Baytown teen buys baseball card shop

January 13, 2010 3:48:31 PM PST
We take you to a new memorabilia shop called Around The Horne and what makes it unique is how it got started. A person could spend hours just looking at this collection and this is only part of it. Perhaps, what's most intriguing about all of this is the brains behind this operation. He's a young entrepreneur with passion.

At 15, Brandon Horne, a freshman at Baytown Christian, has taken his love of sports memorabilia and turned it into a lucrative business.

"I guess it really hasn't hit me yet. Just fun for now," said Horne.

Five months ago, Horne bought the shop which sits inside Burn's Antiques in Baytown. He says Jay, the former owner, taught him almost everything he knows about collecting. Horne started when he was eight years old.

"I can tell you a card, just by looking at it, how much it's worth. It really involves the player and the market for the player right now," said Horne.

Collectors will pay just a few bucks to well over $100 for a baseball card. A1910 card is 100 years old and is one of the first baseball cards ever made. It's a called a tobacco card.

"You used to get them out of cigarette packages," said Horne.

It sells for $130. Horne's other prized possession is 3,000 hit club baseball with 15 signatures on it.

"Pete rose, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Craig Biggio," Horne said.

It's not for sale. Horne's mother says she couldn't be more proud.

"He deserves it. He's earned it.he does really good in school and he loves this," said Andrea Horne.

Between school, baseball, and football, Horne with the help of his family manages to make time for his business. Impossible? Not if it's something you love.

"Have that drive and have that desire. If you really want it, you should go out there and get it," said Horne.