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Chicago Area Shop Owner Expands

Brian Jadzak

While some sports card shops are just happy to make ends meet, Brian Jadzak has been adding new locations in the Chicago suburbs.

Panini Offers Sports Card Shops New Rewards Program

Panini Roundtable Rewards Program

The new Panini Roundtable program gives selected shops a peek at new products ahead of their national release and the chance to talk with product developers.

2013 Topps Baseball Day One

MDC Fielder

The first official day of the release of 2013 Topps baseball revealed a few secrets, some company info, falling base set prices–and the contents of thousands of freshly-opened packs arrived on eBay.

Panini Puts Pricing Decisions Back in Hands of Hobby Shops

Panini America logo

Panini’s MAPP experiment has come to an end with hobby shops no longer required to sell boxes of cards at manufacturer-mandated prices.

Rookie Card Moratorium: Shops, Collectors Adjust to NHLPA Move

2012-13 Certified Hockey

Pain this year could become big gains next year. At least that’s the hope of collectors and especially Canadian hobby store owners after the 2012-13 rookie card class was put on ice until next season.

Topps Chrome Football Roars Again

Topps Chrome Football box

It’s not quite Thanksgiving but Mike Fruitman is singing the praises of what a hot rookie class in 2012 Topps Chrome football is doing for hobby shops.

Hurricane Sandy Still Taking Toll on New York, New Jersey Hobby Shops

Flickr photo by Desiree Arroyo (Creative Commons)

Gas is scarce and so are customers as hobby shops in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy fight on. Shifting priorities and logistical issues have provided some with the biggest challenges they’ve ever faced.

How This Year’s NFL Rookie Cards Are Driving Sales

2010 Topps Platinum Sam Bradford auto

A strong rookie class and better odds of pulling one of their cards have resulted in solid sales of 2010 football cards.

2010 Topps Tribute Football Sneak Peek

2010 Topps Tribute Football Triple Auto Staubach Aikman Romo

Topps Tribute will offer six hits per six-pack box.

Upper Deck: Volunteers Helping

Upper Deck Volunteer Alliance

Upper Deck’s best customers are helping spread the word about the hobby.

Co-Op Effort Propels Player of the Day

It’s a cooperative effort when card companies, sports card shops and the NFL Players Association host the Player of the Day.