Marilyn Williams, owner of Show-Me Sports Cards, displays three of her favorite baseball cards picturing (from left) Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle and Cal Ripken in her Blue Springs store. Only a scattering of sports card shops remain open in the Kansas City area, reflecting a decline in card popularity brought on by the digital age, increasing costs and the performance-enhancing drug era.
Marilyn Williams, owner of Show-Me Sports Cards, displays three of her favorite baseball cards picturing (from left) Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle and Cal Ripken in her Blue Springs store. Only a scattering of sports card shops remain open in the Kansas City area, reflecting a decline in card popularity brought on by the digital age, increasing costs and the performance-enhancing drug era. ALLISON LONG along@kcstar.com
Marilyn Williams, owner of Show-Me Sports Cards, displays three of her favorite baseball cards picturing (from left) Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle and Cal Ripken in her Blue Springs store. Only a scattering of sports card shops remain open in the Kansas City area, reflecting a decline in card popularity brought on by the digital age, increasing costs and the performance-enhancing drug era. ALLISON LONG along@kcstar.com

Just a couple of baseball card stores remain in KC area, and they play a new game

April 30, 2015 10:39 PM

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