Near Mint Comic Books is a comic book store in Bikini Bottom. It appears in the episodes, "Sing a Song of Patrick," "The Card," and "Ditchin'."




It is a purple building which is partially made of bamboo. It has a giant book with a tear in the corner that says "NEAR MINT" on it in green font, along with "Comic Books" on the front wall as its sign.


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"Sing a Song of Patrick"

It appears at the beginning of the episode.

"The Card"

It is the main location of the former half of the episode. After the cashier tells SpongeBob that one of the packs of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy cards might contain a rare hologram card, SpongeBob goes through all of his money to try to find the card. However, he fails. Meanwhile, Patrick tries to buy a counting book. However, he gives up and buys the last pack of cards, which SpongeBob notices that it contains one of the hologram cards. Later, it is revealed that all of the hologram cards were in the pack of cards.


This is the location in which Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are signing "The Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy Book."

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  • Near-Mint is a joke on the word mint, meaning "in good quality of."
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