At the forefront of the 2023 MINT Collective is a series of dynamic Workshops & Panels led by top brands and respected speakers across multiple industries. All MINT Experience 4-day Ticket Holders will have unprecedented access to ensure they leave the event with the tools needed to continue their success in the hobby.
Keynotes & Mainstage
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Bringing Trading Cards Mainstream: Monopoly Prizm Trading Card Game; NBA Edition
Jason Howarth (Panini America), Josh Goodstadt (THINKG450/NBAPA), Alex Forti (Hasbro Gaming & Monopoly) moderated by Tracy Hackler (Road Show Cards)
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Donating Collectibles: Meaningful Philanthropic and Financial Considerations
Russell Lieberman, CEO, Altan Insights, Frank Reinstein (CPA), Bradley Celleja, Appraiser, Altan Insights
3:00PM – 4:00PM
The Future of Sports Fandom – Industry leading perspectives on building communities and connecting fans
Gene Cook, VP of Collectibles at eBay, Tracey Bleczinski, SVP Global Consumer Products, UFC and Sabrina Ionescu, WNBA All Star
Panini Monopoly Prizm Trading Card Game: NBA Edition
Join us Friday, March 31st, for an exclusive in-person demo of Panini America and Hasbro NEW Monopoly board game before it hits stores nationwide on April 16th!
Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with key stakeholders as they detail the multi-year process of launching this exciting collaboration!
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Growing the Trading Card Market Internationally: Focus on Panini growth in Europe and Asia Pacific, where we see the card market growing, how and what we look for in International Direct Partners
Billy Mayhaw, Director of Export Sales, Panini America
12:30PM – 1:15PM
Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition Demo. Play The Monopoly Prizm NBA Game, learn about the Starter Deck and how Booster Packs enhance game play, WIN Monopoly Prizm Board Games and Booster Packs when you participate in demo Panini America & Monopoly Team
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Panini Q&A: Meet the Panini America Product Development Team (NFL, NBA, Soccer, UFC, WWE & NASCAR)
Nick Matjevich – VP Product Development, David Porter – Basketball Director, Rob Springs – Football Director, Tim Trout – UFC/WWE/NASCAR Director
Workshop 1: Level up with eBay Business Strategy Sessions (12:30pm-1:30pm)
When the perfect listing meets the right buyer—well, magic happens. Selling stuff on eBay is one thing, but managing a power selling business is quite another. In these strategy sessions, you’ll learn how to take your eBay business from zero to hero. No matter where you’re at, our experts know what it takes to level up.
Module 1: “Scaling for success” with eBay power seller COMC (All levels – 12:30-12:45pm)
Learn to grow your business with Brian Shaner, VP of Sales & Marketing at COMC and Gene Cook, VP of Collectibles at eBay.
Module 2: Selling on eBay and listing optimization (Beginner – 12:45-1:00pm)
Create the perfect listing with Alex Dolcefino and Susan Brague.
Module 3: Advertising 101 (Intermediate –1:00-1:15pm)
Get started with a promoted listings product today with Jacob Hunter and Brynn Harrop.
Module 4: Seller capital and financing (Advanced – 1:15-1:30pm)
Unlock opportunities with Devesh Verma.
Workshop 2: Collect like a pro with eBay technology & tools (11:15am-12:15pm and 1:45pm-2:45pm)
Decades of price data at your fingertips. Insights into the latest market trends. Compare, vault, and list in seconds. eBay has always driven innovation, and our collector ecosystem puts the future of the Hobby in your hand. Join eBay specialists to tap into our full suite of collector tools—eBay Price Guide, eBay Collection, and eBay vault. The future of the Hobby is here.
Module 1: Getting started with eBay Price Guide and Collection (Beginner – 11:15-11:40am and 1:45-2:10pm)
Tap into Price Guide and Collection today with Daniel Borrelli.
Module 2: Making money with the eBay vault (Intermediate – 11:50am-12:15pm and 2:20-2:45pm)
Save big by storing your cards in the eBay vault and manage your collection with ease with Nhon Luu and Danny Mosse.
Bullpen & Friends: The Newest Community Experience
Bullpen LA, Columbia Hobby, AA Mint and A&N Sports Cards are joining forces to bring you the next generation hobby shop. This interactive workshop will feature community focused programming curated by the hobby itself, with discussions, giveaways, breaks, and more happening every hour on Friday, March 31.
11:00AM – 11:30AM
Welcome to Bullpen & Friends: LCS owners talk about the importance of professional connections in cards.
Tai Fauci & Mitch Guttenberg (Bullpen LA), Mark Amarant (AA MINT), Steve Tingwall (Columbia), Aaron Tom (A&N)
12:00PM – 12:30PM
The New Generation of Collectors
Stephanie Garcia (MamaBreaks) and Kayla Norsworthy (Kayla the Collector)
1:00PM – 1:30PM
Card Shop of the Future: Using Technology to create better customer service.
Mark Amarant, AA MINT Cards
2:00PM – 2:30PM
Breaking’ – Part of your Brick & Mortar Business
Sara Layton (Layton Sports Cards) and Grayson White (Cherry Collectibles)
The Hobby Unplugged: A candid interview on the past, present and future of the card shop & community.
Mitch Guttenberg (Bullpen LA)
CSG Grade School Live with Andy Broome
11:30AM – 12:30PM
CSG Grading School
- Ever wonder why your card received the grade it did? Or how to get an eye for Gem Mint 10s? Here’s your chance to find out!
- Andy Broome, CSG Vice President and Senior Grader, pulls back the curtain and grades cards live on stage at MINT Collective. Hear from Andy, who’s been professionally grading cards for 20+ years, as he inspects cards and gives feedback on how to best review corners, surface, edges, centering and even eye appeal.
- Learn about new methods and technologies CSG is using to keep them at the forefront of grading and authentication. If you want to get a better eye for 10s, this is your workshop!
Exploring new markets through data and trends by Card Ladder & Collectable
12:00PM – 12:45PM
Rise of Periphery Collectibles Markets featuring tickets, magazines, photography video games and more
Brett Charville, James Kehoe, Stephanie Sabin, Charlie Barokas
1:00PM – 1:45PM
Institutional Capital & Investment in Collectibles
Peter Iannacelli, Kathryn Harrison, Ezra Levine & Slava Rubin
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Collecting Cards After The Bubble: Navigating a new normal in the hobby industry
Justin Gach, Joshua Johnson, Christopher McGill
Collectors to Corporate: Hobbyists Working in the Industry
Kristina Thorson (Card Ladder), Susan Lulgjuraj (CSG), Jeremy Fullerton (Topps), Jack Archer (PSA), Jeff Hoferer (Panini), Billy Celio (Upper Deck)
11:30AM – 12:00PM, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Get a sneak peek at the exciting upcoming innovations from Fanatics Collectibles including details on programs and product updates
Clay Luraschi, VP of Product Development
Live Podcasts & More!
Throughout the day on Friday, March 31, Hobby podcast greats Sports Card Nonsense and Luka Nation Network will be hosting live podcasts where industry leaders, collectors and attendees will have a chance to share their voice and feedback with the wider hobby network.
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Attend a Live Podcast with Luka Nation Network
2:00PM – 2:30PM
Sports Cards in 2028: Industry leading views on what to expect in the next 5 years from the lens of a manufacturer, marketplace and authentication/grading
David Leiner (Fanatics Collectibles), Jesse Craig (PWCC), Scott Roskind (Beckett), moderated by Jeremy Lee
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Live Podcast with Sports Card Nonsense
*topics are subject to change