Three Central Ohio Shops to Visit for Sports and Trading Cards

Four former MLB stars with a shared connection. Photo: Tyler Buchanan/Axios

These four baseball cards share something in common. Can you guess it?

  • I found them among thousands of other baseball, football, basketball, and Pokemon trading cards dug up during a recent spring cleaning attempt.

The plot: At first, I thought I had come across gold cardboard.

Yes, but: It turns out that most of my collection is worthless.

  • Card makers oversaturated the market with junk in the late 1980s and 1990s, which is around the time the four cards above featuring MLB players from the area Central Ohio were produced. sorry guys.
  • Included are Pat Borders and Paul Householder from Columbus, Allan Anderson from Lancaster and Kent Mercker from Dublin.

The plot: Mercer, a Dublin Coffman graduate, went on to an 18-season pitching career in become a pickleball sensation.

📬 Hi collectors: My loving and well-organized wife would like love if Axios Columbus readers want to bid on thousands of sports cards.

MeanwhileI’m going to take my Pokemon cards to a local card store, because it turns out there’s a bigger market for Pikachus than Paul Householders (sorry again, Paul).

Where to go: If you’re discovering your own collection of cards or want to stock up on some nostalgia, here are three card shops to check out:


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