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Mike Gioseffi, Professional Sports Collector, Card Shop Live



Rick talks with sports collector, Mike Gioseffi this week.

“Heavy hitters” have launched a comprehensive platform for international trading.

The recently launched Card Shop Live is a mobile and web marketplace for buying, trading, and selling sports cards, memorabilia, and collectibles. Created to attract serious collectors as well as new hobbyists, the Card Shop Live platform brings enthusiasts together to discover, chat and purchase easily from the palm of your hand, 24/7. Now, users have access to live streaming shopping, live breaks, interviews, exclusive events, and auctions, giving people another way to browse, sell and buy in an environment that is often found offline.

Founded by Gioseffi, co-host of the podcast Sports Cards Nonsense on The Ringer, and five other sports and culture enthusiasts, Card Shop Live completed a funding round, which secured $1.5M, and was led by SGC. This round of financing will further enable the company to refine its technology, grow its relationships with trusted partners and vetted sellers, and create new tools to support its growing community as they reimagine the shopping experience.

“Trust, quality, and community have been our top priorities when designing and launching this new live streaming marketplace,” said Gioseffi, President of Card Shop Live. “I have been collecting for 25 years, and I wanted to ensure a fun and safe way for people to expand their collections, so we have heavily focused our seller vetting and curation process to make sure our community has the best shopping experience.”

Card Shop Live’s community-first approach has led them to integrate features, including chat, direct messaging, and user forums on products that provide a more interactive and transparent shopping experience. Currently, there is a curated selection of vetted sellers with shops that offer live breaks, auctions, and exclusive events for trading cards and comics. Soon they will be expanding their TCG selection of sellers, with additional hobby shops coming soon.

Built by some of the most trusted names in collecting, including Gioseffi. With investors including SGC the most trusted name in sports card grading ( https://www.gosgc.com/) Card Shop Live is currently the only spot for participating in Panini blockchain sports card breaks! With the Panini blockchain integrated into the (app. https://www.panini.es/shp_esp_es/blockchain.html)

The platform allows sellers to sell products in real-time to users. Their live auction technology also allows users to upvote what product they want listed next. Users can also participate in NFT sports card breaks and also chat and direct message other users to discuss trading during a break.

 


Rich Mueller, Founder and Editor, Sports Collectors Daily



The sports collecting hobby and industry is booming!

With The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, just six weeks away, it’s the perfect time to take a look at sports collecting, with Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily.

Mueller, a long-time television sports anchor and reporter and online journalist is President of Sports Collectors Daily Incorporated and the editor of SportsCollectorsDaily.com. He has earned numerous honors throughout his career including several prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards for sports reporting.

Whether you collect rare sports memorabilia, vintage sports cards, the latest sports card releases, game-worn jerseys, sports autographs, ticket stubs or something else, you can probably find a story about it on Sports Collectors Daily. The site has become a ‘bookmark’ and ‘must read’ for every sports collector, sports memorabilia shop owner, card show promoter or investor.

“Our traffic continues to grow. But please tell your friends. We hate blank stares or long pauses on the phone after introducing ourselves.”

At least 20 fresh pieces of content are added over the course of one month alone thanks in part to some talented writers,  contacts inside and outside the industry and a good old fashioned nose for news.  There are other sites in the industry that offer “articles” (many of which are simply re-writes of others’ work) but no other site can match the professional experience and journalistic quality of Sports Collectors Daily.  We set the standard.

Rick and Rich talk sports collecting, The National and how hard it is to cover the industry as it constantly goes through changes. Engaging talk if you ever collected baseball cards, autographs or are looking to get back in the hobby.


Card Country, Three Generations of Sports Collecting and Dealing



These next few “Tech of Sports” will be coming to you from last week’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

This week, Rick talks with Jeff Foy and three generations of sports collectors that make up the entire Foy Family and Card Country. They are from Indianapolis, IN and Jeff is a successful doctor, but he loves being a part of the baseball card and sports collecting universe. It’s a family affair for the Foy Family as they talk with Rick.

You couldn’t miss them at the National with their colorful Card Country shirts. What a great family and see how they benefit from not only being at this large show, but being a part of the hobby/industry.

Enjoy this interview!

Card Country at the 2018 National