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This is an old store that my brother and I and all of our friends used to buy Sports cards from back in the day. We would walk, skateboard or ride our bikes here just to buy sport card packs and special packages they put together. Basketball, Football and Baseball were what we collected and my brother and I still have our most prized collections that we bought from this store. This was an awesome store. The sports card section was in the back and the rest was filled with Music Records, CD's and tapes. The walls were filled with posters and to the left of this shot which you can not see because now it is part of a chase bank, were all the Movies, VHS tapes and I do think they lasted till the beginning of the DVD era. By accident we discovered their secret porn section one day and as 10, 11, 12 or 13 year old boys that was like a pirate finding a treasure chest full of gold! lol, at least to us it was. Another thing this store sold that we bought were pogs and slammers when they were popular. So many memories at this store and it is sad to see it vacant and that painted advertisement on the wall just hits me hard.... every time I see it memories come rushing back and I do smile. We were young, care free, wild and having fun...... This is in downtown Long Beach, California on 3rd and pine avenue in between a CHASE bank and a Indian restaurant. I wonder how long it will stay vacant and if the next business adventurer who leases it even will know that when they paint over that Sports Card Sale sign that they will be erasing childhood memories. I am glad I took this picture and I do have a close up for a better view.
This store closed down more than 10 years ago and has been vacant ever since. The ironic thing is the one thing I can not live with out now is the very same thing that closed this store down and put it out of business.....the internet.
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