Show #204 @SportsCardNews From The 2017 NSCC

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The annual tradition continues! On today’s show we talk to Ryan @SportsCardNews about the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention being held in Chicago, IL. The show is JAMED packed this year and it seems like sports cards is really in a good place with collectors around the country.

You’d think breakers, dealers, and shops would be rolling in the money because of all the customers pouring through the doors – but many are facing challenges of scaling up their business beyond where it’s been the last few years. One company that has a scalable business model is COMC – and it seems like they are still expanding at a rate that isn’t experienced by many in this industry.

We discuss some of the stuff going on their and how we are bullish on that websites future. We discuss the Dak Prescott auto-pen situation, and have reliable sources confirming where the auto-pen actually came from. Hint: you might want to take a closer look at your Tony Romo & Troy Aikman “autographs”.

We discuss how group breakers seem stuck in the slow lane – and how we predicted that business model has a ceiling that is nearly impossible to break through.

We each give an update on Amazon FBA sales. Hint: they are explosive. I tell you what I’m going to buy with my Amazon FBA profits in a few months. Hint: not a piece of cardboard with a man’s photo on it.

We take multiple victory laps about calls we’ve made about the stock market, Aaron Judge being good, different sports card business models failing, Panini’s “VIP” party featuring paper plates & napkins. etc.

Overall, the hobby seems to be experiencing the effects of a healthy economy & job market, but few dealers (outside the vintage only guys & COMC) really seem to be cashing in big time. One thing is for sure – we’ll be seeing you all again next year so enjoy this annual tradition.

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