February 4, 2012

Cards-R-Fun in Nashville

Today I took a trip to one of the few--if not only--card shops left in Nashville, Tennessee: Cards-R-Fun. I had been to their old location on Trousdale Place several years ago, which wasn't far off I-65 and easy to reach. I remembered it being somewhat disorganized, but still a great place to find practically any kind of trading card you might be looking for. (Mark Aubrey visited the old location a few years ago and posted about it.)

Today, the shop is located beside a Firestone Auto Center at 16125 Old Hickory Blvd., harder to access than the old location but still worth the trip. I thought I'd stop by for an hour or so but ended up staying four hours instead! The location may have changed, but the shop is just like I remember it: floor-to-ceiling sports memorabilia and boxes stacked upon boxes of trading cards everywhere. For a first-time visitor, the layout can be a bit daunting. It took me a minute or two to get my bearings because there's just so much stuff! There's no rhyme or reason to how the boxes of common cards are arranged: football can be mixed with baseball or hockey or Nascar cards. The boxes aren't sequential either, so the want list I had scribbled on a few index cards was quickly discarded as I began working on boxes in one corner of the shop, thumbing through the cards looking for St. Louis Cardinals.

At the end of the day, I had 150 cards from various years and sets, and the price was only about $25.00! John, the owner of Cards-R-Us, is very helpful and his prices are very affordable. I would definitely recommend visiting if you're ever in the Nashville area. I was only able to conquer two shelves on this trip, so I'll be back again when I have more money and more time!


  1. Isn't that a great shop? Thanks for letting me know that it moved.

  2. The inside hasn't changed at all. The new location is farther out of the way and hard to find.