The Las Vegas Club was built around a sports theme. Closed in August, the casino’s sports memorabilia collection is going up for sale.
Dreams Inc. has sold its Field of Dreams retail stores and Vegas autograph appearance business to TRISTAR Productions.
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.
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.
Some comments from shop owners, distributors, licensees, card company reps and others on the state of the industry.
The industry has to connect with kids’ habits if it’s going to stay relevant according to one former sports card company executive.
Finding a triple autograph in a pack of UFC cards was worth more than just the card.
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.
Hobby shop owners say adults are still driving their business, while one card manufacturer is a strong number one in customer service.
A ‘summit’ of hobby business people is set for next month in Las Vegas with a little self-examination on the agenda.