2011 Sports Collectibles Industry Summit Update: 3/15/11
Southern Hobby raffle to feature UDA Jordan signed jersey
LAS VEGAS – Southern Hobby Supply was searching for a truly special item to highlight its Retailer Raffle at the 2011 Industry Summit. Thanks to Upper Deck Authenticated and Michael Jordan, consider it “mission accomplished.''
Southern Hobby has agreed to provide a 1987 Jordan Authographed Slam Dunk Jersey Archives Edition, limited to 230 pieces, as the headline prize of its 2011 Summit retailer raffle.
According to Dustin Laugherty, primary UDA contact for Southern Hobby, the jersey archives box “is impressive in its size (measures 18 wide x 21 high x 3 deep) and design, as it opens to an eye-catching display of the signed jersey along with a recap of the 1987 slam dunk throw down on the inside jacket cover. Encased in the archives box is a size 54 jersey manufactured by Mitchell & Ness, which was signed by Michael and authenticated via Upper Deck Authenticated's patented five-step process.''
In addition to the autographed Jordan Jersey, Southern Hobby Supply will be giving away 26 unopened wax boxes from Upper Deck, Panini, Topps & Press Pass via its special Summit Welcome Gift.
“What a great way to welcome attendees to this year's Industry Summit,'' said host Kevin Isaacson. “In addition to providing more than two dozen retailers with instant-win wax boxes, Southern Hobby will make one retailer a huge winner Monday morning when it awards the Jordan jersey. Incredible!''
Planet GIANT debuts at Industry Summit
LAS VEGAS - Planet GIANT will make its trade summit debut with its new line of vintage black & white photos, panoramics, motivational prints and laptop skins. "We're real excited to introduce our new lines to the collectibles industry," said Rick Owens, VP Sales for Planet Giant. "Everyone loves the Giant Inspirations and Laptop Skins. We have over 34 million images at our fingertips and are ready to show the industry what we have to offer."
Planet Giant, a subsidary company of John Rogers Photo Archives, will hold giveaways of Laptop Skins, Panoramics and Giant Inspirations each day and each retail attendee will receive a free Babe Ruth photo in their goody bag. In addition, there will be extra discounts available for orders written at the conference. To preview the product line, visit www.planetgiant.com.