Vinyl - Eclipse Records
Hymie’s, Cheapo, and Electric Fetus may have larger collections, but vinyl hunters in the know make regular trips to Eclipse Records in St. Paul. There, an eclectic, ever-evolving selection of classic and indie rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and new vinyl awaits in a store that’s just the right size for an hour or two of intense browsing.
381 N. Wabasha St., St. Paul, 651-224-2500, eclipse651.com
Video Games - Cedar Cliff Collectibles
Eager to fire up an old console and reminisce with some Blaster Master or Castlevania, or maybe go way back and dig into a little Zaxxon? There’s no guarantee you’ll find them at Cedar Cliff, but you’re bound to find something worth trying in this extensive selection of vintage video games for the storied consoles of yore. It has comics, cards, toys, graphic novels, and more.
1960 Cliff Lake Rd., Eagan, 651-454-3400, cedarcliffcollectibles.com
Comics - Comic Book College
If you’re serious about collecting comics—that is, really serious—you need to graduate to Comic Book College, where you’ll find thousands of issues of every comic imaginable from every publisher who ever inked a superhero. New comics arrive every Wednesday, and if you’re into new comics, it has those, too.
3145 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-2309, comicbookcollege.com