“Why does Baseballia sell ONLY Baseball cards and related memorabilia or supplies?”
Every now and then someone will ask this question in an e-mail or at a card show. Usually it comes only after they have been disappointed that we don’t have the football or hockey or basketball items they are seeking. As much as we hate to disappoint them we quickly admit we are baseball only, and they almost always ask, “Why? ”
It is really a simple answer for us…baseball is all we know! But we know it very, very well and that is what sets our involvement with the hobby apart from some of the other good hobby places out there. We do not know anything about the other sports, and we really enjoy being able to do more than just sell “stuff” to our customers.We are definitely subscribers to the old axiom, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.”
We enjoy talking about the cards or balls or memorabilia that our customers purchase. We love being able to tell them the stats on the latest prospect whose autographed card they just pulled out of a box. We get a kick out of reliving baseball memories with someone who remembers their first game at a big league ballpark…because we still remember ours! Another familiar saying of our time is “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Well, we have not seen that completely worked out in reality, but there are definitely riches to be gleaned in sharing the grand old game with others who love it like we do.
So we deal in baseball items only because we only know baseball. But that is a good thing for you IF you are a baseball collector too! You can trust Baseballia to know what we are talking about when it comes to the game and its collectibles. In fact, customers have been trusting us in baseball-related matters since 1986! That’s longer than a lot of our customers have been alive! It also means that when we come up against something we do not know, there is a good chance we have the connections or resources to find it out.
Oh, another reason we are so exclusive is because it fits our name. After all, consider the definition of “baseballia” that follows: noun, plural: 1) materials concerning or characteristic of baseball and the culture of baseball; 2) collectible baseball Americana.
When it comes to buying, selling or trading baseball stuff, Baseballia is your place to be. Other sports? Not so much.