Many of you may know Michael Fruitman. Mike is the owner of Mike’s Stadium Sportscards in Aurora, Colorado. You can follow him on Twitter here. Also, be sure to “LIKE” his Facebook Page here. Mike is a long-time hobby retailer with a great bit of know-how into running a great LCS.

Earlier this year, he approached GTS Distribution (who, in full disclosure, I am the Senior Marketing Manager for their Sports & Entertainment division) about creating an event timed during the lull of post Black Friday and week before Christmas.

Mike had expressed that the early part of December is always a very slow time of year for his shop and others he’s talked with about the subject.

So we created National Hobby Shop Day! So what exactly is National Hobby Shop Day? Well, I’m glad you asked!

Quite simply, This event is designed to drive traffic to retail stores at a time of the year that can see a decrease in foot traffic. GTS Distribution is providing a number of bundled packages to all brick-and-mortar retailers that are sure to create buzz, hype, traffic and sales this holiday season.2017 National Hobby Shop Day will take place on Saturday, December 9th. All retailers who commit to hosting an in-store promotion on this day will receive the following*:

FREE Autographed Jerseys and/or Autographed Sports Memorabilia!
$100 Account Credit to Host an In-Store Pizza Party!
FREE Packs!
FREE UltraPro Supplies Package & BCW Premium Binders
Collectors, whose LCS participates in the event will have a chance to WIN the above mentioned items while chowing down on some pizza.
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