The sports trading card business grows during pandemic: “Wanting to relive things that made them feel”

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Growing in recent years, the sports trading card business has grown particularly during the pandemic as some collectors have moved into a new hobby and others revert to a childhood favorite.

Adam Thomas’ sports card shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma was busier than ever.

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“I’ve been in this, you know, industry for over 30 years and I’ve had the shop for 22 years, and I’ve never seen more guys come to the shop this year,” he said.

S & amp; S Sports Cards was closed to the public for three months at the height of the pandemic, but the store still managed to double its profits last year thanks to online sales and customers who stopped by once it reopened.

“People had more time on their hands. People wanted to relive things that made them feel good when they were kids, ”Thomas said.

Panini America is the largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company in the world.

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CEO Mark Warsop said, “Demand currently far exceeds supply.” He adds: “If you haven’t collected …

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