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Field of Dreams Stores Acquired by TRISTAR

Field of Dreams store

Dreams Inc. has sold its Field of Dreams retail stores and Vegas autograph appearance business to TRISTAR Productions.

Jock Smith Jersey Collection Among Highlights of New SCORE! Exhibit in Vegas

SCORE - Football, Marcus Allen jersey

Sports collectors visiting Las Vegas may have a new destination to check out. The new SCORE! inside the Luxor Hotel is memorabilia and interactive exhibits all in one. The late Jock Smith’s game-worn jersey collection is a centerpiece.

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.

Blog: Card Industry Insiders Talk

sports card packs

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

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.

Vegas Trip Pulled from Topps Pack

Topps UFC triple autographed card pulled

Finding a triple autograph in a pack of UFC cards was worth more than just the card.

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.

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.

’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.