Monthly Archives: February 2014

Steel City hosts NCAA contest for Summit retailers

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Steel City Collectibles has agreed to sponsor a fun-filled NCAA Tournament Bracket for retailers attending The Industry Summit. Retailers who enter a completed bracket will receive a $25 voucher toward their next order from Steel City Collectibles. There will be 3 top prizes; the winning entry receives an unopened case of 2013 National Treasures football! More details on this to soon follow. Thanks to Sean Bennett andthe team at

Best hobby-store promotion? Topps asks Summit retailers to weigh in

LAS VEGAS –The Topps Company has added a new, hobby shop-exclusive session to its 2014 Industry Summit presence, organizers announced today.

In addition to a Monday prime-time corporate address, Topps has scheduled an extended brainstorming session with brick-and-mortar store owners to discuss and prioritize upcoming hobby store promotions.

“The Summit provides a great opportunity to sit down with store owners and get their candid input,’’ said David Reel, Topps Vice President of Sales. “We want to hear what we’ve done well, what could be improved and where we should invest our promotional resources during the rest of 2014 and beyond.’’

The new engagement session is scheduled Wednesday morning, March 19th. Alan Narz will facilitate the discussion along with several Topps executives. Sponsors $3,000 Rookie Card & Vintage PSA Superstar GIVEAWAY! has prepared prizes worth over $3,000 to introduce Industry Summit attendees to its online platform for buying and selling vintage and modern sports cards. Prizes for ThePit Summit Giveaway will be awarded based on random drawings as described below, and the prizes will be deposited into the winners’ Pit accounts on Wednesday, March 19th. EVERY ENTRANT WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE WORTH AT LEAST $15! Entering the giveaway is easy: just stop by thePit’s booth at the Summit, register (if you’re not already a Pit member), and drop a card with your email address into the contest bowl. ** SPECIAL OFFER: TRIPLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING BY SPENDING $40 OR MORE ON ThePIT BETWEEN NOW AND THE SUMMIT! **


Kevin Durant 2007 Topps Chrome Refractor BGS 9.5 (PitBid $265, PitAsk $344)
Will be awarded to entry randomly selected from first 40 entrants.
Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Prospects Auto PSA 10 (PitBid $200, PitAsk $269)
Will be awarded to entry randomly selected from second 40 entrants.
Mickey Mantle 1967 Topps #150 PSA 7 (PitBid $225, PitAsk $255)
Will be awarded to entry randomly selected from third 40 entrants.


Sandy Koufax 1959 Topps #163 PSA 6 (PitBid $66, PitAsk $85)
Willie Mays 1960 Topps #200 PSA 6 (PitBid $70, PitAsk $80)
Hank Aaron 1970 Topps #500 PSA 7 (PitBid $41, PitAsk $44)
Roberto Clemente 1970 Topps #350 PSA 7 (PitBid $50, PitAsk $53)


(3) Andrew Luck 2011 Sports Illustrated PSA 10 (PitBid $66, PitAsk $75)
(5) Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Chrome BGS 9.5 (PitBid $16, PitAsk $20)
(5) Mike Trout 2010 Bowman Platinum (PitBid $8, PitAsk $11) + $10 PitCash
(5) Russell Wilson 2012 Topps Chrome (PitBid $6, PitAsk $7) + $10 PitCash
(5) Tiger Woods 2001 UD Defining Moments BGS 10 (PitBid $14, PitAsk $18)
(90) Gift Certificates each worth $15 in PitCash on!

Contest Details: Prices above represent the current Pit Bid and Ask prices as of February 20th. Pit prices are subject to change based on market conditions. Up to three Grand Prizes will be awarded, based on the number of entrants as shown above. Total Value of prizes is based on current PitAsk prices and on assumption of 120 entrants. Winners will be notified by email by March 21st. PitCash awarded in ThePit Summit Giveaway must be spent on thePit by April 30th, 2014. Winners who request card delivery are responsible for standard Pit shipping fees. Mention your $40+ Pit purchase(s) between Feb. 20th and March 18th and get three Giveaway entries rather than one!

About is the only sportscard trading website that operates like a stock exchange. ThePit always maintains Bid and Ask prices on all its listed cards, and customers can buy & sell without taking possession if they choose. Requests for card delivery are normally shipped within 24 hours of receipt. ThePit has been in continuous operation since 2000, and has executed over $42 million worth of trading card transactions. ThePit is led by Mark Humphries (General Manager) and Frank Lewandowski (Operations Manager) and is located in Oxnard, CA.

ESPN duo to moderate new Sports Auction panel discussion

LAS VEGAS – The high-profile sports auction industry will be in the spotlight during a first-ever Sports Auction Panel discussion during the 2014 Industry Summit.

Auction industry leaders including JP Cohen (Memory Lane), Ken Goldin (Goldin Auctions), Calvin Arnold (Heritage), Austin Vance (eBay) and Pete Quaglierini (NFL Auction) will address questions from attendees at the 5th annual trade conference, as well as co-moderators Michele Steele and Kelsey Schroyer from ESPN’s hobby-focused “Mint Condition” property.

“Sports auctions deliver a significant impact on collector behavior and enthusiasm – as well as providing compelling partnership opportunities across our entire industry,” said Kevin Isaacson, Industry Summit host. “We look forward to what promises to be a lively panel discussion, as well as the positive new business relationships that will certainly be created at this year’s Summit.”

Sports Images, Ultra Pro, Upper Deck partner for 25th anniversary bash

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2014 Industry Summit attendees are invited to celebrate 25 Years of Success with Sports Images, Ultra Pro and Upper Deck. Join all three companies for a celebration to remember, complete with cocktails, food, live music, gifts, prizes and a few other surprises.

Please have your Industry Summit badge to gain entrance. No RSVP necessary.

Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: DB’s Pong & Pool
Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd # 570
Las Vegas, NV 89109