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The best sports card shops in San Diego, period.

San Diegans are lucky to have a number of really fantastic sports card shops within the broader San Diego County district. Better known in the card collecting hobby as “Local Card Shops” (aka LCS), these stand-alone sports card stores are owned and operated by fellow collectors and typically offer the widest variety of sports cards (including baseball cards, basketball cards, football cards and hockey cards) along with non-sports and TGC cards like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Marvel. Best yet, quite frequently now, they serve as a community hub for collectors — a place for sports card collectors to gather, talk shop, trade cards, and participate in breaks.

In addition to card shops, San Diego is home to some regular card shows like The Union Marketplace. Card shows can be another great place to buy sports cards in San Diego.

Let’s start with sports card stores in San Diego, then we’ll cover San Diego card shows.

Sports Card Stores in San Diego

In my opinion, these are the best card stores to buy sports cards in San Diego. In no particular order:

  • Ross Cards & Collectibles in Encinitas
  • All Star Cards in Santee
  • Clairmont Sports Cards in the Clairmont community of San Diego
  • Supreme Card Shop in La Mesa
  • Centre City Sports Collectibles in the Gaslamp district of San Diego
  • The Card Shoppe in El Cajon

Scroll down to see detailed descriptions of each.

Map of Sports Card Stores in San Diego

Ross Cards & Collectibles

Address: 267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024



Phone: 760-704-8164

All Star Cards

Address: 8781 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

Website: n/a


Phone: 619-562-1975

Clairmont Sports Cards San Diego

Address: 3949 Clairemont Dr #4, San Diego, CA 92117

Website: n/a

Instagram: n/a

Phone: 858-270-4945

Supreme Card Shop

Address: 9122 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA 91942



Phone: 619-303-7225

Centre City Sports Collectibles

Address: 1027 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101



Phone: 619-338-0007

The Card Shoppe

Address: 3773 Willow Glen Dr Suite 200B, El Cajon, CA 92019

Website: n/a


Phone: 619-622-5536

Sports Card Shows in San Diego

The Union Marketplace at the Del Mar Fairgrounds



The Union Marketplace is a regularly held card show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that features sports cards, TCG and collectibles.

Rory Hansen

Rory Hansen is a San Diego-based sports card collector and social media influencer. Considered an expert in the process of grading sports cards, he regularly advises other collectors on how to assess, prepare and submit cards for grading. Originally from Canada and now living in the US, Rory collects both hockey cards and baseball cards. His personal collection focuses on Shohei Ohtani, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Pavel Bure, Daniel and Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo.