Dean Fuller, Owner
We've been in the sports cards and memorabilia business for over 25 years. At Nick's, your hobby is our passion. We deliver great products from all major sports at a reasonable price in a fun, sports-centric atmosphere.
Founding Owners: Nick and Debbie Redwine
Current Owner: Dean Fuller
Years of Operation at Current Location: 27
We receive dozens of phone calls each day from people asking whether we buy sports cards and memorabilia.
Sports cards: We look mainly to purchase old vintage baseball cards of current Hall-of-Famers from the 1960s and earlier. These cards have retained their value the best over the years. The same can't be said of cards that were produced in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s. Because card manufacturers massively overproduced sports cards from these decades, the market is over-saturated and, consequently, we are not interested in purchasing them.
Memorabilia: We usually are interested in memorabilia that comes with an certificate of authenticity from an industry-recognized authenticator, such as Beckett or JSA. We may condition the purchase of memorabilia on receiving a COA if you currently don't have one.
Nick Redwine started collecting sports cards as a young kid in the 1950s in Oklahoma. He would go to the local grocery store and buy packs for a dime. After graduating from college, Nick rediscovered his collection in old shoe boxes and continued to buy more.
In late 1985, Nick and his wife Debbie went to their first card show, and their love for the hobby took over. They set up at shows in Oklahoma and South Carolina before eventually settling down in Dallas. The store has been in the same location since July 15, 1989 and is the only sports cards and memorabilia store left in Dallas.
In March 2016, Nick and Debbie sold the store to longtime customer and avid collector Dean Fuller. Dean became a customer when he would take his two sons, Josh and Jake, to Nick's when they were kids.
Ever since, Dean has focused his collection on vintage cards and all types of memorabilia. Before taking over at Nick's, he practiced law in Dallas for over 30 years.
To this day, Nick's proudly remains a family-owned business.
Collections can be a source of pride and enjoyment. At Nick's, we take great pride in helping you start or build a collection. We offer superior products at great prices.
We also offer a fun, laid-back atmosphere. It is not uncommon for parents and kids to browse the store for hours or for customers to come in and chat about sports.
In business at the same Coit and Campbell location for 27 years, Nick's has seen generations of young sports fans grow up in our store. We hope to continue to keep kids enthused and interested in collecting and enjoying sports cards and memorabilia.
Fortunate to be in business at the same location for over 25 years, Nick's takes pride in being part of the fabric of the thriving North Dallas business community. With such great customers, we can't help but give back. We regularly donate items to non-profit or charity auctions.
Recently, the Sports Card Club, a group of 9-year-old avid collectors and Nick's customers from Episcopal School of Dallas, invited owner Dean Fuller to speak at a meeting. Dean happily provided the youngsters with advice about collecting, showed them some awesome cards, and gave each club member a famous Nick's Grab Bag.
HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS:
Inspired by J.J. Watt's efforts to raise funds to support Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, Nick's auctioned off an autographed J.J. Watt Houston Texans football. 100% of the winning bid went directly to the Houston Flood Relief Fund (which raised over $35 million!) that J.J. Watt supported. The winning bidder, Jason Miller, made a helpful and meaningful contribution of $500 - and he walked away with an autographed football!
Nick's was proud to support such a great cause, and we thank Jason for his generous donation/winning bid!
"The owner helped me find the perfect gift for my husband. He didn't over sell or try to tell me information that he knew I didn't know to try and get me to buy something just because I thought it was priceless. He could tell I was out of my element and instead of taking advantage, he educated and was honest. A much appreciated quality in this world that lacks these morals and ethics anymore. An autographed photo on a plaque of Nolan Ryan and Pete Rose. My husband's eyes blew up the second he saw it. Thank you for all your help and not trying to sell me something I clearly knew nothing about."
-- Kristin T.
Click the DMN logo above to read about customers who hit on two unbelievably rare cards at the store on the same day!