Go GTS Live! – The Hobby’s Web Show
GTS Distribution is proud to introduce The Hobby’s first LIVE web show dedicated to the sports and entertainment collectibles. Inspired by the quality content of the Cardboard Connection Radio Show, that stopped airing late in 2014, this interactive, video talk show will serve as the go-to resource for hobby related information. Viewers will be treated to the latest product information, news, trends and guest interviews. This web show will be the perfect platform to not only discuss the hobby and products, but also to see the latest offerings from each manufacturer. The show promises to be a positive, entertaining, informative and constructive resource for The Hobby.
WATCH: Go GTS Live S1, E1 – Tracy Hackler, Box Breaks – Kick back, relax and enjoy our first episode of Go GTS Live – The Hobby’s Web Show. Tracy Hackler from Panini America joins us to discuss the company’s NBA Player of the Day promotion, National Treasures Football cards, the hype surrounding the San Diego […]
Go GTS LIVE – The Hobby’s Web Show – Final Beta Test – Last Thursday, March 10th, 2016, marked the final beta test in advance of the show’s LIVE debut coming this Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9pm EST. Join your hosts Rob Bertrand (@VOTC) and Ivan Lovegren (@WatchTheBreaks) as they discuss this week’s hobby happenings. We […]
Go GTS Live – A Taste of What’s to Come – We are hopefully just a few short days away from the launch of the hobby’s first ever, LIVE streaming web show! Hosts Rob Bertrand and Ivan Lovegren, along with producer Joe Fallon have been hard at work putting the final touches on the show’s technical logistics. […]
Contest: 2015 Topps Triple Threads NFL Pick ’em #WinWithGTS – During a beta test shoot for the upcoming, LIVE streaming hobby, related web show, Go GTS Live, we broke a box of 2015 Topps Triple Threads Football. We will be giving away the hits from the break to, not one, but two lucky winners! Here […]
Bowman Brand Manager Zvee Geffen Talks 2015 Bowman Draft – It was an exciting day at Topps with the release of 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball. Rob Bertrand, host of the future web show, Go GTS Live, had the opportunity to chat with Bowman Brand Manager Zvee Geffen about the product’s launch*. The two discuss the […]
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Go GTS Live! – The Hobby’s Web Show – Show Features
Go GTS Live features our hosts engaged in witty, informed banter about the positive aspects of the hobby and the relative sports and entertainments happenings of the week. Additionally, here are a few regularly planned segments:
Guest Interviews: Live guest interviews will take place via webcam, mobile device, Skype. Guests will include manufacturer representatives, athletes, authors, hobby influencers and more.
Hot In The Shop: Our weekly blog segment will make its way live on the web show. Each week we’ll spend a few minutes talking not only about recently released products, but also what’s coming the following week.
Product Rewind: Everyone knows that good products don’t always get the attention they deserve when they first come out. This segment takes a look at products and ideas that have been released previously, and gives collectors and shops a reason or two to go back and take another look.
Future Watch: A look at some of the top prospects making news each week, and what products they can be found in, and their potential long-term hobby outlook.
Toy Focus: Collectors will get a look at some cool toys coming to market including action figures and more!
Live Box Breaks: Featured breaks of newer product releases and hits given away to LIVE viewers!
Rob Bertrand – Rob has been involved in producing hobby related, multi-media content for over 17-years. An avid collector himself, he is the former co-host and producer of the Cardboard Connection Radio Show. Rob got his start on the business side of the hobby as the lead content developer for Card Corner Club before the site’s merger with Cardboard Connection, where he continued on in the role as staff writer. He also has an extensive article archive on the collectibles website WorthPoint.com as one of their sports card and memorabilia experts. Over the last few years he has added event host and emcee services to his repertoire serving in that capacity for the last four years on the Mike Berkus Main Stage in the Ripping Wax Case Breakers Pavilion of the National Sports Collectors Convention. His freelance efforts have also included writing trading card backs and providing sports memorabilia appraisals. In addition to hobby related news coverage, he has also been a contributor for Sportsology.net covering the Chicago sports market. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.
Ivan Lovegren – Ivan is a comedy actor, writer, and producer based in Hollywood, CA, who also happens to have a sports card collecting obsession. In 2014 he parlayed his comedy skills and hobby passion into creating a sports card comedy web series on YouTube called “The Breaks.” Ivan has been an active presence in the online trading card community ever since, including filming an episode at the National Sports Collector’s Convention and appearing on numerous hobby media outlets including Beckett/Beckett Radio, Cardboard Connection Radio, & now on Go GTS Live. In addition to his work in the hobby, Ivan recently completed his first feature film (“Canyon Road”) & his first full-length television pilot (“GamerSesh”). His perfect day is watching a Cubs post-season victory followed by an evening hike with his wife Alexandra & dog Rexford. You can follow him on Twitter @WatchTheBreaks.