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Old 02-20-2014, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please tell me there is at least one decent human being selling cards out of a shop in this city of Houston, TX! I'm talking about respectable business owners.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Houston Sports Connection - On Westheimer. The owner is everything you would want an owner to be - imo. They have been in business a long time and do things right.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I appreciate the quick response! Now I have somewhere to spend all of my money.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a post i think might help you in your search

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I don't know if you guys need any more shops to visit. I am a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine and I've hit just about every card store in the greater Houston area.

Houston Sports Connection is on the West side after the Beltway 8 on Westheimer. Selection is ok but i think the prices are a bit high on the wax side. Good amount of supplies. They may work with you a little bit on boxes (5% - 10% off sticker) but the prices are pretty high.

Odyssey Comics and Cards i've only been to once but the guy worked with me and sold me the rest of 09-10 UD Basketball packs (i think 9 packs for a total of $30 and still got 2 GUs and an auto). Very nice owner.

On the east side of Houston near the beltway is store called Sportscard Shack run by a nice Filipino guy. It's a small shop its with a lot of the recent sort of brands for baseball, football, and basketball. Not the biggest selection but enough. He can work deals with you too. Lots of kids go there to play gaming cards and stuff.

On the north side of Houston, there is a flea market called Armadillo Flea Market on I-45 north just exit Airtex. If you enter the front left entrance (i think it used to be a garden ridge) go straight back and you'll find a lady who sells action figures, jerseys, and a small selection of wax. I think I bought most of the basketball boxes but i remember there being 2002-03 SP Authentic bkb and a fair amount of football/baseball as well and singles/memorabilia. She works the booth and the owner is a retired cop i think and she can call the guy to see if he can knock the price down on some boxes.

The one card store I highly recommend is in Alvin, Texas. If you take 288 South to Highway 6 and go east to Alvin, and get onto Highway 35 bypass south and take a right onto E. South St. The store will be not much further and to the left. The sign to the store has been busted but this store IS WORTH THE DRIVE! It's called The Old Ballpark and this guy has some an amazing variety of sports cards and boxes. If you are really into basketball, he has tons of late 90s stuff. He has good selections of baseball and football as well as gaming stuff. This is by far the best card shop in the Houston area. If you are UH it's probably 30 minutes to get there. The guy really knows a lot about sports and there is usually 10-15 guys there on breaks chatting, talking sports, and/or busting wax. He gave me deals on some boxes and card supplies (sleeves, toploaders). I highly recommend going there.

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I'll have to keep this in mind...trying to play a fall Houstin visit!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just an update to this little thread, I went to Houston Sports Connection.
Like one of the previous posts says it's pretty pricey. $80 for a 2013 Archives box? I'll pass.
I will say that it was a cool store and almost wet myself walking in because stuff is everywhere! Display cases were full of product as were the walls.

When I went to purchase a couple packs of BDPP they took the box from behind the counter and let me pick the cards from the box. I'm not sure if this is standard practice for them but I'm a bit of stickler when it comes to that. I'd rather they pick it for anyone that buys.

If money was no object I would definitely go there again.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is an impressive shop that is loaded with product. I like how it's organized and easy to find what you're looking for. They will work with you on the pricing of anything. That's one of the many reasons I like giving them my business. I don't need them to match the lowest price found on-line but come up with something fair for us all. I've completed several high end $1,000+ trades for PC cards and even wax. If there is something you are looking at they will come up with a competitive price to make it happen.
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Odyssey is the only shop I've been to, but I really enjoy it. Greg, the owner, is a great guy.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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there is a former breaker, who has turned break, who owns a great shop, out near the woodlands, with tons of products... SPORT CARD PLUS
check his website out at Home - Sports Card Plus
hope this helps bud...
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there is a former breaker, who has turned break, who owns a great shop, out near the woodlands, with tons of products... SPORT CARD PLUS
check his website out at Home - Sports Card Plus
hope this helps bud...
Cool, did this place open recently? I might have to check this out next time I head north for whatever reason.
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I have no intention to hijack anybody's thread.

I recently pick up the sports card hobby after missing 18 years. I live in Pearland and find hard to find a store to go to. The nears one is in Alvin and he does not have much Rockets stuff. All I can do now is join online box/case breaks.

I create a Facebook group to try share pulls and collections, maybe do some trade or sell in Houston area. If anybody interested, please give it a try. The group was created couple days ago, so I am the only one posting now.

Houston Sports Cards and memorabilia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/309143492594468/

If I violate any rule, please let me know. This is my only post that I mention the Facebook group, I am sorry if it is not appropriated.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Joined group, looking to unload my Texans PC so shoot me a msg if you or anyone you know are interested
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