10 Notable Auction Prices Realized for PSA-Certified Items in 2019 – To say it was a HUGE year in the hobby is an understatement. Multiple records were breaking across several categories of collectibles and PSA-certified items were at the forefront.
Upper Deck CDD Conference Takeaways: Psychology of Collecting – As a store owner, did you know that you have the ability to influence buyer behavior that directly increases your bottom line? It’s true. The Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference provided a wealth of insights into this intriguing topic. Repeat purchasing is great for everyone […]
This can’t miss event is LOADED with valuable tools and information to help hobby shop owners grow their businesses and navigate the never ending challenges of the retail marketplace.
2019 Industry Summit Recap: Market Strength Unprecedented – The hobby market, from a business standpoint, has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. The lack of access to product was a common complaint heard throughout the show. However, when compared to the hobby’s previous boom during the junk wax era, the restraint shown by manufacturers should […]
PSA Unveils Pro Model Bats Photo-Matching Service – Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com) is pleased to announce that it is adding photo-matching examination to its professional model bat authentication service. A true photo-match is a definitive match of an image or video footage frame to a specific bat. A conclusive photo-match can add tremendous value to […]
GTS Special Announcement: Price Increase on Supplies Effective May 1st – GTS was recently advised of pricing increases from select supply vendors. Accordingly, GTS will be implementing new pricing starting on May 1st, 2019 for BCW Supplies. Please follow the link below for the complete list of affected items (specific to Sports & Entertainment). We […]
Resolution Phomatching Offers New Screen Sharing Consultations – We received the following press release from top-rated photomatching authentication company, Resolution Photomatching. It has reprinted in its entirety (with minor edits for clarity) below for your convenience. Resolution Phomatching Offers New Screen Sharing Consultations We’re always looking for new things we can do to further perfect […]
Upper Deck Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration – Upper Deck, the industry leader in sports and entertainment trading cards and collectibles, kicks off its 30th anniversary this week, starting with a commemorative Diamond Relics anniversary card set. Additional promotions and activities will be announced throughout the year, including exclusive 30th anniversary activations at events such […]
2019 Topps Industry Conference – Agenda, Topics, Guests – The annual Topps Industry Conference is once again being held at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual gathering of brick-and-mortar retailers, authorized group breakers and distributors provides Topps the opportunity to layout coming plans for the year and interact with customers . It […]
McFarlane Toys Adds DC Collectors Figures Line, 2020 Releases Planned – The longtime maker of collectible action figures, for a wide range of licenses, is set to begin a new heroic journey. McFarlane Toys has entered into a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to release collector figures from the expansive DC Multiverse. […]