Eddie has been an avid sports card collector and enthusiast since the early 1990s. His love for the hobby started with packs of 1991 Score and was solidified by his mother, who brought him a mountain of 1993 Upper Deck packs during a short hospital stay.
He has been participating in card shows since 1999 and has been a promotor of a show in the
Des Moines area since 2013. His current card show is held at Uptown Garage Brewing Company in Ankeny, Iowa. In addition to promoting his own card show, he manages the Facebook Page "Iowa Card Shows" where dealers from all over the state of Iowa (and some people from surrounding states) promote their sports card shows.
In May 2020, he FINALLY opened a sports card store, Home Plate Sports Cards, fulfilling his life-long dream of opening a card shop.
Like many kids of the late 80's and early 90's, Jamie's love for sports cards started at local gas stations and department stores. But he especially enjoyed buying cards at small card shows because he was able to connect with other collectors who shared the passion of collecting sports cards.
After nearly 20 years of setting up at shows all over the Midwest, including stops in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, as well as the Sports Spectacular in Chicago, he took the leap in to show promotion in December 2020. His show, which is held at Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, is one of the bigger shows in Iowa and is always well attended by dealers and collectors alike.
Eddie and Jamie are excited to bring the Capital City Card Convention to the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. The state of Iowa has been a great place to promote this amazing hobby and they both look forward to this grand event to solidify Iowa as one of the best places to enjoy the hobby!