Recent post for Iowa

Recent post for Iowa

The Rookie

Windsor Heights


The Rookie in Windsor Heights, Iowa, is a great sports card shop we want to highlight for collectors who love the good old-fashioned hobby shop.  Located in Windsor Heights, a suburb of Des Moines, The Rookie has an incredible selection of merchandise that will amaze just about any collector.  When you walk into the store, you will see box after box of singles, display cases loaded with nice looking vintage singles and top-end modern singles, and a wall full of unopened wax and packs for sale.  Anders Olson, the owner of The Rookie, caters to the hardcore collector with plenty of supplies, price guides, and just about anything else the sports card collector needs.  The Rookie also has a nice selection autographed memorabilia, McFarlanes, Bobbleheads, and other great pieces perfect for any sports fan.


Anders takes pride on promoting a clean, well-organized, family-friendly atmosphere for all collectors who visit his store.  He treats customers like they want to be treated and that is why he has been a favorite destination for sports card collectors in the Des Moines area since 2005.  This is a great place to take the beginner collector as the staff takes the time to explain the hobby for those who have questions about any aspect of the trading card hobby.  


One of the main highlights of The Rookie is the amazing amount of cards that the shop carries.  You will find both modern and vintage cards from all of the major sports.  You can spend hours sorting through the many boxes of singles, easily accessible in the middle of the store.  The shop has all of the latest releases and plenty of unopened wax boxes from previous seasons.  If The Rookie doesn’t have something in stock that you are looking for, ask one of the guys and they will be see if they can order it for you.  This is a full-service card shop and they truly work hard to keep the hardcore collector coming back time and time again.   


The Rookie also keeps customers coming back by hosting a number of popular in-store events. The Bid Board is a favorite of collectors who visit shop.  Every week, select cards are added to the Bid Board and collectors are encouraged to stop by and place a bid.  The bidding ends at 2:30 every Saturday and always delivers a fun-filled atmosphere as the bidding comes to a close.  The Rookie will also be hosting a trade night in the near future. If you would like to find out further details, visit the shop's Facebook page Rookie-Des-Moines or their website at

The Rookie is a great sports card shop and one you must stop by if you’re in the Des Moines area.  You will be impressed by the quality and quantity of great items in stock.  For those who are looking for the true sports card shop experience, The Rookie is the place for you.


The Rookie
7204 University Ave.
Windsor Heights, IA 50324

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