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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.

Summit Survey Shows Sports Card Market Optimism

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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

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

Industry Summit Attendance Grows

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

Retailers Looking Forward to 2011 Football Cards

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A group of marquee position players has card companies and dealers ready to trot out football products right after this spring’s draft.

Blog: Card Industry Insiders Talk

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Some comments from shop owners, distributors, licensees, card company reps and others on the state of the industry.

Shaffer: Marketing to Kids an Industry Must

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

Survey: Kids Less Than 10% of Hobby Shop Business

Hobby shop owners say adults are still driving their business, while one card manufacturer is a strong number one in customer service.

80+ Hobby Shop Owners Will Attend Vegas Event

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Hobby shops, distributors and card companies gather in Vegas next month to discuss business issues.

’10 Key Questions’ to Kick off Industry Summit

Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas

A ‘summit’ of hobby business people is set for next month in Las Vegas with a little self-examination on the agenda.