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Old 08-16-2011, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Moving to the Phoenix area in a week and was wondering if anyone can recommend any good card shops. I was trying to google some of the shops in the area but want to know from customers, who's LCS is worth while.

BTW, I like opening boxes and sometime cases, if that helps.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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where are you moving to exactly? phoenix and the surrounding areas are rather large (600 square miles or something to that effect)
My home base is Showtime in Tempe, I also frequent Box Seat in Phoenix here and there. I know there are a some others out there, Mesa and other parts of phoenix. Here is a list I grabbed from another site. Some are probably long gone by now though:

2 D Sports Cards
4500 North Oracle Road Ofc,
Tucson, AZ 85705

2D Sports Cards
5870 East Broadway Boulevard,
Tucson, Az 85711

Boxseat Baseball Cards
4855 East Warner Road Suite 18,
Phoenix, Az 85044

Card Connection
833 East Fry Boulevard Suite F,
Sierra Vista, Az 85635

Cardworld Cards & Supplies
6120 West Behrend Drive,
Glendale, Az 85308

Daves Sports Card Shop
3404 North 24th Street,
Phoenix, Az 85016

Field Of Dreams
7014 East Camelback Road Suite 2133,
Scottsdale, Az 85251

Hall Of Fame Collectibles
2753 East Broadway Road,
Mesa, Az 85204

Home Run Derby
16630 W. Greenway Rd. #323
Surprise, AZ 85374

Hoopers Sports Cards
9393 North 90th Street Suite 103,
Scottsdale, Az 85258

Hot Corner
6750 East Main Street Suite 112,
Mesa, Az 85205

Josh's Sports Cards & Stuff
1960 Highway 95 Suite 4,
Bullhead City, Az 86442

Kards - 4 - You
4052 North Oracle Road,
Tucson, Az 85705

Lost In Sports-antiques Off The Square
145 North Cortez Street,
Prescott, Az 86301

North Valley Sports Cards
7480 West Bell Rd. Suite 106
Arizona 85308

Sideline Card Hobby Shop
7017 North Litchfield Road,
Glendale, Az 85307

Sports Images AZ
207 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tailgate Sportscards & Supplies
10160 West Mcdowell Road
Avondale Az 85323

Trader Down Sports Cards, Gaming, & Comics
1916 S Gilbert Rd Ste 3

Umpire's Choice Trading Cards
13843 North Tatum Boulevard Suite 33,
Phoenix, Az 85032

Phoenix Card Co-Op
4326 W Bell Rd # 7
Glendale, AZ 85308
602-548-1254

Batters Box Sports Cards
2855 W Cactus Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602-942-9156

Flagstaff Sportscards
13 N San Francisco#102
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-779-6035

Home Plate Sports Cards
12802 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602-861-9259

Jeff's Mountain View Sports Cards
6224 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85712

Showtime Cards
5801 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85712

Showtime Sports Cards
3415 S. McClintock Dr #111
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-820-2226

Valley Trophies & Sports Cards
7333 W Thomas Rd Suite #10
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Phone: 623-873-0262
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anything west of phoenix
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Sont have a ton of time but want to go to a couple of the best. Any opinions??
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Showtime Sports Cards
3415 S. McClintock Dr #111
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-820-2226

this is my place, pete and the rest of the staff are great.

I've heard good things about the one in Gilber and Mesa also, but never have been. I've also been to Box Seat but it's been a while. Good guys though, lots of cool memorabilia and older cards.
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Showtime Sports Cards
3415 S. McClintock Dr #111
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-820-2226

this is my place, pete and the rest of the staff are great.

I've heard good things about the one in Gilber and Mesa also, but never have been. I've also been to Box Seat but it's been a while. Good guys though, lots of cool memorabilia and older cards.
Thanks. Have some pretty good stuff trade or sell. Which are best for that
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I know showtime will take a look, like most LCS's the money is from sealed boxes/packs and gaming. They do commission sales for regulars but many of the cards tend to sit so they don't buy much. Box Seat also does commission sales, but the guys have friends that are always looking for stuff. I don't think I have sold or traded at either place, but I may be wrong since I've been going for quite a few years at this point. The other shops you will have to hope that some others from AZ see this thread and post or you can call or just stop on by.
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Umpire's Choice has long since went out of business

Steer clear of BoxSeat collectibles. Ridiculous prices, and the owner comes off as kinda shady IMO
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[QUOTE=WalterAZ31;2371013]Umpire's Choice has long since went out of business

Steer clear of BoxSeat collectibles. Ridiculous prices, and the owner comes off as kinda shady IMO. You will rarely find more than one box of same product in a case, and i always fear he lets his regulars or whoever come and rip a case for the main hits and then sells the rest
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I havent been to Boxseat for a while but it used to be a co-op store. People rent a case and sell their cards from it. Thats why it would seem like only a few boxes in a case. You have to check out everything because people can price things however they want but it was possible to find deals.
Showtime definitely best store around!
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best store in my opinion. No other one compares.

AZ Sports Cards
10045 W. Camelback Road, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 742-9100

I found a very nice gem at boxseat a few weeks ago.

Rookies 2 legends
3508 W Greenway Rd
Ste 8
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 795-7333

Another great store.. I trade here a lot. Owner Ed is nicest guy out there. I have gone to all the shops in phoenix.. these 2 are the best.
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I'll back up Cactuspies for Showtime in Tempe, its actually the only store I go to, and some weeks im there 2-3 times. If you are looking to sell your collection Pete would take a look at it, and he is dead honest about what he can offer you and why? If you have unopened boxes he will definetely take a look, as this is what he is most interested in buying. I know for regulars and im pretty sure for anyone that wants cases he can help you with that. If you give him a heads before hand he can probably get you anything you want.
And he recentely started a trade day, usually one saturday a month a lot of the regualars bring in some of there collections and trade, and do some pack wars... its a great way to meet other collectors.
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I'll back up Cactuspies for Showtime in Tempe, its actually the only store I go to, and some weeks im there 2-3 times. If you are looking to sell your collection Pete would take a look at it, and he is dead honest about what he can offer you and why? If you have unopened boxes he will definetely take a look, as this is what he is most interested in buying. I know for regulars and im pretty sure for anyone that wants cases he can help you with that. If you give him a heads before hand he can probably get you anything you want.
And he recentely started a trade day, usually one saturday a month a lot of the regualars bring in some of there collections and trade, and do some pack wars... its a great way to meet other collectors.
I bet we have run into each other. I haven't made a trade day yet. I work overnights on the weekends and keep sleeping through the times. When I was there last week or the week before the kid working there was saying there will be another trade day around the 2nd or 3rd week or April.
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Pete definitely runs a good shop at Showtime

does anyone know if hot corner is still open in mesa?
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Trading Day @ Showtime in Tempe tomorrow 4/7 from 11-1 or so. Looks like from the text I got they are going to do some NT cases and I was told maybe some pack wars. I'm going to try and make it, I hear they have been going well on the other ones that have been done.
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The new store in Peoria is extremely nice. 7797 W Paradise Lane for those interested.
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If ur in the west i also reconmend az sports cards. Great prices.
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