Sports Memorabilia Company a Corporate Giant

Dreams Inc. started relatively small, but the sports memorabilia company now has major financial backing and big plans for the future.

Attend a card show 25 years ago and you saw mostly… These days, cardboard is but a slice of a much larger sports memorabilia pie. Companies have gotten creative with the items they offer and the result has been steady growth for some.

Whether it’s autographs, display pieces or chunks of game-used memorabilia, there are plenty of ready and willing buyers. Dreams, Inc., parent company of Mounted Memories and autograph giant (among others), has become a publicly traded firm with multi-million dollar deals and a new investor with a solid reputation on Wall Street.

At the end of its 2006 fiscal year in March, the company posted annual revenue of $42 million, up from $33 million in 2005.

Check out the story in the Miami Herald..and audio from their interview with CEO Ross Tannenbaum.

And get this…the story claims "the hobby" is now a $4 billion a year business.