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Trace ‘N Chase attends the 2022 Industry Summit, participates in panel about “The hobby’s international growth”!

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Trace ‘n Chase was present at the 2022 Industry Summit, the premier B2B conference for the collectibles industry with retailers, manufacturers, distributors and industry service providers from all over the world!DC6AFDAE DC02 4D60 B3B2 AC2140F97D71

1 3The 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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