Grand Opening – Sports Zone Toys & Comics

Sports Zone Toys & Comics is a card shop that’s been around for over ten years.  The shop recently moved into a new location – 359 Market St., Sunbury, PA.

I attended it’s grand opening this weekend.  Let me tell you something.  This is how every single brick-and-mortar store should look.  Its easy to get into, lots of space to move around, and very well organized.  Every collector should have this type of shop in their backyard.

Glass cases full of singles, sealed boxes, packs, OYO minifigures, bobbleheads, and new/used wrestling figures just cover some of the items you’ll find.  There are even some tables you can sit down at and rip open a box.  I highly suggest stopping in if you’re around the area.

To commemorate the grand opening, special OYO minifigures were made with the Sports Zone Toys & Comics name on them.  Along with the minifigure came a coupon.  These coupons ranged from $10 off of a $100 purchase, free bobblehead, free Fathead, etc…  Very cool!

I left with a new Nick Foles Super Bowl LII MVP bobblehead, and a Phillies TeenyMates Big Sip water bottle.  Next month I’ll be heading back as that’s when the Gritty bobbleheads are due out.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2003 ESPN Zone Thanksgiving Pin

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Disneyland released this pin in November, 2003.  They only made 500 of them, which isn’t a lot when it comes to pins.  As you can see it features a football shaped turkey traveling at mach 2.  They sell for $15.00.

For all you Disney pin collectors in general, be sure to check out the official Disney pin website.  It contains an extremely comprehensive database.  Their blog is great too.

2010 Topps Supreme Rip Party

Sports Zone Memorabilia held another Rip Party last night.  This time we were busting a case of 2010 Topps Supreme Football.  Boxes only cost $87.00.  Thats a deal considering they’re now selling for almost $130.00.  At the time you could sign up for the party, prices were much lower.

This time, there was no picking teams.  Everyone got to keep whatever they pulled from their box.  There were a lot of nice hits.  I think the base cards are my favorite thing about this product.  I like the design and they are printed on thick card stock.  Topps, Beckett, and Sports Zone Memorabilia supplied a ton on great prizes.  The best thing about these rip parties, is that if you don’t get a great pull, your most likely going to get a nice prize like a box or a pack.

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Prizes

Christmas At The Card Shop

As I mentioned before, I attended a Christmas party on Saturday night at my local sports card shop – Sports Zone Memorabilia.  Everyone who was invited got a gift and a ticket for a door prize.  My gift was 13 packs and I was lucky to win a prize which was a ton a base cards from 2005/2006 Upper Deck Ice Hockey.  I still can’t believe I was able to pull a “Cadillac” Williams autograph #’ed/5 from one of my packs.

Sports Zone Memorabilia is by far the best card shop I’ve ever seen.  This is how a shop should be run within The Hobby today.  If your ever in Central, PA be sure to stop in.

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Presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jason of Sports Zone Memorabilia handing out all the gifts

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Holding my new “Cadillac”

Inside The 2010 Panini Certified Football Rip Party

Last night I attended my second rip party this year at Sports Zone Memorabilia.  This time it was sponsored by Panini and we opened 2010 Certified Football.  Everyone was randomly given two teams, and you got to keep all the cards associated with those teams.  I got the Jets and Cowboys which had some of the better hits.  I think for the price of one box, I got some great stuff.  Take a look.

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All the cards.  Check out that Cardinals patch.

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Panini supplied a ton of great prizes!  Everyone got a Panini T-shirt.

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