After 64 events, a long-running Florida sports card show may be packing up for good. The Saturday shows at Union Church in Ormond Beach will come to an end on Saturday according to a local newspaper. Economic realities, a nearby card shop stocking more items and a dearth of new collectors has meant more dealers in the room than buyers at times, according to organizers. The … [Read more...] about Florida Sports Card Show Shutting Down?
A lot has changed since Bob Ferri opened his sports card and show promotion business more than 30 years ago. For one thing, there's more than one brand producing cards. Ferri has seen it all since ditching his day job and making a living in the hobby. The Scranton, Pa., area man is still selling at the local Farmer's Market and hosting local shows and thankfully, collectors … [Read more...] about PA Dealers, Collectors Feel Good About Sports Card Hobby
We've come a long way from the days when multiple companies each produced multiple baseball and other sports card brands each year. A lot of card shops were happy to always have something new to sell. It didn't do the hobby any favors, though. There was confusion in the market. Collectors used to having a puncher's chance to chase down every card of a certain player or … [Read more...] about Trading Card Companies, Leagues Adjust to Evolving Market
If you're looking to sell, the last week of February is a good to do it. eBay is offering free auction style listings until February 28. Just list them Auction-style with no reserve price. Your minimum bid can be whatever you like, which differs from the 99-cent option that's always available. Click here to sell. … [Read more...] about List Your Stuff on eBay…Free
Topps seemed to be in disarray a few years ago. The direction of the company was called into question by members of its Board of Directors. Business wasn't that good. There was even talk of a takeover by Upper Deck. It all seems like ancient history now. It's believed that sales and public perception is better. Topps was sold to a group headed by former Disney chief … [Read more...] about Meet Topps’ CEO
Need a good, catchy eBay name? How about a site that lets you list items in bulk? Something to manage your listings easier? What about some sites that help you know what to bid on a certain item? eBay's growth has spurred countless satellite businesses that can help make you an eBay selling star--or a successful buyer. They offer solutions for sellers who move a … [Read more...] about 30 Useful Tools for eBay Buyers, Sellers
A born again collector who is now a consignment director for a major auction house talks about what's happened in collecting over the last 30 years. … [Read more...] about Hobby Changes Have Happened Fast