The event kicked off with a Card Show on September 30 and October 1st that featured 130 tables and celebrity autograph signers. The main Industry Summit meanwhile, which took place during October 2-5 included panel discussions, sessions and workshops about the current and future state of the hobby, together with a Product Showcase featuring 20 of the top collectibles manufacturers.
Our Managing Partner, Ioannis Sompolos was honored to participate in a fascinating panel discussion regarding “The hobby’s international growth”, together with David Reel (Vice President, S&E and Strategic Global Business Development from GTS Distribution), Grayson White (Founder & Director of Cherry Collectables) and Peachstate Hobby Managing Member Jim Grant.
This year’s rewards were given to the following individuals and members!
- Best Baseball Product: 2021 Panini National Treasures Baseball
- Best Basketball Product: 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball
- Best Football Product: 2021 Panini National Treasures Football
- Best Hockey Product: 2020-21 SP Authentic Hockey
- Best Collegiate Product: 2021 Panini National Treasures Football
- Best Non-Sports Product: 2021 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome
- Best Golf Product: 2021 SP Authentic Golf
- Best Soccer Product: 2020-21 Panini Obsidian Soccer
- Best MMA Product: 2021 Panini Prizm UFC
- Best Racing Product: 2021 Topps Chrome Sapphire Formula 1
- Best Wrestling Product: 2021 Topps Chrome WWE
- Best Multi-Sport Product: 2021 Topps Allen & Ginter
- Best Non-Traditional Release: 2021 Topps Now
- Best Autograph Card: 2020-21 Immaculate Collection Dual Logoman Autographs Larry Bird/Luka Doncic 1/1
- Best Memorabilia Card: 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman LeBron James 1/1
- Card of the Year: 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman LeBron James 1/1
- Product of the Year: 2020-21 Panini Flawless Basketball
- Re-Pack Product of the Year: Hit Parade by Dave & Adam’s
- Best Manufacturer Customer Service: Topps
- Best Single-Day Promotion: Panini Black Friday
- Best Ongoing Promotion: Panini 1st Off the Line
- Hobby Supplier of the Year: UltraPRO
- Hobby Influencer of the Year: Sports Card Nonsense – Jesse Gibson and Mike Gioseffi
- Sports Artist of the Year: Lauren Taylor
- Local Card Shop of the Year: Dave & Adam’s Card World
- International Card Shop of the Year: (tie) Cherry Collectibles, Dave & Adams Amsterdam
- New Local Card Shop of the Year: Roadshow Cards
- Distributor of the Year: GST Distribution
- Breaker of the Year: Hitman Sport Breaks
- Auction House of the Year: Pristine Auction
- Hobby Podcast of the Year: Sports Card Nonsense – Jesse Gibson and Mike Gioseffi
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