2012 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sports Card Deals

Black Friday 2012 is coming up, and you want to get a great deal on sports card for either yourself or that collector in your family. Or maybe you just want to get me present for providing you all these free contests and all this information in one place. *wink* But we have compiled a list of some of the best 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sports card deals across the internet.

This page will be updated as more information comes in. Bookmark this page and make sure you check back periodically. If your business is not listed, please email me.

Card Shops:

Dave & Adam’s Card World

DACW is once again providing a huge sale on sports cards across their inventory with both high end and low end going on sale. Prices on 2012 Exquisite, Fleer Retro, Bowman Chrome, and more are on sale. FOUR new deals every hour for 3 DAYS!  It’s going to be a party once again so make sure you check them out as EVERYONE will be doing the same thing, making some of the deals hard to get, but worth the time.

Blowout Cards

Door buster deals throughout the day from 6am to 4pm EST! Various contests for free stuff on their forums and some eBay themed promotions as well, just like past years which have been HUGE successes. Tom has promised it will live up to the hype it always creates, so it is definitely worth a shot.

Atlanta Sports Cards

In addition to the low prices they will have on just about every product, they will be giving away a ton of free items like memorabilia, boxes, and gift cards with just about every purchase! Sounds like a great set up to me!

Group Breaks:


One of the premier group break sites on the internet is having their own celebration of Black Friday with every group break being 16% off! If you spend $20+ with them, you will also be entered into a free group break! That sounds like a sweet deal for group breaks to me! Just added! $1 group break doorbusters starting at 10am PST!


LiveCaseBreak is holding a Black Friday promotion where every spot in a case break you buy in from Friday until Sunday, you will be entered to win a number of free cards. Everyone is guaranteed a prize it seems, so why wouldn’t you want free cards for Black Friday with your order?

Company Promotions:

Panini America

Panini’s Black Friday promotion will be returning to stores again in 2012. For the earliest information, check out this link from Panini. I will probably end up with a giant write up about it when all the details are released depending on my schedule.


CheckOutMyCards is one of the leading sites in people selling their single cards online and they will be holding a Black Friday sale as well. COMC will give you .10 for every item purchased and shipped on Black Friday. You can also get free shipping on orders of 10+ cards. Sellers also get a bonus of .25 per item sold, towards their next processing shipment, that is put on sale for Black Friday. Sellers and buyers win here. Check them out.

2012 Industry Summit…And I’m Not There

It’s a sad day when the official Industry Summit has started in Las Vegas and I’m not there. Last year, I started this blog shortly after the Industry Summit and knew that I wanted to go the following year with my blog having had a year under it’s belt.

Well as always, life gets in the way. I kinda ended up proposing to my girlfriend at the time and kinda have to save for a wedding. Oh well, maybe next year.

But that doesn’t stop me from reading all the great information from others I know who are attending. I’ve read some interesting things already, which include some interesting stats from hobby shop owners.

After reading some of those stats, I’ve come to a conclusion. Many hobby shop owners either just don’t care, or have no idea what they are doing anymore.

I wrote a post almost a year ago on how I would run and create a hobby shop. It turns out, many of these owners are not using anything I have mentioned here to reach out to their customers.

Many shops aren’t connecting with their customers and potential customers using the mediums I suggested. Facebook, Twitter, even emailing their customers just aren’t being used.

But I also found more staggering information. Hobby shop owners are only getting information on products from their distributors. They are waiting for the information to be fed to them. At that point, the collectors know more about the products then they do!

Case in point, when I went to my local card shop a few weeks ago, I was TELLING HIM about Panini Preferred basketball. Collectors are much more aware of what is going on then the people who are running the hobby shops! What does that tell you?

It’s no longer 1988. As I’ve said before, either run your hobby shop like it’s 2012 or you are going to fail. I use Wayne’s Sports Cards in Edmonton over and over again as an example of a great shop. Yes, it’s in the city, but there are a ton of shops in that city for competition. But time and time again, they come out on top as one of the best shops in Canada. Upper Deck even featured them on their blog recently.

As always, my email is readily available to any hobby shop owners who have any questions or need some ideas.