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The Random Sports Card Blotter January 2014

A while back I did a podcast where I talked about DA Card World’s Hit Parade packs, which I actually thought were a good idea – and probably a decent attempt to make some money. Just from surfing around the internet, I’ve also seen DA Card World running ads through Google, usually on a broad range of websites … which is a good way to waste money. That’s why you own GOOG stock, sit back and laugh all the way to the bank. Anyway, the other day DA Card World thought it was a good idea to put up raffles (razz) that are as illegal as the sky is blue. The excuse for running these illegal contests was to basically blame their own customers for requesting them!! If your customers asked for everything to be 50% off – would you do it DA Card World? Nope. So stop blaming your customers for requesting them. If DA Card World was bogged down with orders of traditional un-opened boxes, they wouldn’t have time (or need) to come up with illegal raffles, re-packaged junk, or run ads. 

DA Card World Illegal Raffles

Speaking of freerolls. Group breaking is a freeroll. For those of you that aren’t clued in: you can buy into a group break … get all the cards shipped to you – request a refund from PayPal and they will give you your money back. Period. End of conversation. Those in the industry, including summit ‘organizers’ I talk about later have latched onto the group breaking business because it’s driving sales of crap that would just be sitting on the shelves of card stores or DA Card World. Let’s all just close our eyes and dream a little …. let’s assume group breaking blows up into a multi-million dollar business. That’s when PayPal (or worse – the DOJ) will come to crush you like the little cockroach you are. If you all depend on this money stream – you better A) lobby some politicians to change the rules (like big companies do) or B) find an attorney that can find a loophole you can use to do group breaking legally … and without the risk of charge-backs. The scamming of group breakers will only increase (as idiots like me tell you how easy it is) – but I don’t write or make the laws. I certainly wouldn’t want to rely on a paycheck from a business model so ripe for scams & charge backs. When you all go to zero one day – I can at least say I warned you to legitimize your revenue stream before someone of real importance decides to crush you.

Leaf’s owner Brian Gray sues people all the time. Most of the time I could care less on the outcome. However, if he wins his current lawsuit against Kevin Isaacson, the operator of the “Industry Summit” – I might try to piggy back his ruling … even if it’s just to re-connect with a college roommate who’s a prominent attorney now in the Bay Area. I went to the Industry Summit back in 2011, 2012 and made a great decision to attend a different Las Vegas Summit in 2013 – that has paid for the cost of attendance ten-fold. At the sports card industry summit I saw a lot of card shops struggling to make ends meet. Good ideas are brought up at the Industry Summit, but the people in charge of executing on those ideas is a revolving door of ‘little guys‘ who haven’t changed the sports card business in 20 years – all while facing increasing costs & competition. The fact is, Kevin Isaacson is probably a bigger idiot than the people that pay him thousands to have a ‘booth’ at an off-strip Vegas conference with only a few hundred of attendees. He said – just last year – Blowout Cards & DA Cards would never get into group breaking. I’ve been covering group breaking since 2008 – it doesn’t shock anyone (especially me) that low margin retailers would jump into group breaking … especially if those group breaks were eating into the sales of traditional un-opened boxes. Now the same guy who didn’t see the group breaking industry consolidating thinks its a good idea to turn people away from his event – without any terms-of-service or contract on his website! Isaacson is part of the ‘good ‘ol boy’ network that barely scrapes by in this business. A few of those ‘good ‘ol boys’ told him they don’t like Leaf – or Sports Card Radio for that matter, since neither of us are scared to tell our customers the truth. Isaacson runs an event every year to cater to the handful of businesses that feel like blowing a few thousand to get in front of a few hundred – don’t be surprised if he’s not around in a few years … much like many of the attendees. 

Sports cards are still distributed via a wholesaler – despite an increase in royalty payment to leagues – and an ever decreasing number of hobby shops in existence. Brian Gray (the owner or Leaf trading cards) said in the forum thread I link to earlier that he did ‘nearly 20 million’ in sales last year. Lets say Leaf gives 25% margin to distributors on those sales (it’s probably higher than that). That’s $5,000,000 dollars. If you rented a 100,000 sq foot warehouse (way too big) at $1/sq foot (way too much – but probably a reflection of true cost after insurance & other costs) PLUS had 4 employees you paid $50,000 each (way too much pay) – you’d add $3.6 million dollars to your bottom line without increasing your sales! Not to mention you could become a distributor of other licensed products or gaming cards from companies too lazy to hire a few people & rent a building. If you think these distributors do a bunch of selling – you’re wrong. Recently they’ve been marking down 2013 Panini products, and didn’t order enough 13/14 Panini Titanium Hockey – forcing Panini to distribute it via Canadian retailers and their own online shop. Distributors in other industries supply warranties, have a catalog, and in-general are only valuable if you are selling a product that needs to be distributed to certain areas of the country. For example – a San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt isn’t going to sell too well in Seattle – so if you were a licensed T-Shirt maker, you’d probably want a distributor who already knows this to effectively sell your product to the right retailers … saving you lots of time and un-sold items. Football cards are football cards – the same set sells in New England will sell in Los Angeles – there’s no need to use a distributor in the Sports Card business … except possibly when dealing with Target/Wal-Mart given the size of those orders.

Michael Eisner is one of the more public faces behind the Topps Company. It was Eisner’s Tornante Company, along with Madison Dearborn Partners who took the company private several years ago. A few months ago Topps went to the debt markets looking to raise $175 million dollars to refinance current debt (at a ~6% interest rate) and fund operating costs. One of the more interesting nuggets is that Eisner’s group ‘only’ owns 25% of Topps – which isn’t much skin in the game for an uber-rich guy.

If you think Panini is looking forward to next seasons NBA & NFL drafts that features Johnny Manziel, Jabari Parker among others – they’re not! …. actually they probably are, like anyone in this business, but what really has their mouth watering is the 2014 World Cup. The CEO predicts it will be the ‘biggest business in (Panini’s) history.’ Another interesting note is that 70% of Panini’s collectibles division is through sicker album sales. In short, sports cards is a tiny business – even for Panini Group.

2014 Baseball Card Show Calendar

     


2014 National Sports Collectors ConventionCleveland Information
July 30 – August 4, 2014
 
 
2016 Sports Card Show CalendarCLICK HERE
 

 

June 2014  

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  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Burlington, VT
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Chicopee, MA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Houston, TX

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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  • Long Beach, CA

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  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Long Beach, CA
  • San Diego, CA

7

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Meriden, CT
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Long Beach, CA

8

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Manchester, CT
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Roswell, GA
  • Concord, CA
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  • Deptford, NJ
  • San Diego, CA

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  • New York, NY
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Boise, ID
  • Appleton, WI
   

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  • Deptford, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Toronto, ON Canada
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  • San Diego, CA

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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Fishers, IN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • San Leandro, CA – 13th Annual Summer Show

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  • Albany, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Dover, NH
  • Taunton, MA
  • Milford, CT
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
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  • San Diego, CA
  • Detroit, MI

28

  • Rockledge, FL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Daly City, CA

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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Detroit, MI
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Daly City, CA
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July 2014  

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Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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  • Wildwood, NJ
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Wildwood, NJ

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  • Wildwood, NJ
  • Mansfield, MA
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  • San Diego, CA

12

  • New York, NY
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Appleton, WI

13

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Toronto, ON Canada

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  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Albany, NY
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hickory, NC
  • Fishers, IN
  • Phoenix, AZ

20

  • Albany, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Greenacres, FL

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  • San Diego, CA
  • Raleigh, NC

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  • Rockledge, FL
  • Raleigh, NC

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  • Milford, CT
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Raleigh, NC
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August 2014  

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Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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  • Deptford, NJ
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Deptford, NJ
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Appleton, WI

10

  • Hempstead, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Manchester, CT
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Toronto, ON Canada
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  • San Diego, CA

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  • Sacramento, CA

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  • Garfield, NJ
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Mansfield, MA
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  • Wildwood, NJ
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Wildwood, NJ

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  • Albany, NY
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Wildwood, NJ
  • Milford, CT
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  • Bloomsburg, PA

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  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Fishers, IN
  • Rockledge, FL
   

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  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Cincinnati, OH
   

 

September 2014  

1

  • Mansfield, MA

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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  • Long Beach, CA

5

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Long Beach, CA

6

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Long Beach, CA

7

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
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  • San Diego, CA

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  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Appleton, WI

14

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Manchester, CT
  • Toronto, ON Canada
   
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  • San Diego, CA

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  • Roseville, MN

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  • Hempstead, NY
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Dover, NH
  • Roseville, MN
  • Greenacres, FL

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  • King of Prussia, PA
  • San Diego, CA

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  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Fishers, IN
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Daly City, CA

28

  • Albany, NY
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Milford, CT
  • Daly City, CA

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October 2014  

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Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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  • Scranton, PA
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Scranton, PA
  • Bloomington, MN

5

  • Scranton, PA
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
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  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Marquette, MI
  • San Diego, CA

11

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Marquette, MI
  • Appleton, WI

12

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Manchester, CT

13

  • Mansfield, MA

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  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • San Diego, CA

18

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Roseville, MN

19

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Dover, NH
  • Roseville, MN
  • Greenacres, FL

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  • Duluth, MN
  • San Diego, CA

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  • Rockledge, FL
  • Fishers, IN
  • Hickory, NC
  • Duluth, MN

26

  • Albany, NY
  • Taunton, MA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Duluth, MN
  • Milford, CT
  • Toronto, ON Canada
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November 2014  

1

  • Bloomington, MN

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

2

  • Chicopee, MA
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
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  • San Diego, CA

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  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Appleton, WI

9

  • Hempstead, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Manchester, CT
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14

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • San Diego, CA
   

15

  • Bloomsburg, PA

16

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Dover, NH
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Greenacres, FL
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  • San Diego, CA

22

  • Greensboro, NC
  • Fishers, IN

23

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Taunton, MA
  • Milford, CT
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Toronto, ON Canada
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28

  • San Diego, CA
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Charlotte, NC

29

  • Albany, NY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Rockledge, FL

30

  • Albany, NY
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Charlotte, NC
   
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December 2014  

1

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

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5

  • King of Prussia, PA
  • San Diego, CA

6

  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Bloomington, MN

7

  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
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12

  • San Diego, CA.
  • Raleigh, NC

13

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Raleigh, NC

14

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Manchester, CT
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON Canada
   
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  • Maplewood, MN
  • San Diego, CA

20

  • Bloomington, MN
  • Maplewood, MN
  • Fishers, IN

21

  • Albany, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Dover, NH
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Maplewood, MN
  • Greenacres, FL

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  • San Diego, CA

27

  • Rockledge, FL

28

  • Milford, CT
  • Taunton, MA

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January 2014

1

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Mansfield, MA

 

 

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3

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Taylor, MI
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • San Diego, CA

4

  • Edmond, OK
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Meriden, CT
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Taylor, MI
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Pearl, MS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Bellevue, WA

5

  • Woburn, MA
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Roswell, GA
  • Wichita, KS
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Taylor, MI
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8

  • Bound Brook, NJ

9

  • Willow Grove, PA – Brandon Boykin Autograph Signing
  • Willow Grove, PA – Mychal Kendricks Autograph Signing

10

  • Scranton, PA
  • Paducah, KY
  • San Diego, CA

11

  • Albany, NY
  • Scranton, PA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Columbus, OH
  • Appleton, WI
  • Mounds View, MN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Arlington, TX
  • Louisville, KY
  • Paducah, KY
  • Portland, OR
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Santa Monica, CA – Shawne Williams Autograph Signing

12

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ
  • Albany, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Woburn, MA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Manchester, CT
  • Columbus, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Mounds View, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Paducah, KY
  • Toronto, ON Canada
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17

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA – Claude Giroux Autograph Signing
  • Exton, PA
  • White Plains, NY
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • San Diego, CA

18

  • Industry, CA – James Worthy
  • Anaheim, CA – Prince Fielder Autograph Signing
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • Spring, TX
  • White Plains, NY
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Dayton, OH
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Hickory, NC
  • Shoreline, WA
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Baton Rouge, LA – Kevin Faulk Autograph Signing

19

  • Newark, DE
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Woburn, MA
  • East Windsor, CT
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • White Plains, NY
  • Dover, NH
  • Windsor, ON Canada
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Lima, OH
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Shoreline, WA
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Anaheim, CA – Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Signing

20

  • Mansfield, MA

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  • Ft. Smith, AR

 

24

  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Greensburg PA
  • Houston, TX
  • Ft. Smith, AR
  • Independence, MO
  • Henderson, NV
  • San Diego, CA

25

  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Greensburg PA
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Fishers, IN
  • Houston, TX
  • Ft. Smith, AR
  • Independence, MO
  • Henderson, NV
  • Daly City, CA – Video From This Show – YOUTUBE

26

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Milford, CT
  • Taunton, MA
  • Woburn, MA
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Greensburg PA
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • London, ON Canada
  • Centereach, NY
  • Independence, MO
  • Canton, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Houston, TX
  • Ft. Smith, AK
  • Henderson, NV
  • Daly City, CA
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  • Long Beach, CA

 

   

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  • Alliance, OH
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Long Beach, CA
  • San Diego, CA
   

 

February 2014  

1

  • Edmond, OK
  • Lancaster, PA – Darren Daulton Autograph Signing
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Holland, MI
  • Romeoville, IL
  • East Hanover, NJ – Stephen Baker Autograph Signing
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fargo, ND
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Meriden, CT

 

2

  • Wilmington, DE
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Bound Brook, NJ
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Redford, MI
  • Roswell, GA
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • San Diego, CA

8

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Cross Lanes, WV – Ahmad Bradshaw Autograph Signing
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Arlington, TX
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Appleton, WI
  • Lincoln, NE – Quincy Enunwa Autograph Signing
  • Glendale, AZ

9

  • Hempstead, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Manchester, CT
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Lapeer, MI
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sugar Land, TX
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  • Taylor, MI
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • San Diego, CA
   

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  • Taylor, MI
  • Batavia, NY
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Dayton, OH
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Baton Rouge, LA – Magic Johnson Autograph Signing
  • Burns TN
  • Louisville, KY

16

  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Dover, NH
  • Providence, RI – Shawn Thornton Autograph Signing
  • Windsor, ON Canada
  • Toronto, ON Canada
  • Taylor, MI
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Richardson, TX

17

  • Mansfield, MA

18

  • Hampstead, MD – Justin Tucker Autograph Signing
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  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Springfield, PA – Matt Read Autograph Signing
  • Deptford, NJ
  • San Diego, CA

22

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA – Ian Lapperiere Autograph Signing
  • Havertown, PA – Mark Howe Autograph Signing
  • Willow Grove, PA – Steve Mason Autograph Signing
  • Bensalem, PA – Wayne Simmonds Autograph Signing
  • Deale, MD
  • Dayton, OH
  • Wyoming, MI
  • Rothschild, WI
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Fishers, IN
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Roseville, MN
  • Lexington, KY – Dan Issel Autograph Signing
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Santa Monica, CA – Robert Sacre Autograph Signing

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  • Albany, NY
  • Taunton, MA
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Canton, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Rothschild, WI
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Milford, CT
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Roseville, MN
  • Whittier, CA – Mike Lansford Autograph Signing
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  • Schenectady, NY
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • San Diego, CA

March 2014  

1

  • Schenectady, NY
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Great Meadows, NJ – Card Show + Doc Gooden Autograph Signing
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Delafield, WI – Jared Abbrederis Autograph Signing
  • Meriden, CT
  • Hickory, NC
  • Edmond, OK
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Round Rock, TX

 

 

2

  • Schenectady, NY
  • Newark, DE
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Erie, PA
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Redford, MI
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Webster, TX
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  • Havertown, PA – Michael Raffl Autograph Signing
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  • Scranton, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Duluth, MN
  • Houston, TX
  • San Diego, CA

8

  • New York, NY
  • Scranton, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Appleton, WI
  • Duluth, MN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Lincoln, NE – Dynamic Duo Autograph Signing
  • Aurora, CO – Danny Trevathan Autograph Signing
  • Portland, OR
  • Glendale, AZ
  • San Bruno, CA – David Lee Autograph Signing
  • Whittier, CA – Wesley Johnson – MarShon Brooks Autograph Signing

9

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Manchester, CT
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Scranton, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Duluth, MN
  • Okemos, MI – Kyler Elsworth Autograph Signing
  • Roswell, GA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Windsor, ON Canada
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  • Santa Clara, CA – GTSM Show
  • San Diego, CA
   

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  • Albany, NY
  • Roseville, MN
  • Marquette, MI
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Santa Clara, CA – GTSM Show
  • Shoreline, WA

16

  • Albany, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Dover, NH
  • Canton, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Roseville, MN
  • Thonotosassa, FL
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Santa Clara, CA – GTSM Show
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Toronto, ON Canada

17

  • Las Vegas, NV

18

  • Las Vegas, NV

19

  • Las Vegas, NV

20

21

  • Taylor, MI
  • Independence, MO
  • San Diego, CA
  • White Plains, NY – March Madness Show

22

  • Deptford, NJ
  • White Plains, NY – March Madness Show
  • Dayton, OH
  • Taylor, MI
  • Naperville, IL
  • Roseville, MN
  • Fishers, IN
  • Independence, MO
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Anaheim, CA – Chuck Finley Autograph Signing
  • Concord, CA
  • San Jose, CA – Toy & Comic Show

23

  • Deptford, NJ
  • White Plains, NY – March Madness Show
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Milford, CT
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Taylor, MI
  • Roseville, MN
  • Independence, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Scottsdale, AZ – Bo Jackson Autograph Signing
  • San Jose, CA – Toy & Comic Show
24
25
26
27

28

  • King of Prussia, PA – Michael Carter Williams Autograph Signing
  • Strongsville, OH
  • San Diego, CA

29

  • Ephrata, PA
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Glen Burnie, MD – Terrance West Autograph Signing
  • Strongsville, OH
  • Rothschild, WI

30

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Strongsville, OH
  • Rothschild, WI
  • Garfield, NJ
   
31    

 

April 2014  

1

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

 

Sports Card Radio Podcast Archive

2
3

4

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • San Diego, CA

5

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Meriden, CT
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ

6

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Bloomington, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Roswell, GA
7
8
9
10

11

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Maplewood, MN
  • San Diego, CA

12

  • New York, NY
  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Pasadena, MD – Chris Tillman Autograph Signing
  • Maplewood, MN
  • Appleton, WI
  • Jacksonville, FL

13

  • Bloomsburg, PA
  • Manchester, CT
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Maplewood, MN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Windsor, ON Canada
  • Toronto, ON Canada

14

   
15
16

17

  • Baltimore, MD – Justin Tucker Autograph Signing

18

  • Taylor, MI
  • San Diego, CA

19

  • Dayton, OH
  • Louisville, KY – 40 Table Card Show!
  • Taylor, MI
  • Fishers, IN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Fort Worth, TX

20

  • Taylor, MI
  • Dover, NH
  • Greenacres, FL

21

22

23
24

25

  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Springfield, MO
  • Somerset, NJ
  • Deptford, NJ

26

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Somerset, NJ
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Springfield, MO
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Rothschild, WI

27

  • Albany, NY
  • Somerset, NJ
  • Deptford, NJ
  • Milford, CT
  • Mansfield, MA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Springfield, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Rothschild, WI
  • San Francisco, CA
28

29

30    
31    

 

May 2014  

1

Sports Card Wholesale Distributor List

2

  • White Plains, NY – Spring Fever Show
  • Scranton, PA
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • San Diego, CA

3

  • White Plains, NY – Spring Fever Show
  • Scranton, PA
  • Meriden, CT
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Glendale, AZ

4

  • White Plains, NY – Spring Fever Show
  • Scranton, PA
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Chicopee, MA
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Roswell, GA
5
6
7
8

9

  • San Diego, CA

10

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • New York, NY
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Appleton, WI
11
12
13

14

   
15

16

  • San Diego, CA

17

  • Dover, NH
  • Fishers, IN
  • Rothschild, WI

18

  • West Lebanon, NH
  • Albany, NY
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Rothschild, WI
  • Windsor, ON Canada
19

20

21

22

23

  • San Diego, CA
24

25

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Taunton, MA
  • Milford, CT
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Toronto, ON Canada

26

  • Mansfield, MA
27
28

29

30

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Houston, TX
  • San Diego, CA
   

31

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Burlington, VT
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Houston, TX
   

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BlogTV Merges With YouNow.com – What Now?

BlogTV

Failing

Apple Logo

Not Failing

BlogTV isn’t a site a legitimate business should use as a main source of completing a sale – so I kinda chuckled when I saw Box Breakers use it as the source to display live streams. The site has pop-up ads when I go to it … that’s turning away buyers.

And it’s part of the reason BlogTV was broke. You know they were broke for 2 reasons. One, they say it (in so many words) on their own website. Underline added for effect

“but we are excited to partner with YouNow who are able to provide the resources necessary to move forward.” – From Why Is BlogTV Merging With YouNow?

That, and the technology they were using sucked. YouNow is only buying the database of users! If they technology was any good they’d leave the site up! And guess what they are going to do with that DB of new e-mails & users?

Blast your (customers) inbox with ways to make YouNow money back on the amount they paid per user.

Watching the video to a box break I’m involved in is almost as important as getting the cards! Would you let your broke neighbor ship out the cards from your last break? Of course not … then why are you letting broke websites stream your content? (YouNow.com and any streaming site not named YouTube is up to it’s eye balls in debt too

So What Site Do I Use?

100% do not use YouNow. I saw a link that said “Girls” on the bottom of the homepage. I would not send a paying user to that type of experience. Not to mention the site sucks worse than BlogTV did.

You need to send users to your own website. Quit using 3rd party, login and set-it-up in 5 min type websites. You’re insulting the customer who is spending their hard earned money by sending them to BlogTV who sold just for the database of names for e-mail blasting purposes. Live streaming has come along way in just the last 2 – 3 years. You can now stream video (live) via HTTP … which basically wasn’t possible that long ago.

If I were to setup a box break website this would be my first choice:

Last I heard Apple was going to give shareholders 13 Billion Dollars each year. (That’s like the net worth of the Ralph Lauren clothing company). Probably means they’re running a good business and have good products. You should use them.

Adobe and other tech giants have live streaming solutions for this as well. Many have DVR like functions that allow people to pause, rewind, replay.

Call any decent hosting provider (cough … Amazon or Liquid Web) and they will probably help set this up for you if you have no idea how to implement. You could easily search the internet (or Apple’s help files) and figure out how to do it yourself.

What about my chat box?

There are tons of open source chat boxes you can embed right next to your live streams. You could code one in like 20 mins even if you barely know what you’re doing. Embed it next to your hosted videos.

Done.

Conclusion:

You are loosing customers and money by hosting your box breaks on fail websites like BlogTV (and the like). The video is what makes box breaking unique! Spend a little time, resources and money in improving that experience … and you’ll be amazed how that small amount of effort will pay off in the long run.

 

2013 Baseball Card Show Calendar

   
Sports Card Radio 2013 Baseball Card Show Calendar. Updated Weekly.
Show Promoters: email me: sportscardshow@gmail.com with show details
100% Free to be added to list.
 
   
 
2014 Sports Card Show Calendar
 
 
Weekly Card Shows
Frank & Son’s – every Wednesday & Friday.
19649 San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748
Website: Frank & Son’s
250 Dealers weekly at this sprawling 60,000 sq ft
heaven for SoCal sports card collectors. Big time
autograph guests routinely appear at these shows
on Saturdays. Check their website for all show
and signing information.
   
   
Monthly Card Shows  
   
RK Sports Promotions
Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206 North
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Website: RK Sports Promotions
40+ tables at the Ramada Inn in Bordentown.
Check their website for details on live auctions
that they also promote. Great show to check out
if you are in the New Jersey area.
  


Midtown Sports Card Shows
Holy Cross School
332 West 43rd Street
(betw. 8th and 9th avenue)
New York, NY – 10036
Website: Midtown Shows
The longest running New York area show. 
Check the website for pictures and all the
dates which are also listed below in the
calendar under New York, NY links.
  


Twin Cities Sports Collectors Club
Valley West Mall
10590 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431
Website: TCSCC
If you live in the Bloomington, MN area, connect with
the TCSCC organization and check out their shows.
They typically have autograph guests who appear at
the two day shows at West Valley Mall.
  


West Palm Beach Show
American Polish Club
4725 Lake Worth Road
Greenacres, FL 33463
Website: West Palm Beach Shows
West Florida residents will want to stop by the American
Polish
club in Greenacres, FL and soak in some sports
card fun.
Every month dealers are on hand to buy, sell &
trade sports memorabilia.
  


Cincy Card Shows
Sharonville Holiday Inn
3855 Hauck Rd  
Cincinnati, OH
Website: Cincy Card Shows
Monthly show for Ohio residents to check out. They also
host shows at Moeller High School (April 2013).  The
monthly card shows are at the Sharonville Holiday Inn.
   

 2014 Sports Card Show Calendar

January 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  Bordentown, NJ Industry, CA   Deptford, NJ

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Plainville, MA

Richmond, KY (PDF)

Bloomington, MN

Methuen, MA

Eastlake, OH

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    Industry, CA  

Industry, CA

Barboursville, WV

Anaheim, CA

Elkton, VA

New York, NY

Barboursville, WV

Anaheim, CA

Bordentown, NJ

Barboursville, WV

Anaheim, CA

Hempstead, NY

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    Industry, CA  

Industry, CA

White Plains, NY

Westminster, CO

White Plains, NY

West Palm Beach, FL

White Plains, NY

Willowbrook, IL

21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    Industry, CA  

Industry, CA

Houston, TX TriStar

Houston, TX TriStar

Virginia Beach, VA

Houston, TX TriStar

Bordentown, NJ

Cincinnati, OH

Rockledge, FL

Township, PA

28 29 30 31      
    Industry, CA        
             
   
The biggest show in January will be the TriStar Houston, TX event 1/25-1/28.  Many autographs guests will be on hand in the Houston Texans Reliant Stadium including: Dennis Rodman, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Ernie Banks, Rod Woodson, Bart Starr and many more.  Check out the TriStar website for details on the show.  

 

February 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
        1 2 3
         

Industry, CA

Plainville, MA

Miamisburg, OH

Eastlake, OH
           
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Industry, CA Long Beach, CA Long Beach, CA

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

New York, NY

Harrington, DE (PDF)

Long Beach, CA

Bloomington, MN

Hempstead, NY

         
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    Industry, CA   Somerset, NJ GTSM

Industry, CA

Somerset, NJ GTSM

Somerset, NJ GTSM

Bordentown, NJ

West Palm Beach, FL

Toronto, Canada

         
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    Industry, CA   Birmingham, AL GTSM

Industry, CA

Birmingham, AL GTSM

Wyoming, MI

Cincinnati, OH

Rockledge, FL

Charlestown, NH

         
25 26 27 28      
    Industry, CA        

In Harrington, Delaware W.T. Chipman Middle School is trying to raise money for an improved athletic complex and are holding a sports card show & live auction at the middle school gym on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The live memorabilia auction starts at 2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Here is a PDF Flyer for the show.

GTSM Sports Marketing will be hosting two large shows in February 2012. One being in Somerset, NJ 2/15-2/17.  Autograph guests for the New Jersey show include: Isiah Thomas, LeSean Mccoy, Marcus Allen, Bo Jackson, Reggie Bush and more.

A rare Alabama show in Birmingham on 2/22-2/23 features autograph guests Cam Newton and Bo Jackson. If you live in the Bama area try and make it to this show! Check the GTSM website for all the details of upcoming shows.

 
   
   
March 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
        1 2 3
       

The Philly Show

Harrisburg, PA

The Philly Show

Bloomington, MN

Industry, CA

Harrisburg, PA

The Philly Show

Bloomington, MN

Harrisburg, PA

       
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Industry, CA   Duluth, MN

Industry, CA

New York, NY

Duluth, MN

Laconia, NH

Boise, ID

Cincinnati, OH

Duluth, MN

         
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

Vegas Summit

West Palm Beach, FL

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Vegas Summit Vegas Summit

Industry, CA

Vegas Summit

    Industry, CA  
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
   

Harrisburg, PA is the home to a 3 day sports card extravaganza. Free admission and over 50 dealer tables. Great autograph guests including John Stallworth, Rod Woodson, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, Tim Brown and Mel Renfro. For autograph pricing information check the Harrisburg Show website.

March 8-10 Duluth, Minnesota card show. 40-50 table Sports & Collectible Show in the very well trafficked Miller Hill Mall.

The Las Vegas Industry Summit (Vegas Summit) 3/17-3/20 is not an actual card show but a conference for people in the business of sports cards. Mostly card shop owners, card company employees and execs attend the show. There is nothing ‘for sale’ at the event. Registration for the Summit is $400.00

 
   
   
April 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Industry, CA   Brooklyn Center, MN

Industry, CA

Brooklyn Center, MN

Brooklyn Center, MN
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    Industry, CA   Wilmington, MA

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

New York, NY

Wilmington, MA

Bloomington, MN

Bordentown, NJ

Wilmington, MA

         
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Industry, CA   SF, CA TriStar

Industry, CA

SF, CA TriStar

Long Island National

SF, CA TriStar

Long Island National

West Palm Beach, FL

Willowbrook, IL

         
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
    Industry, CA   Somerset, NJ GTSM

Industry, CA

Geneva, IL

Somerset, NJ GTSM

Somerset, NJ GTSM
29 30        
             
             
   
April 27, 2013 will be a special day at the Kane County Cougars Fifth Third Ballpark, there will be a sports card show on the stadiums suite level! Check out some cards and get a great view of the beautiful yard.  Visit the Take Me Out To The Card Show Facebook page for all the details on the special Geneva, Illinois card show.  
   
   
May 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1 2 3 4 5
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN
           
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

New York, NY

 
           
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

West Palm Beach, FL

           
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Cincinnati, OH

Hempstead, NY

27 28 29 30 31    
    Industry, CA        

 

   
June 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
          1 2
         

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

 
           
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Industry, CA Long Beach, CA Long Beach, CA

Industry, CA

New York, NY

Long Beach, CA

 
           
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA West Palm Beach, FL
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

Hempstead, NY

24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  

 

July 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Industry, CA   Wildwood, NJ

Industry, CA

Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood, NJ
           
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

New York, NY

Bloomington, MN

Cincinnati, OH

Hempstead, NY

         
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

West Palm Beach, FL

           
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
29 30 31        
    Industry, CA        
    34th NSCC        

 

   
August 2013  
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
      1 2 3 4
      34th NSCC 34th NSCC

34th NSCC

Industry, CA

34th NSCC
           
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

Bordentown, NJ

Hempstead, NY

         
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA West Palm Beach, FL
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    Industry, CA   Wildwood, NJ

Industry, CA

Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood, NJ

Cincinnati, OH

         
26 27 28 29 30 31  
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  

 

   
September 2013  
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN
           
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

West Palm Beach, FL

           
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA Hempstead, NY
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30   Industry, CA Long Beach, CA Long Beach, CA

Industry, CA

Long Beach, CA

Cincinnati, OH
             

 

October 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
    Industry, CA    

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN
           
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

Cincinnati, OH

West Palm Beach, FL

           
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
28 29 30 31      
    Industry, CA        
             

 

November 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
        1 2 3
         

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN
           
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA Hempstead, NY
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Bordentown, NJ

West Palm Beach, FL

           
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
25 26 27 28 29 30  
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA  
             
             

 

December 2013  
   
Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
            1
             
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Industry, CA   The Philly Show

Industry, CA

Bloomington, MN

The Philly Show.

Arlington, TX

The Philly Show

Bloomington, MN

Bordentown, NJ

         
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA

Cincinnati, OH

West Palm Beach, FL

Hempstead, NY

           
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    Industry, CA     Industry, CA Bordentown, NJ
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
    Industry, CA        
30 31       Industry, CA  
             

Updated Weekly.
Show Promoters: email me: sportscardshow@gmail.com with show details
100% Free to be added to list.

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