Like many children growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, I collected sports cards. Of course, the sports collectibles industry is a huge, serious business – licensed collectibles do around $18-Billion in sales annually, with cards somewhere around $200-Million of that figure. I wondered how this industry has changed with the advent of the Internet era. There is a certain feeling and excitement about holding a tangible, physical sports card that owning a virtual card does not provide. As such, I was curious as to how sports cards manufacturers leverage the Internet without undermining the experience of collecting and trading cards.
To learn more, please see my article in Inc., Baseball Card Collecting Has Gone Digital (It’s Weirder and Better Than You Think)