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Panini America Addresses Current Retail Marketplace Situation


It’s certainly no secret that the unprecedented explosion of the sports collectibles industry has dramatically impacted seemingly every conceivable part of the business, including manufacturing, distribution, fulfillment, protective supplies, grading services and, perhaps most strikingly, the mass retail marketplace. Simply, current market conditions have created never-before-seen scenes that include release-day lines wrapped around stores, wild, seemingly uncontrollable crowding in trading card sections and, not long thereafter, barren shelves. Collectively, those situations have led to, among other things, policy changes by some stores, rampant speculation, and misinformation and hard feelings among many collectors. Today, Panini America officials aim to set the record straight...

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