EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) -- You walk down the stairs of an Effingham house and find yourself in an awesome man cave in southern Illinois.

Look left and 16-year old Matthew Becker is going through Effingham's largest sports memorabilia collection. 

The growth he's seeing in his collection is in both size and profit margins. So much in fact, that through collecting, he's found the perfect business idea, something he's been an expert in since the age of eight.

However, making money isn't the sole reason he does this. He loves helping people, in the form of sharing his passion of collection with others. 
 
Over the years, Becker has profited thousands of dollars. Planning to stay local, Becker wants to open a shop in Effingham one day. 
 
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