I am Binghamton –
Parlor City Cards & Collectibles
Andy Strong and Leon Jicha Jr are lifelong residents of the Binghamton area and co-owners of Parlor City Cards & Collectibles. You may remember this business when it was on Clinton Street and known as LJ’s Sports Cards.
Andy said they changed the name to “Parlor City Cards and Collectibles” to pay homage to Binghamton’s great history.” As for why they started the business Andy said “We both grew up huge sports fans, and have been collectors our whole lives, I happen to be a huge Broome Dusters collector myself, I love local sports history and feel it should be preserved. I started doing sports card shows with my father when I was 7 years old, Leon has been collecting and dealing in cards his whole life as well. It’s in our blood. When you have a passion for what you do it’s easy to wake up and go to work each day. When I joined the business in 2017 we went from being a sports cards only shop to a full on collectibles shop. We have something for everyone. We do sports cards, sports memorabilia, comic books, toys, vintage vinyl records, video games and more.
“I feel it is important to support the community that supports us. Each year we provide the auction items for the Achieve golf tournament with the Binghamton Devils. We donate items and run the charity auction. My great grandmother Roy Sall was a founding member of the ARC (now Achieve) and my brother attended classes with ARC growing up. It is a very special organization and it is important for me give back to them.
We provided the Binghamton Police Department with trading cards for the officers to hand out to kids to help make the kids more comfortable with the local law enforcement, and we are always making up gift bags for local charities that need help. Again, it is a huge priority for us to support the community that supports us.”