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Music, Movies, Porn & Sports Cards

by RichCaspian

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

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.

business, depth, movies, music, porn, cards, sports, demographic, vintage, architecture, closed, sale, store, old, black and white, sad
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MUSENYO commented on February 22, 2013 3:06am
awesome capture! great story behind it!!! :)
RichCaspian commented on February 22, 2013 3:09am
Thank you very much MUSENYO!
Alfani Photography commented on February 22, 2013 3:10am
great shot!
RichCaspian commented on February 22, 2013 3:21am
Thank you very much Alfani!
pigboom el crapo commented on February 22, 2013 6:46am
cool
pixel404 commented on February 22, 2013 6:52am
wonderful
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on February 22, 2013 11:51am
Oh Yeah! ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
RichCaspian commented on February 22, 2013 1:27pm
Thank you pigboom, Pixel and Wayne!
Ally Coxon commented on February 24, 2013 2:22am
Love your story. Great image too :)
RichCaspian commented on February 24, 2013 1:30pm
Thanks Ally for that very nice compliment : )
Slight Clutter commented on February 26, 2013 7:38pm
So cool. And I love that you posted the background behind the photo.
Eric Petersen commented on February 27, 2013 1:04am
I enjoyed reading the description while looking at this photo!
RichCaspian commented on February 27, 2013 3:02am
Thank you Slight Clutter and Eric for taking time to read the description. I am glad you both enjoyed the photo and the story and thank you for the flattering compliments. : )
Guillermo de Llera commented on February 27, 2013 7:02am
Love it!!! :)
RichCaspian commented on February 27, 2013 1:06pm
Thank you Guillermo!
TS Photography commented on March 3, 2013 2:58pm
Quite a rich and colorful history this place had! Thank you Rich, for taking us down your memory lane!
RichCaspian commented on March 4, 2013 1:23am
Double Thank you TS on this one! : )
Andre Villanueva commented on March 5, 2013 4:45pm
Nice!
RichCaspian commented on March 6, 2013 1:08am
Thank you Andre!
Jazzberry Blue commented on March 8, 2013 9:40pm
life was simpler back then..
RichCaspian commented on March 9, 2013 1:26am
very true jazzberry! Thank you : )
Roman and Jennifer commented on March 29, 2013 10:29am
i like this a lot....;)
RichCaspian commented on March 29, 2013 10:33am
Thank you Roman! Glad you found this : )
RichCaspian commented on March 29, 2013 10:33am
And Jennifer! :)
Roman and Jennifer commented on March 29, 2013 3:34pm
it was actually jennifer that commented ;)
RichCaspian commented on March 29, 2013 11:11pm
haha, okay, still thank the both of you! ; P
Kristijan D. commented on January 5, 2014 3:06am
awesome shot
RichCaspian commented on January 5, 2014 6:18am
Thank you Kristijan :)