Since the 80s, Brad Noyes had a passion for sports' great athletes and the collectible card market. It's amazing to think that collectible cards originated from a company trying to find better ways to market their gum.
I started selling packs, boxes, and singles of Upper Deck, Pro Set, etc in a small area in my dad's (Rob Noyes) stores Kay's Korner Variety & Coins Unlimited on Thorold Road in Welland, Ontario. The early 90s hobby craze catapulted success and a Sports Card Dealer was high in demand.
The Collector Bug
Who really knows where it comes from, but for most it's just an innate feeling inside that drives you to have to collect every card and insert in the set, soak in each player's card image and season stats, to meticulously sleeve and topload all the cards listed in your latest edition of Beckett Price Guide.