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Notebook: Brown Sues; Olbermann on Mastro; Baseball Exhibit; New Beckett Hire

Honus Wagner T206 PSA 8

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 Acquires Industry Summit

Beckett Media

Beckett Media has purchased the annual Industry Summit conference in Las Vegas.

Rich Klein: Stadium Club, Topps Tek Make Return As Redemption Issues Drag On

2000 Topps Tek Derek Jeter

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.

Summit Survey Shows Sports Card Market Optimism

sportscardshop

Hobby shops offer up some positive vibes about the sports card market in 2012…as long as you’re willing to work at it.

Q&A With a Hobby Distributor

GTS

Lloyd Kee of GTS discusses distribution policies by Panini and Upper Deck–among other things.

Industry Summit Attendance Grows

Orleans Hotel

Dozens of card shop owners get a boost from their suppliers to make it to the second annual conference.

Topps Does Vegas, Waiting for the ’11s, Remembering the Bird-Magic Rookie

2011 Topps Pujols

The Editor’s Blog talks industry news, the snowy wait for ’11 Topps, the Bird/Magic rookie card and OPC hockey.

NHLPA Launches Hobby Promotion Contest

NHLPA

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.

Shaffer: Marketing to Kids an Industry Must

sports card packs

The industry has to connect with kids’ habits if it’s going to stay relevant according to one former sports card company executive.

Panini Promises to Back Card Shops

Panini

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.

Dealer Trading Night?

Derek Jeter card

Not every industry conference is just a bunch of guys sitting around and talking.