About Us

About Us

Owner – Curt Schmidgall

BBC Emporium is a private collecting company and specializes in buying full sports card collections. We have been buying baseball, basketball and football cards and collections since 1999. Unlike other dealers, we do not make our living on selling baseball cards. We are a group of collectors whose main focus is collecting. This gives us the unique advantage of paying very strong prices for your cards.

Our main goal in every transaction is to provide a positive experience to the seller. In a hobby plagued with questionable business ethics, we can guarantee you will be treated with respect, honesty and integrity. As established members in the card collecting industry, we are proud of the reputation we have built, and continually strive to better our services.

We travel around the country to card shows, card shops, auctions, and homes buying cards and collections, offering top dollar for your collection. If it is old, we are interested! Here is a specific breakdown of what we buy.

While we will travel anywhere in the country to buy large collections, we commonly travel to following regions for collections of all sizes:

  • Central & Eastern Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Ames, Cedar Rapids)
  • Central & Northern Missouri (Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia, Jefferson City)
  • Illinois (Chicago, Peoria, Springfield, Moline)
  • Western Indiana (Indianapolis)

Curt Schmidgall, the founder of BBC Emporium has been a baseball card collector and enthusiast all of his life.

BBC Emporium is located in Burlington, Iowa. Here is our contact information.