The Trading Card Club is Going Brick-and-Mortar

Nickolas Frye’s sports card trading and consignment company recently signed a lease for a space in Gilbert.
The Trading Card Club is Going Brick-and-Mortar
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Are you a baseball card-enthusiast who’d like a stronger trading community in the Valley? What about basketball or football? If the answer is yes, you’ll be excited to learn AZ’s own Trading Card Club is about to go brick-and-mortar.

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On June 2nd, Nickolas Frye’s company announced across its social media channels, “It’s official. We are opening a shop! 🔑 The Trading Card Club is coming to Gilbert, AZ.” The post went on, “We will continue to do the live breaks out of the shop while also offering the latest Hobby boxes & packs, single cards raw & graded, supplies and other sports collectibles and memorabilia.”

If you’re like me, you’re new to the trading card world. Live breaks, are when a company puts together a “break,” which can consist of one or more factory-sealed cases of cards. You have the ability to buy in on these cases (rather than fronting the cost all on your own). Trading card companies then live stream the literal ‘break’ into the case. Sounds pretty fun, actually.

Currently, The Trading Card Club offers these breaks as well as an online store where you can purchase, trade, or sell your cards. But soon it will all take place in the flesh. Our leasing intel suggests The Trading Card Club will move into a 1,400 square-foot retail space in Gilbert Towne Center.

The company should take over the lease this August and wants you to follow them for “progress on the shop and updates on the grand opening!”

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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