Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Good Note For Collectors

Many collectors feel that a slowing nationwide economy has really affected the card show business. And while this may be true, one show in Massachusetts proves that some shows still have what it takes.

The Second Annual Supershow, sponsored by the Downtown Sports Card Shop, provided many collectors and dealers from the surrounding states a chance to make a deal at the Taunton Holiday Inn.

The organizers of the show realized that they needed to find some of the highest quality dealers in order to attract people to their moderately small show (30 tables) and did so through lots of advertising and word of mouth.

But, this is just one example of a good show. Many of the shows I used to go to 5-7 years ago aren't like they used to be. Some are down to just 10 tables anymore.

I blame part of that on the economy, but I also blame part of it on the card companies. Because they focus most of their line on high end brands that can sell for over $100 a pack, it is tough for the everyday collector, like myself, to collect. I can't afford to spend $10 on a pack, let alone $100.

Maybe soon, this trend will change in both areas: the national economy and the price of trading cards.

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