CardCollector2 was started as an instagram page back in 2013. This was something I did as a fun hobby, posting pictures of my collection on Instagram. Since then, the online side of the hobby has really taken off for me. Now, with over 16,000 instagram followers, I post engaging content with my followers on a daily basis. When I quit my job to pursue cards full-time in October, 2018, I planned to run my business online, with a majority of that being Instagram focused. Then, in May of 2019, I was given the opportunity to buy a sports card shop I had been a customer at for years. Since I was a kid, owning my own sports card store was my goal. It was what I always wanted to do. Although I didn't expect it to happen so early in life, I was ready to take the leap and create my very own card store. I purchased the card store on May 23, 2019. The previous owner had not done too much work to the store, so I decided to close it for a few days to remodel. Thanks to my wife, and a good friend, we were able to complete the entire remodel process in five days. I opened for business officially on May 28th, 2019. Since then, the card store has continued to grow and has been an awesome spot for local collectors to hang out, rip some boxes and trade. If you're ever in the area, I encourage you to stop by and check it out!