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Old 02-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive noticed a bunch of guys from Michigan on here, wheres your favorite store and why??

I dont have anything worth while near me and really need a fix soon!
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The Stadium in Bay City gets my nod. No customers get to touch packs/boxes. 100% guaranteed non pack searched. Also. They throw a kick ass pack wars. Also have a serious inventory on cards that are all logged for quick findings for set building.
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A lot of people like Sports Cards Central at Orchard Lake Rd and 14 mile in Farmington hills. There is a place in Lake Orion called Primetime Sports Cards but their prices are sky high on boxes, anywhere from $20-$40 more than what they are here at Blowout. There is Grand Slam at 17 mile and Ryan. They seem fairly reasonable.

I saw an ad today that Play Ball Sports near Westland mall was closing. Not sure if they have any deals. It's an hour drive, so not sure if I will take the chance to check it out or not.
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wow, I thought with a bunch of Michiganders on here that there would heve been more of a response. Guess this board is as dead as I was told it was?


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The Stadium in Bay City gets my nod. No customers get to touch packs/boxes. 100% guaranteed non pack searched. Also. They throw a kick ass pack wars. Also have a serious inventory on cards that are all logged for quick findings for set building.
I've known Scott since he started out in Frankenmuth. The only problem I dont like with his store is all of the gaming stuff. But I know thats where the money is these days. He had one helluva store back in the day



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A lot of people like Sports Cards Central at Orchard Lake Rd and 14 mile in Farmington hills. There is a place in Lake Orion called Primetime Sports Cards but their prices are sky high on boxes, anywhere from $20-$40 more than what they are here at Blowout. There is Grand Slam at 17 mile and Ryan. They seem fairly reasonable.

I saw an ad today that Play Ball Sports near Westland mall was closing. Not sure if they have any deals. It's an hour drive, so not sure if I will take the chance to check it out or not.

I think I have been to the store on Orchard Lake once, that was a very nice store. Well set up and lots of products. I agree with the one in Lake Orion, I was there a couple years ago and I laughed all the way around the store with his prices



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These boards are not dead, but card collecting in Michigan is sure circling the drain. It is hard to find a non-Gibraltar Card Show in Michigan these days which is sad because Michigan was one of the leaders of the card collecting revolution in the 1970's and 1980's.

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All Star in Grand Rapids is the jam, Dan is super cool

The place in the mall is decent because you can get wax on Sunday and I have to work while everyone else is at the Card Shop

The guy on Division really doesn't have a whole heck of a lot unless you know exactly what you want but his supplies are cheap

I have been to all the others near Grand Rapids and the one is Kalamazoo is cool but more of a comic shop, the one in maybe Holland? Is not great and the one is some random town had cheap 2011 Topps Update the only time I went there and I bought it all

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I've been to a majority of the better and more well known shops in michigan. Sports card central in Farmington hills is my favorite. Great prices and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Go there regularly and you will meet a lot of cool people and can make a lot of easy trades and sales while there.
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Sports Card Central in Farmington Hills is great. Last time I stopped in they were in the process of re-locating to a different spot in the same large shopping plaza, so if you have not been there before call first for directions.

Zach, the guy who works there most of the time is always helpful, fair and friendly.

Another good shop is Grand Slam in Sterling Heights. They specialize more in the vintage cards, or at least they have more on display than most shops I've been to.
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A lot of people like Sports Cards Central at Orchard Lake Rd and 14 mile in Farmington hills. There is a place in Lake Orion called Primetime Sports Cards but their prices are sky high on boxes, anywhere from $20-$40 more than what they are here at Blowout. There is Grand Slam at 17 mile and Ryan. They seem fairly reasonable.

I saw an ad today that Play Ball Sports near Westland mall was closing. Not sure if they have any deals. It's an hour drive, so not sure if I will take the chance to check it out or not.
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Sports Card Central in Farmington Hills is great. Last time I stopped in they were in the process of re-locating to a different spot in the same large shopping plaza, so if you have not been there before call first for directions.

Zach, the guy who works there most of the time is always helpful, fair and friendly.

Another good shop is Grand Slam in Sterling Heights. They specialize more in the vintage cards, or at least they have more on display than most shops I've been to.

I absolutely HATE the selection at Sports Card Central. They only have a handful of boxes on the shelves, and I've never seen a case in there.

I prefer making the hour long drive out to Mason to visit Rick at Extra Innings. Extra Innings has a much larger selection, boxes and cases all around the store.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Rick at Extra Innings has my vote..Blowout is the most active forum I have seen on the net. ,but you say not..Maybe you should get out more.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Extra Innings in my favorite here in the Lansing area (Mason area just off 127 and Cedar St). But there's a few others - All Star Cards on Saginaw. Few others in downtown area (more in like the antique malls).

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