I had no trouble find the store. When we arrived there was just one other customer.
|Unassuming gateway to hours of fun|
Glen, the shopkeeper and part owner, was glad to talk. I tossed him questions for about a half hour while I looked for McHale cards. The store does video blogging, sponsors the puck for the Evansville Icemen, is involved in the community.
Pennants seem to be big. Well, all sorts of signage. Clocks, license plates, tee shirts.
|Pennants. Cheap pennants.|
Supplies? He's got 'em. Glen's big on supporting other area businesses. He's aware that kids need to be drawn into the hobby.
|My father-in-law, Jim. He's not for sale.|
I could have stayed for a few more hours. I never did open the NASCAR boxes.
|Dime boxes. All sports.|
Q: How long have you been in the sports card business?
A: Going on 1 year (We have had a store in Evansville, Indiana back the 80's & 90’s)
Q: What changes have you seen in that time period?
A: Game-used and Auto’s taking the place of everybody looking for Rookie Cards!!
Q: What is the state of the hobby in southwestern Indiana? What do people collect?
A: Baseball and Football are really strong. Very little Basketball & Hockey Cards.
Q: What direction do you see the hobby going?
A: Going up (depends on Draft Class)
Q: On the visit to your shop you seem to have more of the newer cards and not so much vintage. Is there a reason why?
A: We love to turn cards quick, a lot of vintage just sits!!
Q: Do you have any card shows in the area?
A: Yes, there is a show at one of malls here…a lot vintage!!
Q: Do you collect? What is your favorite card or piece of memorabilia?
Q: Any advice for a new or seasoned collector?
A: The market is getting stronger, jump aboard!!!
Q: Do you sell on ebay? What's your user or store name?
A: Yes, offthewallcards
Want to know how to get in touch with Kam's OTW Cards?
Kam's OTW Cards
4903 Monroe Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
But they're moving. Here's their new address, still in Evansville: 825-A Greenriver Road