Sports Card Live #2 – Layton Sports Cards Interview
Show Date: February 5, 2013
On Episode #2 of Sports Card Live, Doug is still trying to recover from the 49ers loss to the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Ryan admits to falling asleep toward the end of the game when the 49ers were coming back.
Kevin Isaacson, organizer of the Las Vegas Industry Summit, come on to talk about the event which is held at the Orleans Casino March 16-19, 2013. The annual event is a gathering of industry professionals in the sports card industry where networking and discussion takes place. Many hobby shops from around the U.S. attend the event. About 400 people attend the event each year in Vegas.
Fresh off the success Panini had with Prizm Basketball – 2012 Panini Prizm Football was released on January 30, 2013. Collectors seem to like the NFL version but it’s maybe not quite as hot as the NBA release. Prices did shoot up on box prices at the wholesale and retail level.
Rich from Layton’s Sports Cards comes on to describe how he opened a card store in New Jersey and also runs a successful online group break business. It was a lifelong dream for Rich to open a card store and so far he is having a blast. He began selling online first and became captivated by watching group break videos. Rich mentions how much time it took to network and build relationships with distributors and customers. The online business grew so quickly that he had to move the operation out of his house. Close to home was a 1200 sq ft retail location and Layton’s Sports Cards became a brick and mortar location.
Running Time: 1:43:54