In this series, I intend to explore the heartbeat of the hobby: local card shops. The sports card market is valued at over $20 billion, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the next decade. However, this resurgence would not have been possible if it weren’t for shops across the country. These articles will take a look at them all—from the biggest stores in New York or LA to the Main Street spots in small towns.
Today’s shop is one of the newest in the country. Just Collect is one of the largest vintage trading card buyers in the world, and now they are opening their first flagship store in Millburn, New Jersey. And while this may be a brand new retail storefront, its owner has plenty of experience in the hobby.
Leighton Sheldon founded Just Collect in 2006 and has sold over $20 million in vintage sports cards since its inception. He’s bringing that same level of expertise to a physical location to create a place for dedicated collectors and hobbyists to rejoice.
Let’s take a second and dive into the experience you can look forward to at Just Collect!