In the quiet town of Carberry, about 5 kilometres south of the Trans Canada highway, and 50 kilometres east of Brandon, you’ll find the relatively newly established grocery store called “Meyers Quality Meats & Groceries.”
This fine little establishment, which has been serving the town of Carberry and surrounding area for approximately 6 years, has everything you need in a grocery store:
- fresh, appealing produce,
- quality meat, cut in-store,
- in-store made convenience meals that smell delicious,
- a good selection of various dry goods,
- fresh baked goods from local bakeries,
- other locally sourced foods,
- and best of all, some Upper Deck hockey cards and a small assortment of NHL team memorabilia dispersed throughout the store.
My son and I bought a couple packs of cards from this bargain bin and we weren’t disappointed! We’ll add a lot of these cards into our NHL Top 100 Players collection.
Certified Upper Deck Diamond Dealer
Dave, owner of Meyers Meats, normally carries more Upper Deck hockey cards, but due to circumstances beyond his control, the packs he would normally display are not currently on the store’s shelves when I visited him on July 13, 2018. The store is a certified Upper Deck diamond dealer as you can tell from the signs in and around the store.
Some of the top selling products regular card-collecting customers come in for include:
- Ultimate Collection,
- Splendor, and
- The Cup.
Memorabilia items are also a top seller during the Christmas season. They make excellent gifts.
Dave collects hockey cards with his 14-year-old son. Although he likes to see more kids get into the hobby, and he encourages them to get into the hobby by handing out hockey cards every so often, most of his customers are looking for the higher end merchandise. And he does his best to not disappoint them.
Go explore Manitoba!
So if you live in the western part of Manitoba or you find yourself in the area somewhere between Portage la Prairie and Brandon, go pay Meyer’s Quality Meats a visit and check out their hockey card and memorabilia selection.
It’s a lovely drive off the Trans Canada highway if you take Provincial Road 351 from the east.
If you know of more stores in rural Manitoba that sell sports cards, whether in boxes, packs, or singles, please email and let me know. I’d love to pay them a visit and feature them here on the Manitoba Sports Cards website.