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Everywhere in the U.S. card shops have been forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus. While many have locked those doors, there are stores that still need to run the business, by selling boxes, breaks, supplies, singles, etc. Our friends over at Sports Collectors Daily has put together a directory of sports cards shops that are still open online. Shops have listed websites, social media info, ebay, etc for collectors to be able to still shop during these tough times. Big shout out for Sports Collectors Daily for this and be sure to check out the Directory by clicking here.

 

 

 

ToppsNothings better than when the collector can go straight to the source to get some of those card questions answered, and with all the big dogs in Chicago this last week, that’s just what collectors did. Topps hosted a Q&A with collectors on Saturday, talking about the NFL, NBA, and customer service. The most interesting thing to come out of this is the following  comments Topps made,  That seeing an insert card numbered to a certain level doesn’t mean that many cards have been distributed. For a full write up on this and the Q&A session check out the story on Sports Collectors Daily.

Another question asked of Topps at their booth on Friday was about the “Code Breaker” autograph cards that were Crawfordfound in packs. This Brandon Crawford (Right) was pulled out of a blaster box from WalMart and shown to the staff at the Topps booth, but no one seem to be able to answer anything about it, matter of fact, 3 different people came over and looked at it and didn’t say a word and walked away.

 

Check out The National in Cleveland as Sports Collectors Daily shows us around.

 

 

This year the National Sports Collectors Convention will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL  from July 31st-Aug 4th. Below I will be posting links and stories to help collectors find anything and everything about this years National. Feel free to post comments, tips, or your plans for this years show.

UPDATED PHOTO PAGE – CLICK HERE

NSCC Official Site

National FAQ

Posts about the 2013 NSCC

Blow Out NSCC Message Board

Sports Collector Daily

Cardboard Connection

FCB

COMC

MOJO Breaks from The National

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Twitter – @DPMsportcards

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It’s the time of year to reflect back over the last year and ahead to the new. The following list are friends, places, and sites that I spend my time, money, and even just hang out at. They range from blogs, forums, and card shops, places that you should check out if your in town or have some free time surfing the web. So here we go in no order….

1) Sports Collectors Daily – A great site to check out for sports collecting news. Stories are added every day, Monday-Friday. SCDaily gathers card collecting news and stories about the sports memorabilia industry from outlets coast-to-coast, but also publish completely original sports collecting news stories you won’t see anywhere else. The President and Editor of Sports Collectors Daily Incorporated, Rich Mueller, is a long-time television sports anchor, reporter and online journalist that understands what collectors want to read about. (You can also add Fantasy Football Champion to his resume this year)

2) Cardboard Connection Radio – This show hosted by Card Corner Club founder Doug Cataldo, Voice of the Collector’s, Rob Bertrand and Sportsology’s Russ Cohen, it is the longest-running collectibles and trading card show and is broadcasted live every Wednesday and Friday nights on Blogtalkradio.com.  Past guests of the show include Sy Berger, Tracy Hackler, Clay Luraschi, Alan Biegel, Dr. Brian Price, Brian Gray, Chris Carlin, Scott Prusha, Lance Fischer, Dick Perez, J.P. Cohen, Harris Toser, Mark Sapir, and Brian Wallos among many others. Be sure to tune in, you wont be disappointed.

3) Sports Card Radio – While were on the topic of sport card radio, here’s another good one to check out ran by Colin Tedards and his brother Ryan, who also runs Sports Card News. From the podcast, the website and Twitter these guys have it covered, a great job this last year covering The National, I look forward to meeting you guys in Chicago if you guys make the trip.

4) Baseball Card Exchange – The BCE, has really brought the LCS back to the city of Indianapolis. Dont get me wrong there has always been a handful of shops, and card shows on the weekends around here, but owner Andy Albert has given the hobby a big needed boost in this area with case breaks, giveaways, and friendly collector service, willing to help anyone form the super collector to the novice that may just want to look around. Stop in and see Andy, Glenn, Dick or Mindy the store is located at 8519 Westfield Blvd – Indianapolis,IN 46240.

5) Mojobreak.com -Mojobreak was created when two sports card enthusiats, Dan and Doug, realized that they could turn there love for sports cards into a nice hobby business. Mojobreak does its breaks by team so you can pick your favorite team at a fraction of the price. There maybe other sites that do this also, it seems more and more have been poping up all the time, but MojoBreak does it a step above. Great service all around… from the breaks, posting the videos, to the packaging and shipping.

6)More Fun Sports Cards -Owner Ken Zajkowski has been a collector himself for over 40 years, and has been in business for over 30 years. MFSC’s has an extensive inventory that’s second to none, and has friendly, knowledgeable, personal service from Ken and his staff. Check out his Facebook page here, and when in the Region stop by located at 706 Joliet St. (Route 30) in Dyer, IN 46311.

There are many other collectors that help keep this hobby fun, check out my twitter @DPMsportcards to see and follow some of those collectors…. Good Luck to everyone in 2013 and Happy New Year!!!!

Sports Collectors Daily

The hobby has changed alot in the last few years, and I’m sure we can expect alot of changes in the new year both good and bad. The folks over at Sports Collectors Daily posted the

“Ten Things We’d Like to See in 2011”  Check it out, they have some good ideas that could really catch on.

The 31st National is over, and as collectors and dealers make there way back home everyone must have a few ideas on how we can make this show better. Below are the some ideas from Sports Collectors Daily, Sports Cards Uncensored and A Cardboard Problem.

The National Card Show: New Directions?

Ten Ways to Improve The National

Can The National be more like San Diego Comic-Con?