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Ramblings: Reader Question About Starting a Card Show

Rich answers a potential show promoter’s question about how to get a new event off the ground.

Ramblings: Never a Dull Moment at Local Shows

$1 admission was too much for one collector, while one dealer has a lesson for others: promote yourself.

Most Watched Panini America Items on eBay

From Andrew Luck to Kyrie Irving, promo sets to autograph deals, Panini has been busy. We’ve got a look at what items are the hottest right now.

McDonalds Sponsoring Canadiens Set

It’s not quite the nationwide promotion collectors got used to for nearly two full decades, but McDonald’s in Canada are back in hockey cards.

News and Notes From In and Around the Hobby

An eBay seller shoots for the moon with Pat Tillman’s old spikes; the Cardinals are memorabilia collectors; the Brewers and Braun just say no, a 1992 Prince and Cecil Fielder ad for McDonald’s… and eBay is having a listing special.

Upper Deck Bringing National Hockey Card Day to U.S. Shops

Upper Deck will team with its approved stores to bring National Hockey Card Day over the border.

Card Shop Owners React to Black Friday Promotions

Panini made a late move to try and drum up business for hobby shop owners. Did it work? Depends on who you ask.

Editor’s Blog: Promote Your Black Friday Event Free; Penny Listings

It’s penny auction listing day at eBay…we’ve got a free plus for your Black Friday events and a look at an old Topps cello pack.

eBay Will Offer Sellers Break on Final Value Fees

eBay has announced a seller’s discount on fees between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Panini Pink Themed Football Card Set Available

Panini has released a special 64-card set of football cards carrying the Gridiron Gear design, but with a breast cancer awareness twist.

More News, Notes: Card Burglar, Panini Player of the Day, Tom Brady Finally Gets Chili’s Auto

A burglar swipes expensive cards, Panini brings back a popular promotion and spurned as a youngster, Tom Brady finally gets his autograph.

PA Dealers, Collectors Feel Good About Sports Card Hobby

The buying and selling goes on near Scranton, Pa., as dealers and collectors observe an evolving market that seems to be pushing back to its roots.

Editor’s Blog: BBCE Promo, Stanley Cup Practice Jersey Bargains, Harwell Collection

Rip wax, get bargain on-site grading…and the jerseys from the Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup-energizing practice go on the auction block.

Editor’s Blog: FBI Visit, Auction Results, Topps Hobby Shop Promotion

Some four leaf clovers dotting the news landscape on St. Patrick’s Day.

Show Promotion: Where to Find Customers

Promoting a sports card or trade show in the 21st century means being interactive

Topps Diamond Giveaway Offers Prizes

Feel lucky, punk? Topps is ready for you.

2011 Topps Wrapper Redemption Program Announced

Topps will offer buyers of its 2011 hobby and jumbo boxes some packs from a special wrapper redemption set.

2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway Includes Engagement Ring

If you’re thinking of getting married and don’t mind getting dirty, Topps wants to talk to you.

Topps Delivers 1952 Mantle to Winner

Topps wasn’t cheap when it came to awarding at least one of the 1952 Topps Mantle cards as part of its Million Card Giveaway promotion.

Panini, Kids Foot Locker Team Up for Card Promotion

Will customers who buy other NBA gear get hooked on basketball cards? That’s the plan.