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!
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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.
Ryan talks to one of the preeminent experts on Nascar trading cards @NasCardRadio.
We hit on some of the history of racing cards to his thoughts on the current license holder Panini.
17 year old driver Hailie Deegan is discussed.
Val gives insight into the PSA Set Registry and the annual PSA lunch at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Ryan talks about new COMC fees.
Buying high or low end cards?
Cristian Pache of the Atlanta Braves is discussed.