I was out of the shop last week, so I offer my sincerest apologies for ghosting our loyal readers and depriving you all of an update from the shop. I was vacationing at the owner’s beach house in the Outer Banks with my family so, needless to say, it was a good week. We had an absolutely wonderful time in North Carolina but its always nice to be home, too.
One of the fun promotions that I missed the week I was gone was the 2021 Panini Father’s Day event.
After a hiatus last year from the promotion, Panini distributed some special packs to hobby shops again. The set offers a wide variety of superstars from various sports including the MLB, NFL, NBA, NASCAR and soccer to name a few.
Not only is there a lot of star power, there is a plethora of low serial numbered parallels and even some quality autograph and memorabilia cards to be found.
Packs were offered in store for free with qualifying Panini product purchases.
This has been one of my favorite promotions over the years and it was nice to see it back after a year off. We received a large number of packs to hand out and they were well received by customers.
We saw a beautiful one of one Kyler Murray Rose Bowl Jersey patch pulled right in our shop. In previous years we’ve seen nice pulls as well including a Zach Ertz 1/1 laundry tag a few years ago.
We even had a customer who opened his packs at home call us in excitement after he pulled a Trevor Lawrence card numbered to 99. Not bad when you score something nice for free.
It’s just a great promotion and something I personally look forward to each and every year.
2021 Stadium Club Baseball hit shelves last week. With quite possibly the best photography and imagery of any card set each year coupled with a number of fun inserts and two autographs per hobby box, it was selling well for us for around $120 per box.
As crazy as this sounds on the opposite of the spectrum we’ve been sitting on a lot of 2020-21 Prizm Basketball whether you’re talking hobby, blasters or otherwise.
We actually cracked a few cases of blasters and started selling them individually. I personally try to avoid opening boxes and packs at all costs but Prizm has always been a weakness of mine. I opened one blaster myself and actually pulled what is most likely the only autograph in the case in Detroit Pistons Hall of Famer Joe Dumars so that was… something.
Business was steady in the store all week and of course crazy busy online and it was nice to be back to catch up on the always exciting happenings in the hobby.