2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!! – In what would have been its fifth year, the GTS Distribution promotional event of the year returns!! We are excited to announce that we expect our, first come, first served, limit of 150 participating stores to be a complete sellout! We are also excited to share that we have a number of vendors and manufacturers participating as supporting sponsors!

2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!

2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!


This annual B2B sales promotion is a great opportunity to celebrate #TheHobby. It’s also EXCLUSIVE to GTS Distribution customers. This year, we have (11) supporting sponsors! (as shown above) They have each contributed items to help make your event a success. Suggested uses for the vendor/manufacturer provided FREE BONUS SWAG includes, but is certainly not limited to; door prizes, raffles, giveaways, sales incentives, etc.


In addition to a record number of supporting sponsors, this year’s promotion allows GTS customers to select from OVER 400 great products!! Plus, this year’s list of memorabilia items includes OVER 100 different autographed pieces!! Some of the featured names include some of the greatest names in sports history, including:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Mariano Rivera
  • Roger Clemens
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Joe Montana
  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Mike Tyson

Not only that but we have a huge roster of autographed memorabilia items from young stars and potential future greats including:

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Justin Herbert
  • Lamar Jackson
  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.
  • Tua Tagovailoa
  • Josh Allen
  • Juan Soto
  • Devonta Smith
  • Jaylen Waddle
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Plus many more great players and athletes! 


This sales promotion runs from now, until 4pm Eastern time, December 3rd, 2021. Participating stores can expect to receive their own promotional kit, which includes:

  • (1) Welcome Letter
  • (1) 12″ x 18″ Window Cling
  • (50) POS 5″ x 7″ Reminder Cards

In addition, please use the links below to download hi-resolution digital copies of the National Hobby Shop Day logo, POS Reminder Card and website banner ad. Feel free to use them for your own marketing; website, social media newsletters, etc. Plus, if you run out of reminder cards, you can easily print more.

2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!

2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!


In addition to the great manufacturer and vendor contributions, GTS will also be including the following:

  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit – Whether you use it for a pizza party, coffee and donuts, or your favorite beverages 😉 and snacks, treat your customers to something on us!*
  • Assorted Promo Packs (Dozens) – We will add to the NHSD Swag Pile with great manufacturer promo packs from sets like Panini Father’s Day, Upper Deck Overtime, Panini Black Friday/Cyber Monday and more!

*  Must submit receipt to GTS sales representative 

We have been advertising this “SAVE THE DATE” piece in the September, October and November issues of Beckett Baseball and Football. The collector facing tagline, “Is Your LCS Participating?” was purposefully used to drive traffic to shops to ask about the event. (We’ve already heard from some of you that it worked.) 👍 Additionally, we have been running banner impressions on the Beckett website and will continue to do so through the event day of December 11th, 2021.

2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!

We will also be running a banner ad on Sports Collectors Daily starting on November 1st. Also, beginning at some point in November, we will simultaneously be running banner advertising on Cardboard Connection. All digital ad spots will run through the event day.


All digital ads, mentioned above, will link to a pinned Facebook post on the National Hobby Shop Day Facebook Page. That post will be used to provide a regularly updated list of participating stores. Once the B2B sales promotion ends on December 3rd, that pinned Facebook post will link back to this post, which will by then have been updated with the complete list of participating stores.


Our business was built on the motto of Great Teams Succeed, in recent years that motto has evolved to become Partners in Success and later, The Power of Partnership. This year, we are going to aid are valued customers even further in that success and partnership with some specific content designed to help you have your most successful in-store event ever!

We are excited to have access to a sports collectibles industry veteran, who specializes in event management.  A special welcome to Sarah Martin, who most recently worked in the industry for Upper Deck! Sarah will be providing her keys to hosting a successful in-store event as well as doing a Q&A* on social media.

* Date, time TBD



After almost two years of truly unprecedented times, we are very thankful to be able to resume the annual National Hobby Shop Day, promotional sales event.

Thank you to our supporting sponsors, all of whom continue to deal with ongoing supply chain issues, for continuing to support this event despite those challenges.

An equal thank you to ALL of our customers. We have always strived to create opportunities that deliver a win-win-win for all involved. We truly do hope that this sales event, is your best ever.




The final list will be posted sometime between late December 3rd and the morning of December 6th. A weekly updated list of participating stores can be found here, starting November 6th.



2021 National Hobby Shop Day, Returns Bigger, Better . . . Than Ever!!




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