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By Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles, Sep 28 2018 09:23PM

What should I collect? If we had a penny for every time we heard that at Showtime, we wouldn't have to sell many cards. New collectors and ones who are returning to the hobby after a decade-plus hiatus typically ask us what are the best cards to collect. It's fascinating because kids never pose the question. They always know their favorite sport and which players they're looking to add to their personal collection. Essentially children are the easiest to find cards for when you know 'oh okay, let's find Julio Jones over here.'



For the new collectors and those just returning, I say they fall into two categories of what products, players, teams and sets you love and then you are looking to gamble on star players who are big money or have Hall of Fame potential. The first grouping is simple when it comes to your team and players that fascinate you. But the product - even for the long-time hobbyists - can cause headaches and anxiety due to the variety of card looks, patches, inserts and price points. For example, when I returned to collecting about 16 months ago after a 20-year break, I went back and collected Jacksonville Jaguars players I loved seeing from 2000-11. From there, I added Orlando Magic stars, autograph cards of athletes I had seen play in person and specific autographed baseballs of my heroes. It's only as hard as you want to make it. Plus, the uniqueness of the collecting community is the willingness of local card shops and fellow shoppers present to help you along the journey.



Now the second type boils down to your gambling spirit, urge to spend on new products and skill at pinpointing the stars of tomorrow. Were you someone who thought Tom Brady would be a legend in his first three seasons? Did you think Patrick Mahomes or Giannis Antetokounmpo would make impacts before they hit 25 years old? Well then, I may need to borrow your crystal ball before my fantasy football draft.



I come back to words of wisdom shared with me when I entered the work force. Love what you do; ask questions; and, don't be afraid to make mistakes. I collect cards and memorabilia I know I will love and can place into a certain three-row box of players or teams I'm chasing. Have conversations with folks immersed in the hobby especially shop owners, vendors and other collectors at monthly shows.



And the mistakes will come but you will bounce back to land a big hit - maybe that Ronald Acuna auto card landed in your lap. Because you know most of us have loads of Barry Bonds and Denard Robinson cards. Have fun with the hobby like you would if you train for a marathon. You may go through a lull next week or after football season ends. However, we'll be running right beside you, and plan to welcome you into this tight-knit community where we all share a passion for sports.



- Richard Miller

By Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles, May 10 2017 04:52PM

On April 21, 2017, Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles was proud to have as our guest Florida State and Jacksonville Jaguars star, Jalen Ramsey for an in-store signing. Jalen was terrific with all of his fans and all of our customers as he signed about 260 pieces for aproximately 150 in attendance. It was a great evening with #2.0 in the store along with the Frank Frangie Radio show live on 1010XL. It was also very cool for Gabriel and Jeanette who could not be there because of their wedding, but the Groom arrainged for a special wedding keepsake.



By Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles, Nov 28 2016 07:43PM

Great friend of Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles Karen Stupples, played the 2016 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer in early June of 2016.

Karen had all of our support in addition to our Logo on her bag, while competing in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Karen's Caddie for the week, was Golf Channel Host Lisa Cornwall, so we were very proud and honored to be a part of the team for the week.

The signed bag is now on display at Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles.

Thanks Karen!

By Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles, Nov 28 2016 07:19PM


Since we opened in April 2016, we have been very fortunate to have great in-store guests. On Grand Opening weekend we had Jaguars Safety, Jonathan Cyprien. What a great guy, and a great start for Showtime Sports Cards & Collectibles.


Later in May we had Special Guests, 2004 Women's British Open Champion Karen Stupples, Golf Channel/NBC Announcer Jerry Foltz and 4x PGA Tour Winner Billy Kratzert. We also had in store 1983 NCAA Basketball Champion from NC State & NBC Television Play by Play Announcer, Terry Gannon.


June, brought the first Jacksonville Florida player ever drafted into the NHL, Brian Ferlin of the Boston Bruins into Showtime along with the local TV Stations.


In July we had a major in-store event as Allen Hurns of the Jaguars joined us and as you can see in the photos, both Jags and Miami Hurricanes fans showed up to meet Allen, along with a Live Remote of the Frank Frangie show on 1010xL.


Later in the year, we were joined by 2015 World Long Drive Runner Up and Jacksonville Sherriff's Officer Jeremy Easterly. Jeremy signed autographs and we brought him next door to Edwin Watts Golf Store to put on a driving display on their simulator, Jeremy repeatedly banged out drives that were registering at over 375 yards per pop. In fact you could hear the Pop (or should we say Driver Explosion) all the way in the parking lot.


Black Friday November weekend, brought in Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer Legend, Mike McCoy.

Mike was the 2nd Draft Pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. Mike was terrific to visit with as many Packer and Irish fans stopped by.


A huge Thank You to all of our guests, friends and customers for making our first season at Showtime so much fun and a terrific success.

Jonathan Cyprien signs at Showtime Sports Cards
Jonathan Cyprien signs at Showtime Sports Cards
Jonathan Cyprien
Jonathan Cyprien
Karen Stupples at Solheim Cup
Karen Stupples at Solheim Cup
Showtime Friend and NBC/Golf Channel's Jerry Foltz
Showtime Friend and NBC/Golf Channel's Jerry Foltz
1981 Bill Kratzert PGA Tour Card
1981 Bill Kratzert PGA Tour Card
Terry Gannon NC State and NBC Sports
Terry Gannon NC State and NBC Sports
Brian Ferlin of Jacksonville, FL
Brian Ferlin of Jacksonville, FL
Brian Ferlin gets Interviewed by Jax TV
Brian Ferlin gets Interviewed by Jax TV
Allen Hurns signs with his Canes Bodyguards
Allen Hurns signs with his Canes Bodyguards
Allen Hurns and The U
Allen Hurns and The U
Jeremy Easterly and a young fan.
Jeremy Easterly and a young fan.
Mike McCoy Rookie Card
Mike McCoy Rookie Card
Mike McCoy signs for customers
Mike McCoy signs for customers
Getting to try on the rings... is very Cool.
Getting to try on the rings... is very Cool.
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