Sports and Entertainment Trading Card Distributors Guide
Need to find the right sports card distributor, entertainment trading card distributor or trading card supplies distributor in bulk but not sure where to look? We have the list you need, featuring the top wholesale trading card distributors in the industry.
Featured Wholesale Trading Card Distributor
Southern Hobby Supply is a Master Distributor based out of Nashville, TN with four other locations in St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Long Island, NY; and Reno, NV. They sell all Topps, Panini, and Upper Deck sports cards. Southern Hobby also offers a wide array of non-sports cards including Cryptozoic Entertainment, Benchwarmer, and Rittenhouse Archives as well as all of your gaming and sports cards supply needs. With five different locations, the ability to order online and offering same-day delivery, Southern Hobby Supply is one of the premiere distributors ( and currently our sole featured trading card distributor).
Wholesale Trading Card Distributors
Based out of Washington, West Coast Sports Cards is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the nation. They carry all of the brands for baseball, basketball, football, hockey and other sports cards. Like GTS, WCSC does not sell to the general public, however, they do buy collectibles, sports cards, and gaming cards.
Based out of Anchorage, AK with another warehouse in Kentucky, MAD AL largely distributes gaming and entertainment trading cards. They have an eclectic entertainment trading cards selection to choose from- Star Trek, MARVEL, Star Wars, True Blood, Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels, and much more. Although MAD AL does not have a huge selection of sports cards, and nothing after the 2014 season, they do offer some of the better-known sets in each sport i.e. Topps Triple Threads Baseball, Panini Signatures Basketball, Topps Inception Football.
The Georgia-based distributor offers the top name brands in sports cards- Topps, Panini, Leaf, TriStar, Sage, Historic Autographs, Onyx. Peach State Sports also represents and sells supplies for Ultra Pro. They distribute sports cards for the big four sports as well as offering trading cards for Tennis, WNBA, Golf, and Boxing.
All Sports carries the all of the major brands in sports cards, and Bushiroad gaming and trading cards.
Based out of Rocklin, CA since 1989, Gold River is an authorized distributor for Panini, Topps, Rittenhouse Entertainment, Tri-Star Productions. Gold River is also an authorized distributor for Ultra Pro supply company, making them a well-rounded trading card distributor for not only sports card and entertainment trading cards, but trading card supplies as well.
Magazine Exchange is one of only three Upper Deck Authorized Hobby Distributors in the United States. They also carry Topps and Panini sports cards along with Leaf and Tri-Star, and Ultra Pro and Deck sports and gaming cards supplies.
Global Sales is owned by Gamus, LLC and based in Orange, CA. They are a retail-only distributor for trading and gaming cards.
Upper Deck has only three U.S. Authorized Distributors- GTS Distributors, Magazine Exchange, and Southern Hobby; however, they have a Diamond Dealer program that gives dealers an opportunity to sell UD cards and use their Diamond Dealer logo. A unique aspect of UD is they also offer an application to become and Authorized Group Breaker.
Only those who have a store are able to have a direct account with Panini.
Great American carries Topps, Leaf, Sage and Rittenhouse for sports and entertainment cards. They also offer deals for Case Breakers.
Potomac Distribution is an online mail order retail/wholesale company. They offer a wide-range of products including gaming card boxes, Deck boxes, and entertainment boxes. Potomac carries all big four sports boxes as well as, boxing, soccer, UFC, racing, golf and wrestling. The distributor also maintains an eBay store.
In 2005, Talkin’ Sports and Gamus Distribution merged and became GTS Distribution. GTS services retail only and does not sell to the general public, however, you can browse their products without needing an account. They sell various entertainment and gaming cards and supplies including, Break from Reality, Tri-Star Productions, Topps, and much more. GTS offers all the major sports cards for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, MMA, and even racing. They also distribute Asia-Exclusive products.
International Wholesale Trading Card Distributors
Offering a variety of sports, entertainment and gaming cards, Grosnor distributes to only Canadian retailers.
Universal Distribution is another Canada-only distributor. They carry sports, gaming and entertainment cards as well as comics and collectibles.
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