Hot in the Shop – New Releases for 7/13/2015 – NFL Stickers!! – The countdown to the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention is officially underway. This time of year marks a slight lull in the hobby before things get really crazy at the end of the month.
Baseball’s mid-summer classic, the annual All-Star Game takes place this week. Veterans and a couple of high-profile rookies in Kris Bryant and Joc Pederson will be taking part in the festivities. A spike in interest from casual collectors and sports fans may translate to demand and foot traffic into hobby shops. Be sure to have some of their prospect and rookie cards on hand.
The tennis world saw an amazing achievement this weekend by Serena Williams. Her win at Wimbeldon put her in some elite company and demand for her autographed trading cards and memorabilia has never been higher. While still a small niche in the hobby, tennis fans and collectors are a loyal bunch and often have plenty of discretionary income to spend. Can your shop cater to these collectors?
Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop with a look at New Releases for the week of July, 13th 2015.
Sports Cards & Stickers
2015 Panini NFL Sticker Collection (7/15/2015) – 2015 Panini NFL Sticker & Album Collection provides collectors with a (477) Sticker Set including (133) special Metalized Foil stickers and a (72) page Collector Album is also available.
McFarlane SportsPicks – 2014 World Series Champions Madison Bumgarner (7/13/2015) – Madison Bumgarner, simply put, is statistically one of the greatest post-season pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball, and has forever cemented his legacy as a World Series legend. This figure celebrates one of the most decorated and dominant players in MLB post-season history.
Madison Bumgarner is showcased wearing his home uniform from the 2014 World Series (Game Five) and includes the official 2014 San Francisco Giants Champions logo on the base and three World Series trophies!
Each figure will be individually numbered, with only 6,000 total pieces made and packaged in the ‘Collector Box’ style packaging!
The Walking Dead TV Series – Woodbury Assault Rick Grimes (7/13/2015) – Everyone has a point where enough is enough. That point was reached by Rick Grimes when he discovered The Governor held Glenn and Maggie captive in Woodbury. Completely disregarding the fact he knew very little of The Governor and less of Woodbury, he went in ready to fight to save his friends. However good deeds do not go unpunished…saving Glenn and Maggie brought devastating consequences to him and his companions. This version of Rick from the Season 4 Episode 9 ‘The Suicide King’, shows the outfit worn during this rescue mission. The figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, an assault rifle, pistol, revolver, home phone, and machete.
The Walking Dead TV Series – Flu Walker (7/13/2015) – In our world, the flu can be dealt with bed rest and medicine…the Atlanta survivors don’t have it that easy. In Season 4, a flu outbreak grips the prison and some survivors found themselves going to bed sick and waking up a walker. This Flu Walker was one of the unlucky few claimed by the virus. The figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation and flu-ravaged body.