Welcome to America’s Pastime

about_usAmerica’s Pastime is a storefront sports card business since 1989, selling vintage baseball cards, other sports cards, autographed sports items, sports gift items and sports memorabilia with our Bergen County store location for the past 19 years in Fair Lawn, N.J.

We sell sports cards from all major sports from Vintage years through the present day. We also carry packs and sets of all sports cards. Our vast inventory includes all years of vintage sports cards from the ’30’s,’40’s,’50’s,’60’s and ’70’s in baseball cards, also football cards, basketball cards and hockey cards as well as sports autographs, vintage sports memorabilia and non sports cards. But our focus has always been the vintage baseball cards from Tobacco era through Pre-War baseball cards to the ’50’s, and all sports cards from the ’60’s and ’70’s.

America’s Pastime thrived in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s, survived the tough times of the 1994 strike year and the few years afterwards. The comeback year of 1998 with the Sammy Sosa/Mark McGwire home run chase brought the hobby back and we thrived again for a few years until the 9-11 attacks. Now with the tough economy we rely on our steady customers from our store location in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Our regular customers from all over buy vintage sports cards, sports memorabilia and sports autographs from our web site and those that we meet at baseball card shows across the country keep us going and we appreciate all of you.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Elyse for over 27 years and we have two boys. My son Aaron 23 lives and works in Seattle, WA. David, 20 is currently a student at Muhlenberg College in PA where he specializes in Studio Art and Photography. And of course with our boys out of the house, us Empty Nesters spoil our two “babies” Freddy, our 15 year old Westie. Also, Lily, our diva girl. A Lab/Beagle mix who we rescued in 2012.

I took up golf two years ago and am totally hooked. I play as much as i possibly can.

So if you’re in NJ, stop by and see us at our store on Broadway in Fair Lawn in northern NJ. We’re open 11-6 weekdays and 11-4 Saturdays. We also set up at many large card shows throughout the country. Stop by our booth and say hello. We display an updated show schedule on our web site under the News tab.

We currently have almost 3,000 items listed on our Ebay store under the user name Freddywestie. Please check out our strong feedback record based on thousands of transactions since 2003.

If you have any questions regarding items on our web site you can email or call me anytime, We’re always available to answer your questions, day or night at 201-294-7852.

We thank you all for your business and your trust.

Sincerely, Rich Budnick