GTS Distribution has purchased the wholesale distribution division of Lou Brown cards and will operate GTS-Midwest out of the former Lou Brown Cards facility.
GTS Distribution currently has locations in Northern and Southern California, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii and Georgia.
The Brown cards Michigan operations will continue to be staffed by long time Lou Brown Cards employees, Brad Aupperlee and Dan Chandler.
According to a news release, Brown will continue to be involved in the sports card industry, running his retail operations, Legends Sports & Games and CollectandSave.com.
In a letter to customers last month, Brown said, "We are going on our 23rd year in the industry and our 18th as a distributor. With all the changes in our industry over the past few years, I made a difficult but heartfelt decision that it did not make sense to continue as a smaller independent distributor. I felt that in the best interest of our loyal customers and dedicated employees, that your needs would be better served by partnering up with a larger distributor that can provide you with all of the lines that you need to be successful."