Got Baseball Cards was founded on May 6th, 1991 by current owner Joe Davis and Jeff Porter under the name J&J’s Sports Section. Joe & Jeff had originally met at Berry College and traveled the show circuit in the SouthEast from 1987-1991, promoting shows and hosting shows in both Rome, GA and Snellville, GA. Our company originally operated out of a tiny 500 foot retail storefront in Avondale Estates, GA. Ron Lee (Online Sales Director) joined our team in 1992. Joe bought Jeff out in 1995 and began turning the company’s focus to more mail-order sales through advertising in such publications as Sports Collector’s Digest (pre-internet days). We relocated the company to Snellville,GA in 1998. We also began selling online to the public that year via eBay. Soon after that, we introduced one of the industry’s first eBay consignment programs for sports cards. In 2001, eBay awarded us with the eBay Award of Achievement for excellence in online selling.
We introduced the gotbaseballcards.com website in 2003 initially to help our customers better search our on-line inventory through both eBay and Beckett. We now have nearly 900,000 unique items to purchase through our Beckett storefront with a revolving inventory of approximately 10 million cards in stock. In 2008, we added www.collectibles-superstore.
com to showcase over 1,000,000 items we are offering on Amazon. This is where we offer not only one of the industry’s finest selections of sportscards, but also other collector’s items.
In 2003, we partnered with Dale Moody to purchase the massive “Disney Diz” collection in Orlando, FL, from former Phillies photographer Diz Trout. This collection included dozens of game worn jerseys, 100s of autographed items, and a large u-haul full of unopened boxes, sets, and singles. In 2008 we purchased a massive store inventory from Thomaston Georgia, which required multiple days to load and multiple trucks to relocate.We remain one of the largest buyers of quality collections in the country.
Got Baseball Cards is also open to the public six days a week (Monday-Saturday) in our Snellville, GA retail location, “J&J’s Sports SuperStore”, located just outside of Atlanta. Here we have nearly 6000 feet of sports cards and collectibles for the entire family. At our retail store, we stock all the hottest new boxes & singles, as well as an extensive selection of supplies and more. We are proud of our stellar reputation within the industry. Our president has previously served as a marketing advisor for the Beckett.com marketplace. In addition, he spent time with other industry leaders in meetings with former eBay president Meg Whitman to help shape the sports collectibles sales through the industry’s most recognized online portal. He actually sat in on meetings when they first discussed a new option called “Buy It Now”. We are proud of the countless relationships that we have built over the years. We are proud to represent PSA, BGS, JSA, and CGC for grading and authentication of your items. Please see our Grading page for more info.
On 2/16/18, we announced the launch of a ground breaking new website to assist the entire sports card industry, CollectAgain.Net. We are partnering with stores all over the country to provide collectors with both a physical store directory and online directly for retail store owners so that together we can “Make America Collect Again”.
Got Baseball Cards has a team of elite industry veterans including Joe Davis (President) with 30+ years of experience within the hobby. The other members of our all-star team include Randy Harris (Store Manager & Shipping), Ron Lee (Order Management, Pricing Specialist),Robert Light (Order Management & Retail Sales),Eli Martin (Social Media & Online Sales), Ron Nelson (Finance & Imaging Coordinator), Jim Traylor (Shipping), J. P. Zinn (Online Sales & Data Management), Christine Zinn (Listings Specialist), and Austin Brown (Show Specialist and Retail Sales).
One thing about our company that has not changed in 27 years is our commitment to providing great service, great selection, and conducting ourselves with the utmost integrity in each transaction.
“To Glorify God in all that we do by serving collectors and dealers, whether they buy from us, sell to us, or simply use our services.”