If you’re among those who’ve been clamoring for more food issue sets in the hobby, clamor no more. Marketside Pizza baseball cards have arrived. Well, if your local Walmart has them, anyway. Look for the specially-marked boxes before you head to the checkout. There were a small number of sightings late last week but the promotion is just now cranking up nationwide. The … [Read more...] about Walmart, Topps Team Up for New Baseball Card Promotion
I was admittedly both overwhelmed and flattered by the amount of replies to a recent article on card searching, and wanted to summarize some of your comments while also proposing steps that might be taken to thwart the practice. With this being said, there were a small number of individuals who self-confessed to searching and/or saw no problems in doing so. Regardless of … [Read more...] about Responsibility for Pack Searching: On Retailers or Manufacturers?
Akin to any card collector lured by the thrill of a pull, I too find myself – on occasion – picking up a pack or two of retail product knowing the odds heavily stacked against me. Still, there’s something fun about buying lower priced packs solely for the sake of it, great pictures to look at later that day or as needed distractions at work (I have a habit of putting favorite … [Read more...] about Pack Searching: Is It Time for a ‘Store Registry’?
Sports card shop owners are asking manufacturers to keep them better informed, slow down the flood of redemption cards and help them compete with major retailers like Target and Walmart who are selling cards too. 150 store owners are meeting at the Industry Summit in Las Vegas, developing a list of their most pressing concerns and objectives for the rest of 2011 and … [Read more...] about Shops, Card Makers Look for Common Ground