In The Game and Leaf Trading Cards have announced plans for a special redemption program at the Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. The program “allows collectors to redeem 2012-13 and 2013-14 products bought at certified dealers.”
The redeemed memorabilia cards are stamped “Fall Expo 1/1″.
“The hockey trading card market has become saturated with too many products being released in short period of time,” said Brian Gray, President of Leaf Trading Cards. “This hurts collectors, dealers and distributors. As the new kid on the block in this segment of the hobby, I wanted to do something about it. So I have created an exciting Redemption Program for the Fall Expo with help of Universal Distribution, Prince Wholesale and The Hockey Connection to help dealers and distributors sell already released products while delivering some great Redemption Cards for collectors. A win-win-win.”
Said Dr. Brian Price, President of In The Game, “this program is a little twist on past Redemption Programs. This program only allows product purchased from Certified Dealers at the Fall Expo to be redeemed but we are going back two years, we have never done this before. It should result in a crowd at the Redemption Table at In The GameLand but it will also reduce the inventory levels of all these products in the marketplace.”
ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
This year’s Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs Nov. 7-9 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, ON (just a few kilometres away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport). The show is billed as North America’s largest hockey collector’s show. For more information on the show, please visit sportcardexpo.com.