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About Larry Fritsch Cards
At Larry Fritsch Cards, your satisfaction is our Number One priority. As a customer, you are entitled to real value for your money, cordial and courteous treatment and a complete guarantee of satisfaction. If you are not happy for any reason, we'll do whatever it takes to make things right. Our orders are shipped promptly. We offer a 10-day return policy if you are not satisfied with your order.
• All personal checks will be held for 15 working days for clearance. For faster service order online or send a money order.
• Canada customers please send Postal Money Order in US funds only, and an additional $15 per set for sets over 250 cards, $10 per set for sets under 250 cards for shipping your sets.
• Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO, & P.O. Box customers, add an additional $10 per set for sets over 250 cards and $7 per set for sets under 250 cards for shipping your sets.
Remembering Larry Fritsch
Larry and Jeff Fritsch
Larry Fritsch was born in Spencer, Wisconsin on October 15, 1936. He began to buy baseball cards in massive quantities in 1948 and became the first person in the world to sell sports cards full-time starting May 1, 1970. Larry passed away on December 8, 2007 at the age of 71.
• This list supersedes all previous lists. Prices subject to change without notice, including prices on our web site. We reserve the right to limit quantities.
• Cards are accepted pursuant to the terms and conditions as listed in our catalog.
• Return privilege void if seal is broken.
• Please call before ordering if you have any questions concerning our return policies.
• Read our Instructions For Ordering for further information about our shipping policies.
Please feel free to contact us via any of the following methods:
• Mail: 735 Old Wausau Road, Stevens Point, WI 54481
• Phone: 715-344-8687 (9 a.m. - Noon, 1-5:30 p.m., Central time, Monday-Friday & Some Saturdays)
• Fax: 715-344-0821
• E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flashback to 1970. There were trading cards then, mostly Topps' releases (along with a few regional and specialty issues), but the collecting hobby as most of us know it today simply didn't exist. No card shows, no magazines or trading card publications. There was, however, a network of dedicated card collectors, often in contact with one another through classifieds in the back of newspapers and sports magazines.
By 1970, Larry Fritsch was already well known as one of America's major collectors of sportscards, and had already established himself as one of the first "dealers," helping other, newer collectors fill their own sets and meet their collecting desires. Fritsch's own first "dealings" in the hobby date to 1948; few other hobbyists could claim a half century of dealership experience!
Things went well enough in his new card ventures for Larry in the late '60s that by 1970, he decided the time was right. On May 1st of that year, he left his "official" work and began his small dealership, Larry Fritsch Cards, his career of choice. Hobby-wise, Larry Fritsch Cards was easily the first, often the biggest, and always the best.
Larry's son Jeff joined the business a few years later, as the hobby geared up for its surge in the '80s and early '90s. Today, Jeff is the general manager, in charge of many day-to-day operations, while Larry, the owner-founder, worked with special needs within his long-established dealer/collector network. Along the way, Fritsch Cards became far more than a simple seller of baseball cards, producing minor-league sets, reprint sets, even "retro" sets for deserving subjects such as the Negro Leagues and the AAGPBL (women's professional baseball of the late '40s and '50s).
Fritsch served as an important advisor to several companies over the years, and though seldom present at national conventions, remained an important force within the hobby. One of the newest and most successful innovations of Larry Fritsch Cards is its 'One of A Kind' card service.
The quarterly One of A Kind FREE catalog lists tens of thousands of vintage cards in varying grades, the ultimate source for thousands of old-time-card collectors working to put together their favorite sets. It's no wonder that Fritsch Cards is the source of choice!
Today, Larry Fritsch Cards has eight full- and part-time employees, all under the guidance of Jeff, who maintains the day-to-day operations.
Meet the staff at Larry Fritsch Cards:
Sue Fritsch handles catalog sales
If you've shopped with Fritsch Cards before, we welcome you to our online site! If we're new to you, then look around and see what we're about. Then be sure to go to our Catalog page and get on our mailing list.
We have the largest inventory of sports cards in the world, with over 65 million in stock ranging from the 1880’s to the present. We can fill virtually any want list whether it be baseball, football, basketball, hockey or especially older pre 1980’s cards, we take great pride in the quantity, quality and selection we offer.
Reliability? Satisfaction? Reputation? Never a problem at Fritsch Cards. We provide a complete money-back guarantee on all cards that we sell. We were known as expert graders years before professional grading services ever touched the scene.
As a customer, you are entitled to real value for your money, cordial and courteous treatment, and a complete guarantee of satisfaction. If you are not happy for any reason, we’ll do whatever it takes to make things right.
Simply put: you will be satisfied with the product and service you receive. And by the way, if you should ever need to sell your collection, particularly a sizable, vintage, pre-'80s lot, you should consider selling to us. Thanks from all of us at Larry Fritsch Cards for stopping by to visit and we look forward to serving you soon!