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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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Old 02-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-28-2014, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-02-2014, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-02-2014, 11:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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DANG. no one mention "Nothing But Sports"? Traverse City
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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A to Z Cards & Comics in Garden City, MI -- been shopping here for over 20 years, Mike is awesome.

A and Z Cards in Allen Park, MI -- Chris literally has everything for base sets. Excellent prices too.
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Back in the day Baseball Memories in Saginaw was awesome. A huge selection and a very cool setup.
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DANG. no one mention "Nothing But Sports"? Traverse City
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Sorry to see this 6 months later, but Rich is the best!
I'm from the Detroit area and when I head up there it's well worth it.
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Sorry to see this 6 months later, but Rich is the best!
I'm from the Detroit area and when I head up there it's well worth it.
I'll drink to that for sure! Even though I moved out of Michigan about 5 years ago, everytime I visit my folks, I make sure to make a trip up to TC to catch up and support Rich. Whether you spend $10 or $1,000 he treats every customer like gold and has a great selection!
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I use 3 coins in trenton, mi...very satisfied with the inventory and wide range of boxes and memorabilia....however, it is also a coin shop. I do also recommend the taylor town card show which is the first weekend of every month. it is on this months friday 6, 7, and 8th. large turnouts with tons of dealers. And that is locate in taylor
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do any of these shops sell the wwe hobby boxes?
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Hmm, you guys have given me a few more areas to try if I am in for field trip. Sounds like bay city might be the first on the list.
I will check out A-Z in Allen Park, that is a short drive.

I was not impressed with the shop on Farmington. Not much of selection, the guy behind the counter was kind of snobby as well (don't remember his name). Maybe I caught a bad day.

I frequent Stadium Comics in Ypsilanti. It is small, close, and the owner is a great guy. Just have to be careful of Magic tourneys.
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Grand slam sports shop on 17 and ryan is my fav. Ron and Dave are pretty good at keeping fair prices on boxes and ive pulled some pretty good cards from there.
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A to Z Comics in Garden City, Grand Slam in Sterling Heights are my local favorites.

Sports Card Central used to be okay, but it's moved twice in the last year and the vintage selection has gone downhill.

Nothing but Sports in Traverse City is awesome, but I only get up there every few years.
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I haven't really found a shop that I love in Michigan. It seems that every shop I go to either has a good selection of overpriced boxes, or a poor selection of perfectly priced boxes.

The trip to gibraltar at the end of each month usually works for me. Joe Manzella has a better selection than any shop I've been to, and his price point is perfect.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My favorite shop in Michigan is Scott's in Kalamazoo. They don't have the largest selection but they do have some good stuff . Easy to negotiate with . Buys cards every single time I try to sell . They pay strong for good Tigers cards . They don't fluctuate the box prices or pack prices often so if a product gets hot you can usually still get it for close to original prices . Again, not the largest selection of packs , hardly any big moneys packs and tends to focus on Topps products over anything else . I like Topps products though so ....
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