A couple days ago, I took you just east of Tokyo, to the bay city of Chiba. Now, let's go to the southwest. Yokohama is not part of Tokyo (neither is Chiba), but just like the San Francisco Bay Area, the whole region has become one big sprawling metropolis.
Mint Yokohama is a few minutes walk from Yokohama Station. I visited for the first time with Zippy Zappy (Kenny), for an afternoon of baseball carding and chatting.
There is another card shop located in the area (not part of the Mint chain). I will be going back to Mint Yokohama, so I'll probably head that way again to give the other shop a second chance and write a post about it.
Overall, Mint Yokohama is about average in terms of selection. I was pleased with the discount box and some of the other random offerings I saw in the store. As always, there is a good selection of unopened current merchandise and current-year singles in baseball (NPB and MLB) and soccer, plus a scattering of other products and sports. I'd really like to spend a good chunk of time hunting through the boxes in the store though!
Open daily 11 to 8, you can get to the store by walking from Yokohama Station. Take the north exit, turn right, and follow the one-lane street that passes under the double-decker expressway (you should be heading in the opposite direction of vehicle flow). Keep to the left at the fork in the road (before the expressway). You'll pass a MOS Burger, and then a Sukiya. Mint Yokohama is in the building kitty-corner from Sukiya on the second floor. It's the YTU Building, and you can see the MINT logo on the sign outside, plus there's a Lawson on the first floor.