Other pitchers on the sidelines include Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo (No. 12, rotator cuff strain), Rays righty Brent Honeywell (No. 28, rehabbing after Tommy John surgery), Indians righty Triston McKenzie (No. 40, upper back strain), A's lefty A.J. Puk (No. 41, rehabbing after Tommy John surgery), Padres righty Michel Baez (No. 71, shoulder inflammation), Tigers righty Franklin Perez (No. 77, shoulder tendinitis) and Blue Jays righty Eric Pardinho (No. 96, elbow soreness).
When healthy, Senzel and Honeywell are expected to report to Triple-A; Kirilloff, Adell, McKenzie and Baez to Double-A; Florial and Perez to high Class A; and Pardinho to low Class A. It's unclear where Luzardo or Puk will start their 2019 seasons.
The complete list
1) Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Blue Jays -- Extended spring training - rehab
2) Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, Padres -- San Diego Padres (MLB)
3) Eloy Jimenez, OF, White Sox -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
4) Victor Robles, OF, Nationals -- Washington Nationals (MLB)
5) Royce Lewis, SS, Twins -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
6) Nick Senzel, 3B, Reds -- Louisville Bats (AAA) - IL
7) Forrest Whitley, RHP, Astros -- Round Rock Express (AAA)
8) Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros -- Round Rock Express (AAA)
9) Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA) - IL
10) Brendan Rodgers, SS, Rockies -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
11) Bo Bichette, SS, Blue Jays -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
12) Jesus Luzardo, LHP, A's -- Extended spring training - rehab
13) Wander Franco, SS, Rays -- Bowling Green Hot Rods (A)
14) Jo Adell, OF, Angels -- Mobile BayBears (AA) - IL
15) MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
16) Taylor Trammell, OF, Reds -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
17) Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers -- Lakeland Tigers (A Adv)
18) Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox -- Chicago White Sox (MLB) - IL
19) Mitch Keller, RHP, Pirates -- Indianapolis Indians (AAA)
20) Keston Hiura, 2B, Brewers -- San Antonio Missions (AAA)
21) Dylan Cease, RHP, White Sox -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
22) Joey Bart, C, Giants -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
23) Luis Urias, INF, Padres -- El Paso Chichuahuas (AAA)
24) Mike Soroka, RHP, Braves -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
25) Carter Kieboom, SS, Nationals -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
26) Francisco Mejia, C, Padres -- San Diego Padres (MLB)
27) Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Marlins -- Extended spring training
28) Brent Honeywell, RHP, Rays -- Durham Bulls (AAA) - IL
29) Brendan McKay, LHP, Rays -- Montgomery Biscuits (AA)
30) Kyle Wright, RHP, Braves -- Atlanta Braves (MLB)
31) Hunter Greene, RHP, Reds -- Out for season - Tommy John surgery
32) Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
33) Chris Paddack, RHP, Padres -- San Diego Padres (MLB)
34) Alex Verdugo, OF, Dodgers -- Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
35) Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers -- Tulsa Drillers (AA)
36) Cristian Pache, OF, Braves -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
37) Austin Riley, 3B, Braves -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
38) Jesus Sanchez, OF, Rays -- Montgomery Biscuits (AA)
39) Luis Robert, OF, White Sox -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
40) Triston McKenzie, RHP, Indians -- Extended spring training - rehab
41) A.J. Puk, LHP, A's -- Extended spring training - rehab
42) Justus Sheffield, LHP, Mariners -- Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)
43) Yordan Alvarez, OF, Astros -- Round Rock Express (AAA)
44) Sean Murphy, C, A's -- Las Vegas Aviators (AAA)
45) Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pirates -- Indianapolis Indians (AAA)
46) Nick Madrigal, 2B, White Sox -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
47) Luis Patino, RHP, Padres -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
48) Adrian Morejon, LHP, Padres -- Amarillo Sod Poodles (AA)
49) Touki Toussaint, RHP, Braves -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
50) Pete Alonso, 1B, Mets -- New York Mets (MLB)
51) Matt Manning, RHP, Tigers -- Erie SeaWolves (AA)
52) Jonathan India, 3B, Reds -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
53) Brady Singer, RHP, Royals -- Wilmington Blue Rocks (A Adv)
54) Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Rays -- Extended spring training
55) Jarred Kelenic, OF, Mariners -- West Virginia Power (A)
56) Estevan Florial, OF, Yankees -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv) - IL
57) Andres Gimenez, SS, Mets -- BInghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
58) Alec Bohm, 3B, Phillies -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
59) Jazz Chisholm, SS, D-backs -- Jackson Generals (AA)
60) Nolan Gorman, 3B, Cardinals -- Peoria Chiefs (A)
61) Josh James, RHP, Astros -- Houston Astros (MLB)
62) Griffin Canning, RHP, Angels -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
63) Yusniel Diaz, OF, Orioles -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
64) Danny Jansen, C, Blue Jays -- Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
65) Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP, Yankees -- New York Yankees (MLB)
66) Nolan Jones, 3B, Indians -- Lynchburg Hillcats (A Adv)
67) Brusdar Graterol, RHP, Twins -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
68) Dustin May, RHP, Dodgers -- Tulsa Drillers (AA)
69) Gavin Lux, SS/2B, Dodgers -- Tulsa Drillers (AA)
70) Ryan Mountcastle, 3B, Orioles -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
71) Michel Baez, RHP, Padres -- Extended spring training - rehab
72) Jon Duplantier, RHP, D-backs -- Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
73) Logan Allen, LHP, Padres -- El Paso Chichuahuas (AAA)
74) Luis Garcia, INF, Nationals -- Harrisburg Senators (AA)
75) Nate Pearson, RHP, Blue Jays -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
76) Adonis Medina, RHP, Phillies -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
77) Franklin Perez, RHP, Tigers -- Lakeland Tigers (A Adv) - IL
78) Michael Chavis, 3B/1B, Red Sox -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
79) Corbin Martin, RHP, Astros -- Round Rock Express (AAA)
80) Bryse Wilson, RHP, Braves -- Atlanta Braves (MLB)
81) Taylor Widener, RHP, D-backs -- Reno Aces (AAA)
82) Ronaldo Hernandez, C, Rays -- Charlotte Stone Crabs (A Adv)
83) Hans Crouse, RHP, Rangers -- Hickory Crawdads (A)
84) Drew Waters, OF, Braves -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
85) Travis Swaggerty, OF, Pirates -- Bradenton Marauders (A Adv)
86) Julio Pablo Martinez, OF, Rangers -- Hickory Crawdads (A)
87) Cole Winn, RHP, Rangers -- Extended spring training
88) D.L. Hall, LHP, Orioles -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
89) Justin Dunn, RHP, Mariners -- Arkansas Travelers (AA)
90) Heliot Ramos, OF, Giants -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
91) Ryan Weathers, LHP, Padres -- Fort Wayne TinCaps (A)
92) Miguel Amaya, C, Cubs -- Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A Adv)
93) Colton Welker, 3B, Rockies -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
94) Oneil Cruz, SS, Pirates -- Bradenton Marauders (A Adv)
95) J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, Astros -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
96) Eric Pardinho, RHP, Blue Jays -- Lansing Lugnuts (A) - IL
97) Victor Victor Mesa, OF, Marlins -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv)
98) Nico Hoerner, SS, Cubs -- Tennessee Smokies (AA)
99) Vidal Brujan, 2B, Rays -- Charlotte Stone Crabs (A Adv)
100) Corey Ray, OF, Brewers -- San Antonio Missions (AAA)

4/11/19

2018 PANINI HONORS FOOTBALL ($299.95 limit 2 boxes at this price) ARRIVES FRIDAY, APRIL 12th AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS




On Friday, the company’s 2019 Honors Football arrives boasting a bevy of old-school nostalgia and new-school shine.

By incorporating the most desirable aspects of the last Honors release in 2016 and mixing in a few new collector-friendly tweaks, 2018 Honors Football looks to be a blockbuster featuring original and BGS-graded BuyBacks of classic Panini America cards, more on-card autographs than in 2016, and updated base and autograph versions of top rookies from 2018 Score Football and 2018 Classics Football on premium Optichrome technology.
On average, each hobby box of 2018 Honors Football (four cards per box, 10 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and two base cards. Additional highlights of 2018 Honors Football include . . .


  • Updated autograph versions of some of the most iconic cards of all time, including 1989 Score Football Barry Sanders1990 Score Football Emmitt Smith2000 Score Preview Football Tom Brady2001 Score Select Football Drew Brees and more.
  • BGS-graded BuyBacks of legends such as Walter PaytonJohnny UnitasBart StarrTom BradyAaron RodgersReggie WhiteJerry RiceRandy MossDan MarinoJohn ElwayDrew Brees and Bill Belichick and more.
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  • The 32-card Honors Base set (one player per NFL team) includes base versions numbered to 99 as well as Gold (numbered to 75), Blue(numbered to 25), Orange (numbered to 10), Red (numbered to five) and Black 1/1 parallels. There are also Honors Base Signatures sharing the same parallel configuration.
  • Classics Update Rookies and Score Update Rookies subsets honoring the top 30 rookies of 2018 on Optichrome stock and featuring an array of parallels numbered to 99 or less.
  • Base Score Update Rookies Signatures (numbered to 99 or less) are accompanied by Gold Zone (numbered to 50 or less), Artist’s Proof(numbered to 35), Red Zone (numbered to 20), First Down (numbered to 10), End Zone (numbered to six) and Gem Masters 1/1 parallel versions.
  • Base Classics Update Rookies Significant Signatures numbered to 99 or less and featuring Green, Gold, Red, Orange, Blue and Black parallel versions.
  • Gem Masters parallel versions of the base sets printed on Optichrome stock.
  • The landmark Recollection Collection includes some of the best cards ever made of the best players, all hard-signed and hand-numbered

4/9/19

2019 DIAMOND KINGS BASEBALL ($68 per box) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY WITH A POSSIBLE BABE RUTH AUTO CUT MEMORABILIA CARD

2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Diamond Material Cuts Signatures
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball cards are like a time capsule for both the sport and collecting. The checklist highlights current stars and prospects in addition to baseball's greatest stars from the past, including some from baseball’s earliest years. 2019 Diamond Kings includes some new designs and themes as you’d expect, but Panini remains true to Diamond King's past and some of the hobby’s iconic releases from over a century ago.
Hobby boxes have twelve packs with each box delivering both an autograph and a memorabilia card.

2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Base Set Basics

2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball BaseThe base set has 150 cards, of which 50 are short prints. Veterans, rookies and retired players are all included in the base set.
Hobby boxes come with four total parallels, one Artist Proof and three Framed cards, which come in a variety of colors.


Inserts

2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball DK FlashbacksEvery 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball hobby pack have an insert of some kind, which showcase many themes from the past.
DK Flashbacks take it back to the early parts of 20 players’ careers.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball 1919 Diamond KingsDick Perez didn’t debut Diamond Kings until 1982 Donruss Baseball. 2019 Diamond Kings play ‘What If?’ with the line, imagining a design that might have existed if they were around 100 years ago along with the players to match.
DK 205 draws inspiration from 1911 T205 Gold Border, one of the most iconic tobacco sets of all-time. Active and retired stars are included on these. Select cards also have autograph versions.
The 300 is a ten-card tribute to pitchers who reached the 300-win plateau over the course of their careers.
Other inserts include Squires, Team Heroes, HOF Heroes, Masters of the Game and tributes to both Babe Ruth and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

Autographs and Memorabilia Cards

2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball DK Signatures2019 Panini Diamond Kings has a handful of autograph and memorabilia card inserts.
DK Signatures and DK Material Signatures both have veterans, prospects and past players on their checklists. The regular autographs have four levels of parallels, all with 99 copies or less.
DK Material Signatures cards come with a pair of memorabilia pieces. These are also Panini’s first autographed memorabilia cards for 2019 rookies.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball DK Materials Signatures
Retro 1983 DK Material Signatures also have two swatches to go with the autograph. These draw inspiration from the 1983 Diamond Kings subset for their look.
Cut signatures from baseball legends can be found in both Diamond Cuts and Diamond Material Cuts, which also add memorabilia.
Additional memorabilia cards are available in the returning Bat Kings, Jersey Kings and DK Materials.

3/31/19

2018-19 COURT KINGS BASKETBALL (2 AUTOS per box & just $94) ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY WITH 4 LEVELS OF ROOKIE CARDS AND TONS OF ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS


This Wednesday, the NBA’s most gifted performance artists once again get a trading card tribute to match their bold, expressionistic talents. Panini America’s 2018-19 Court Kings Basketball arrives on April 3rd. A vital and robust staple on the NBA collecting landscape every year, Court Kings Basketball delivers once again this season with a slightly revised content mix and some of the most vibrant cards you’ll see in this or any other season.
On average, each hobby box (10 cards per box) will deliver two autographs, two Rookie Cards, two inserts and one parallel. Like the Court Kings creations that have come before, this one provides some of the most visually stunning designs of the year and four unique Rookie Card tiers per player.
The highlights of 2018-19 Court Kings Basketball are many and include . . .
  • On-card autographs in Fresh PaintHeir Apparent and Legacies Signatures. All on-card autographs are limited to 199 or less. Find members of the 2018-19 NBA Rookie Class in Fresh Paint and Heir Apparent. 
  • Autographs of some of the NBA’s all-time greats in Legacies Signatures — including Kobe BryantReggie Miller and Bill Russell.
  • Find Sapphire versions numbered to 25 or less and Masterpiece 1/1 versions.
  • Short-printed insert cards in AuroraLeCinque Piu Belle and Gallery of Stars. Aurora, Le Cinque Pui Belle and Gallery of Stars combine to fall even fewer than one per case.
  • Collect four of the most unique Rookie Cards of the year in Rookies I through IV, where each version is more scarce than the previous, culminating in the super short-printed Rookies IV.

3/24/19

BETA TEST FOR SPORTS CARDS PLUS CARD SHOW IN THE SHOP A SUCCESS - Mark Saturday, April 20th for our next Card Show in The Shop


Sports Cards Plus has been active in The Hobby since 1982.  We started selling at Sport Card Shows in 1985 and in 1992 we opened Sports Cards Plus in The Lockhill Village Shopping Center on the Northside of San Antonio, Texas.

The Hobby (an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation) has five main aspects to it.  Those of us involved in this hobby, may find ourselves described by one or more of the following:

1. Collecting as an individual effort, just for the fun of it with no concern as to the extrinsic value of one's collection.

2. Collecting as a social activity to share our love for what we do.

3. Collecting as an long-term investment with the end goal of liquidating or selling in part or all, sometime in the future.

4. Collecting as a short-term investment, buying and selling as pieces of our investment peak in value, then replacing what we sell with more pieces with perceived potential.

5. Those entirely involved in the business side of The Hobby, who facilitate the needs and wants of those described above.

I can be described as "all of the above."  I have a sizeable personal collection which I find difficult to let go of.  I own a business,  Sports Cards Plus which sometime in the foreseeable future will be owned by my son.

We've seen many changes in The Hobby, most of which have been improvements.  The internet, with its technology, capabilities and pitfalls has been a major change agent, bringing us to where The Hobby stands today.

Sports Card Forums, eBay, internet trading sites, Youtube, Group Breaker sites are all valuable pieces of The Hobby and have greatly expanded the reach of the collector.  At the same time, especially in the case of the novice hobbyist, the internet has been a place where "a few bad apples" are lurking in efforts to take advantage of good willed hobbyist and cheat them out of their money. 

Through it all, the brick & mortar physical Card Shop has been the stabilizing safe-haven for all hobbyist, experienced and novice, to learn & expand their collecting interests.  The physical Card Shop provides a safe-haven for face-to-face education, social contact with others of like interests, and immediate exchange of hobby needs.

Sports Cards Plus has taken great pride in taking the time to educate the novice collector and provide a family-friendly physical location for collectors of all experience-levels to reach their collecting goals.

In our efforts to make this a better hobby for the San Antonio community, we held our first "Card Show In The Shop" on Saturday, March 23rd.  This was a "Beta Test" of sorts to see how this might work, determine areas for improvement and plan the next event.

Five collector show dealers set up to buy/sell/trade with Sports Cards Plus Saturday customers.  By my count, over 100 Sports Cards Plus customers showed up to interact with our customer show dealers.

Initial feedback from Saturday customers was extremely positive and all show dealers said they wanted to do it again.  Over the course of the next few days, I will seek feedback from each of the show dealers and some of my repeat customers to see how we can improve the event for everyone.

Mark Saturday, April 20th on your calendar for our next "Card Show in The Shop." It will be a little bigger and even better for for everyone.