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Sports and Entertainment Trading Card Distributors Guide

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 for the United States and Canada.

The links below take you directly to the wholesaler's account creation page, when applicable.

While these options only apply to registered businesses, individual collectors looking for Hobby alternatives might have better luck with Retail boxes.

Wholesale Trading Card Distributors List


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 premier distributors.

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In 2005, Talkin’ Sports and Gamus Distribution merged and became GTS Distribution. GTS services retail accounts 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.


All Sports carries all of the major brands in sports cards, as well as Bushiroad gaming and trading cards.


Great American carries Topps, Leaf, Sage and Rittenhouse for sports and entertainment cards. They also offer deals for Case Breakers.


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 card selection to choose from, including Star Trek, MARVEL, Star Wars, True Blood, Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels, and much more.


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.


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.

Direct Card Company Distributors


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. One unique aspect of UD is they also offer an application to become an Authorized Group Breaker.

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.

Have any other trading card distributors that you think should be added to the list? Simply comment below and let us know.

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Lisa grew up in Arlington, Texas where she regularly attended Rangers games and fell in love with baseball. She began collecting her favorite players' cards when every pack came with a stick of gum. With almost every baseball release, Lisa continues to grow her collection. She is also an avid fan of WWE, MMA, comics and every genre of music. Lisa is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.

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