"Like you care" Oh we care all right...We care a LOT.
Hey, my parents house is literally 5 minutes from the Fairfax campus of GMU. It's a very nice area, but the cost of living is pretty high. Lots of stuff to do around there, including a couple metro stations within easy driving distance to take you into the city. Dunno if there's any graduate stuff at that campus, but there are two card shops I know of within a reasonable distance. First is AJ's Sports Stop in Vienna, VA. AJ's is a decent size and has a ton of stuff, including a huge vintage selection. The guy who I see there every time is nice and quite easy to talk to. Problem is, they are SUPER expensive. I have had some luck with their stuff, first box I bought there I pulled a Lincecum rookie auto and just a week ago I pulled a Mario Lemieux auto. Of course, that luck thing is just a superstition.Second is Slewfoots in Woodbridge, VA. This shop is pretty small and really only takes up a room in another shop. Their selection isn't great, but their prices are halfway decent. I have only been in here once, but it seemed like a decent place to me.
I live in Alexandria and the only card shop I've been to was Ron's Collector's World in Annandale. It's a small shop with half the shop devoted to comics, and the other half to cards. They're quite a bit more expensive than online card shops, so I only go there to buy stuff like card storage boxes.I think there used to be a card shop inside Springfield Mall, but not anymore.Good luck in your studies... I'm sure you can tie card collecting into your economics papers somehow!
oh yeah, and I hope you don't mind the local baseball team losing 100 games this season...
Could've sworn I left a comment about a shop in Occaquan, and I'm pretty sure it's the "shop within a shop" in the back of Slewfoots. If I remember right, Slewfoots is a random trinkets store with lots of frog stuff. It's a decent shop if they happen to have what you're looking for. As a kid he always used to give me old Becketts.The place in Springfield mall, if has indeed gone away, is no loss. I remember it being incredibly expensive, selling singles at "speculative" prices, i.e over book on "hot" rookies. Sorry my details are a bit sketchy, it's been a while since I've lived in Northern VA.
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