- Created on Monday, 10 November 2014 17:01
Some 2013 NFL Products
Original wholesale price compared to the wholesale price on November 10, 2014.
List of: Sports Card Wholesale Distributors
Basketball: 2013-14 Panini Basketball Wholesale Prices
|2013||Panini Crown Royale||$79||$58||-$21.00|
|2013||Panini National Treasures||$400||$350||-$50.00|
|2013||Panini Prizm Jumbo||$143||$65||-$78.00|
|2013||Panini Rookies & Stars||$76||$45||-$31.00|
|2013||Panini Score Jumbo||$79||$45||-$34.00|
|2013||Panini Totally Certifed||$96||$60||-$36.00|
|2013||Topps Five Star||$386||$255||-$131.00|
|2013||Topps Triple Threads||$165||$115||-$50.00|
- Created on Friday, 07 November 2014 03:57
2013-14 Panini NBA Basketball Products
Original wholesale price compared to the wholesale price on November 6, 2014.
List of: Sports Card Wholesale Distributors
|Original Price||Current Price*|
|*Current Price: Wholesale Price as of November 6, 2014.|
What's up with Flawless & Immaculate?
These were two products that featured high end cards and a limited production run. If you were a brand new dealer, you couldn't just call up a distributor with a fresh account and get these products. Flawless & Immaculate were allocated to established dealers based on their prior orders.
Panini has an exclusive license to make NBA cards through the 2016-17 season.
- Created on Friday, 17 October 2014 15:26
For every $11.00 of the following product you purchase you get 1 Black Friday Pack:
Packs Are Exclusive to Panini Roundtable Stores
Panini is suggesting for every $15 purchased of any Panini products, your customers will receive one Black Friday Pack.
65 Card Base Set - 29 Rookie Cards Serial Numbered #/499
40,000 Packs Available
- Created on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 18:37
Ryan Tedards - @SportsCardNews
Revenue vs Profit
Panini & Your Distributor: My Buddy & Me
Your distributor and Panini are bending you guys over backwards. That's why you're not making any money. They wine and dine you with VIP Parties at the National, but behind the scenes they are scheming how to dump all this unwanted product on you. This comes in the form of Black Friday, Fathers Day and VIP parties where they require you to buy countless junk products to get a few promo packs and hang out with some (paid) models. They even try and get some of you to open card stores to fully take advantage of these promos. Is opening a store a good idea? I wonder how many distributors or Panini employees would open a card store right now.
On the rare chance a product is good, you get hit with allocations that are just a way to preserve the profit for Panini and their real "buddy", the distributor. Trust me, Panini is just trying to make their distributors "whole". They do this by buttering you guys up enough to buy this crappy product. The distributor and Panini know there will be some other group breaker who will come along if you go broke. You really mean next to nothing to them.
If Panini just spent all this money on making better products maybe your margins would improve? Besides, don't most you breakers make most of your money on Topps products? Do you even know what percentage Topps and Panini is to your business? Doubt it.
I want to make something very clear. I would trust Doug & Dan from MojoBreak WITH MY LIFE. Let that sink in for a second. WITH MY LIFE. In my "normal" life outside of sports cards there might be a small handful of people who I would say that about. I would do anything for Doug & Dan. I've never heard one bad word about them. Ever. Period.
Me thinking so high of Doug & Dan is nothing new to them. I've hung out with them at events like the Las Vegas Industry Summit & National Shows. I've hung out with their friends and employees Mike, Shane, and Carlos. They recently brought on two people to help with breaks, Lori and Billy. I would bend over backwards for Lori, Billy, Mike, Shane, Carlos, Doug, and Dan. I've hung out with all of them. I'm 100% certain they know how I feel about them.
I DO A 2 HOUR PODCAST WITH DOUG & DAN A FEW TIMES A MONTH. I freely admit (brag) that I don't have a "real" job, you think doing a 2 hour scheduled podcast is appealing to me? Heck no. Funny thing is, I can't wait until Tuesday to talk to Doug & Dan. It's fun. If anyone else in the industry asked me to do a regular podcast with them? The answer would be heck no.
I Love (Card) Business Like You Love National Treasures
I'm interested in the business of sports cards. Period. I'm FASCINATED BY IT. If there were 1,000 new sports card stores that (for some reason) opened across the U.S. you can bet I would hit the road and check them out. And Tweet about them. And make videos about them. I've bought & re-sold (flipped) 55,885 cards on COMC because I AM FASCINATED BY HIS INNOVATIVE WEBSITE WHERE I CAN BUY AND RE-SELL CARDS BY JUST CLICKING BUTTONS.
The first time I started paying close attention to Group Breakers, it seemed like a good many of them were involved in illegal online raffles. CLEARLY ILLEGAL RAFFLES (sue me). So from the start, I'm alarmed at how "shady" some of the business was. And you can bet your *** I was now REALLY INTERESTED in what was going on. Seems like some bad apples still exist in the Group Breaking world too.
I spend countless hours researching scandals in the online poker world such as Lock, Full Tilt and Absolute/Ultimate Bet. Countless hours and I DON'T EVEN PLAY POKER. If something shady is happening in the sports card world, I will be interested and I sure as hell might say something about it. That won't change.
Interview with Brian Gray