NBA license or not, Upper Deck is apparently hanging on to its most valuable hoops asset with news of a renewed autograph partnership with Michael Jordan.
Jim Brown sues over his championship ring, Keith Olbermann talks about Bill Mastro, a huge baseball exhibit winds down and Beckett adds a new VP.
Beckett Media has purchased the annual Industry Summit conference in Las Vegas.
Topps confirms it’s bringing back Stadium Club and Tek. Rich Klein has thoughts on that along with the business of licensing and redemption cards as the Industry Summit continues in Las Vegas.
Hobby shops offer up some positive vibes about the sports card market in 2012…as long as you’re willing to work at it.
Lloyd Kee of GTS discusses distribution policies by Panini and Upper Deck–among other things.
Dozens of card shop owners get a boost from their suppliers to make it to the second annual conference.
The Editor’s Blog talks industry news, the snowy wait for ’11 Topps, the Bird/Magic rookie card and OPC hockey.
The NHL players union will trade an autograph session for a hockey card promotion. They’re also looking to set up a special retail committee aimed at keeping the communication flowing.
The industry has to connect with kids’ habits if it’s going to stay relevant according to one former sports card company executive.
Panini pledges to put hobby shops on a more level playing field in hopes of strengthening the industry, while admitting past foul ups under the Donruss name.
Not every industry conference is just a bunch of guys sitting around and talking.