We saw a LOT of products come through the door and more in the hobby that were small press items that do most of their sales direct instead of through traditional dealer networks. We saw super-premium sets: Star Trek and Game of Thrones Inflexions from Rittenhouse, Outlander CZX and DC Super Heroes and Super Villains CZX from Cryptozoic, and 5 different Premium Sketch Sets from Dynamite. All with varied reactions from collectors. I'm certain the trend will continue, but I sincerely hope that we see some more reasonably priced options as well. There needs to be something for everyone in the current marketplace.
2020 marks 20 years of Scifi Cards. I dabbled with eBay and gaming cards prior to 2000, but it was in 2000 that I devoted my full attention to my family and to trading cards. It started out as a good side gig that allowed me to be a stay-at-home Dad. It has grown into much more with the website and doing 18 shows in 9 states during 2019. I hope to improve my customer service this year, being more attentive to emails and messages. I already have 12 shows booked for 2020, so the travel continues, but I'm looking at fewer shows down the road to focus on the website and direct sales.
So, Happy New Year to everyone. I hope I can help your collection grow in 2020!