At that time, Pelster said, there were eight different stores that sold Husker merchandise. Today, apart from large retailers, Pelster is the only store selling Husker items and the only one that specializes in it.
âI am a die-hard Husker fan,â he said. âI started selling Husker products because I saw a good market in them. “
Many Nebraskans are hoping for a return to the good old days of Husker football. Pelster is among those who see good things in Scott Frost and look forward to the Husker Spring Game on Saturday.
âScott Frost has been good for business before – and I see a lot of good things coming out of the team that are good for Husker football,â Pelster said. âI think he (Frost) is on the right track. I believe in him.
Pelster said he has also seen a dramatic change in his customers. Last season, people still loved their Huskers, but heading into the spring game, he said, the excitement for a new season is at an all-time high.
While people are hoping Husker football is back, Pelster said he is also happy to be back.
âYou can’t even imagine how happy I am to be back,â he said. âThere were a lot of handshakes, a lot of thanks. That’s one of the best parts of the business: the customers.
As the fall football season approaches, Pelster said he will be adding more clothing to his inventory. Popular baby clothes are already in store. Flags are available and other equipment is on the shelves.