The vast majority of brick-and-mortar sports card shops--88 percent--report that those under the age of 17 comprise less than ten percent of their current customer base. The somewhat startling statistic was revealed in an online survey conducted in conjunction with the upcoming Industry Summit trade event in Las Vegas. Other survey results gave Panini America (formerly … [Read more...] about Survey: Kids Less Than 10% of Hobby Shop Business
Paid registration for the first-ever Industry Summit will exceed budget by more than 20 percent, organizers say. More than 185 paid registrants will gather at The Orleans Hotel & Casino April 11-14 for the inaugural trade event, including key representatives of all trading card manufacturers, 12 leading wholesale distributors and more than 80 brick-and-mortar hobby … [Read more...] about 80+ Hobby Shop Owners Will Attend Vegas Event
Among the attendees at the Vegas Industry Summit next month will be dealers who at least for one night will get the chance to be a kid. Hobby shops, as well as distributors and other attendees, are being encouraged to bring single cards to trade with attendees from other states to make their trip as valuable as possible. "I want to trade away my Yankees, Lakers, Cowboys … [Read more...] about Dealer Trading Night?
Adam Martin, co-owner of Dave & Adam's Card World, has agreed to launch the "10 Key Questions'' segment at the 2010 Industry Summit set for Las Vegas. The Industry Summit is a new venture designed to bring manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers together to network and discuss issues in the sports collectibles industry. The "10 Key Questions'' … [Read more...] about ’10 Key Questions’ to Kick off Industry Summit