On today's show I discuss a variety of topics I've written down over the last few months.
I'm going to change my strategy on COMC again, this time pouring more money into the site.
I joined the 582 Topps Club, and got an invite to but a $1,000 box as a thank you.
Redemption cards are a Ponzi scheme and Topps, Panini, etc all participate.
I give an update on my Amazon/eBay sales for 2018 and I tell you how my strategy will change in 2019.
At the Topps Industry Conference, in beautiful Scottsdale, Ryan sits down with an All-Star panel of guests.
Dan from Mojobreak
Rich from Layton Sports Cards
Karvin Cheung from GTS Distribution
Erik Newton from Hall of Fame Baseball Cards
Adam Martin owner of DA Card World
Warning: Explicit Language
Ryan talks with Michael Roche, one of the attorneys representing Kevin Brashear in a class action lawsuit filed against Panini America.
Michael is not only a lawyer, but a card collector and knows the pain redemption cards cause the hobby.
We talk about a broad range of issues surrounding redemptions including:
The facts of the Brashear v. Panini America class action suit and how it came to be.
How can other collectors help or get involved?
Why only sue Panini?
Do ALL redemption cards violate law?
Do dealers/distributors who sell product with expired redemption cards have any legal exposure?
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How YOU can HELP!
Contact Michael Roche - he wants to hear from card collectors!
Like and SHARE YOUR STORY on the Martzell, Bickford & Centola Facebook page:
Read more about the case:
MBC Law Firm Blog - Lawfirm post
Collector Files Class Action Suit Over Redemption Cards - Sports Collectors Daily
Panini Lawsuit - Blowout Forums Discussion
Read Full Complaint - Sports Card Radio
Here are the cards from Panini I'm waiting on:
2012 Panini Contenders - [Base] - Rookie Ticket Variation - Stephen Hill /200 - Redeemed 1/29/2014
2012-13 Panini Immaculate Collection - Chinese Red - Viacheslav Kravtsov /25 - Redeemed 3/26/2014
Ryan talks with Mike, owner of Lower Level Sports Cards and Collectibles of Winnipeg, Canada.
What's Winnipeg like?
How did Mike get started in the business.
What % of his business is Hockey.
The type of advertising strategies that have worked for him.
Popular and hot products.
Thoughts on Upper Deck, ePack, exclusive licensing and much more!
Ryan talks to Upper Deck President Jason Masherah & Sr Manager of Customer Experience Chris Carlin about the new exclusive NHL and NHLPA deal.
Many topics are touched on from licensing to ePack.