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Gold River to host Group Breaker pavilion

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 16, 2013) – The sports card industry’s leading group break providers are partnering with Gold River Distributors to create an innovative booth display at the 2014 Industry Summit.

Gold River, based in Rocklin, CA, has agreed to host a Group Breaker Pavilion featuring a select group of the Hobby’s finest online breakers, live from the show floor throughout the sports card industry’s annual trade conference. Among the celebrity breakers who will be featured at the Gold River Pavilion: Firehand Sports Cards, STL Sports Cards, Ultimate Box Breaks, Cards Infinity, KenFudd Sports cards, Card Collector X, MojoBreak, Midwest Breaks and Cardsmiths Breaks.
“Group Breaking has been a huge area of growth as well as an integral part of our hobby industry, and we’re glad to provide a forum for the country’s best breakers to work their magic at the 2014 Summit,’’ said Wes Cagle, owner of Gold River Distributors (

“This newer and exciting niche to the industry has not only fostered a renewed passion for some collectors out there but has also developed a whole new set of collectors that it has captured by taking the good old fashion passion and nostalgia of card collecting and infusing it with today’s technology and delivering an exciting, fun, and affordable experience through the power of the internet,” said Gold River’s David Guisande. “Gold River has been working to provide unique services for the group break market since its emergence in 2010,” noted Cagle. In 2013, group breakers will comprise nearly 25 percent of all hobby-channel sales, in addition to delivering strong social media promotion for the sports card category, Cagle went on to say.

“In addition to promoting the industry’s best breakers at the Gold River Pavilion, we will utilize the Summit to work with our manufacturer partners and the breaking community to ensure continued success in this important growth area,’’ Guisande said.
For more information regarding Gold River’s plans for the 2014 Industry Summit, contact Guisande at 509-888-9467. For more information regarding the 2014 Summit, contact host Kevin Isaacson at 715-584-4939 or