Sports card business to open in Centerville

Ohio Card Exchange is set to open Tuesday at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 184, in the Cross Pointe Centre. FILE
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Ohio Card Exchange is set to open Tuesday at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 184, in the Cross Pointe Centre. FILE

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A sports card business its operator says is new to Ohio plans to open Tuesday in Centerville.

Ohio Card Exchange is set to open its doors at 11 a.m. at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 184, in the Cross Pointe Centre, said David Carlson, general manager and part owner.

The business will include NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and NHL cards, offering from one to 2,000 single cards, plus several unopened packs and boxes, he said.

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Trading card sales rose 142% in the U.S. last year, selling more than four million more sports, collectible card games and non-sport trading cards in 2020 than in the year before, according to eBay.

The 1,100-square-foot Ohio Card Exchange site has 700 square feet of showroom space for collectors and investors alike, Carlson said.

“We have all supplies that they would need to protect their card or store their cards,” he said. “And we offer a little bit more of a modern spin because we have what we call a card bar, where people can open the boxes that they buy here.

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“And we also offer space for them to sell their cards on their own. So they basically rent space out of our shop and they can put cards up in our consigner cases,” Carlson said.

Product prices range from $1 and can go as high as $2,000 to $3,000 “depending on what’s in the shop” at a given time, he said.

“We just want to be a local card shop in the community that helps collectors and investors increase their love of the hobby.” Carlson added.

Operation hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to its website. It will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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The website for the business is www.ohiocardexchange.com.

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