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 … [Read more...] about Shop Talk: Father’s Day Packs, Stadium Club and Slow Selling…Prizm?
Panini Fathers Day
Born out of a successful Black Friday promotion several years ago, Panini's Father's Day pack giveaway is back for another year. The 2019 edition of the program will once again provide free, exclusive packs to collectors who visit a participating local hobby shop and buy certain boxes of the company's cards. The promotion takes place the weekend of June 14-16. Each … [Read more...] about 2019 Panini Father’s Day Promotion Coming Next Week
As I write this, I’m getting ready for this weekend's 2017 Panini Father’s Day promotion, the second most popular in-store event of the year next to Panini Black Friday. My collectors love this promotion so much that I stepped up and dropped almost what I paid for my 2016 Honda Crosstour to stock my store with Panini products. The deal, once again, is that … [Read more...] about What’s Hot: Father’s Day Promotion a Mystery, MLB Releases on Fire
A couple of weeks ago I got one of my two favorite calls of the year when my rep dialed me in that the list of participating products for 2016 Panini Father’s Day was out. These are the products I have to order to get the free 2016 Father’s Day packs I hand out to customers during the promotion. That call cost me about as much as a BGS Michael Jordan 9.5 from a seller with … [Read more...] about Panini Packs O’Plenty: Father’s Day Promotion Returns
Hello fellow card maniacs, It’s time for the second annual Mikey Awards. This is easily my most favorite piece to share each year and yes, I do put more than 20 minutes into this article. I still write it after midnight just like my other reports just to make it as cool and culturally relevant as possible.Since I’m writing this on Christmas morning, I hope that you were … [Read more...] about What’s Hot in the Shop: The 2014 Mikey Awards
Before I get going on fawning over the 2014 Panini Father’s Day promotion, I wanted to share the loss to the hobby of David Reel, formerly of Topps. I’ve never taken the time to point out one specific individual from a manufacturer (at least I don’t think that I have), but when I heard last Friday that he would no longer be with Topps, I realized that one of my top 10 people … [Read more...] about What’s About to Be Hot in the Shop: 2014 Panini Father’s Day
We are a few days past the 2012 Panini’s Father’s Day promotion and if you did not know it before, it is now crystal clear that this hobby loves free packs! They REALLY love free packs that are loaded with autographed and relic cards from the biggest players in MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL. It's certainly what was hot in my shop. Following in the success of Panini’s … [Read more...] about What’s Hot in the Shop: Panini Shows Other Hobby Shop Promotions Who Their Daddy Is