By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
With the Industry Summit less than a month away, it seems two vendors from last year’s meet up will not be in attendance.
Leaf Trading Cards and In The Game Inc., will not have booths set up.
Leaf filed a lawsuit against the Summit and organizer Kevin Isaacson where court documents show that Leaf applied to go to the Summit, but was declined even after giving one of the major addresses at last year’s event. Leaf is suing Isaacson along with up to 10 John Does for forcing Isaacson to exclude Leaf from the Industry Summit.
View the original court papers. The lawsuit has since moved to federal court.
In The Game stated in an open letter on its website that it has not heard from Isaacson since early January, and is now assuming it no longer invited as well and currently has no plans to attend.
The Industry Summit is a gathering of trading card companies, collectible vendors and other companies within the trading card marketplace. Dealers from across North America attend to listen to speakers, learn about upcoming products, communicate with other dealers and get swag.
“The Industry Summit gives us a chance to interact with customers, distributors and other manufacturers, this is invaluable to us,” ITG President Brian Price told Beckett Media.
Kevin Isaacson declined to comment.