Philly Non-Sports Card Show Goes Virtual


The Fall 2020 Philly Non-Sports Card Show is going to look different this year. Rather than being a weekend gathering in Allentown, PA, it’s going to be a virtual event.

The ongoing pandemic means that the traditional show elements won’t be happening. In its place are a series of panels and discussions with manufacturers and others in the industry on a variety of topics.

The virtual event runs October 16-18.

Things kick off on Friday with Topps’ Ira Friedman and Jessica Kanzer who will discuss things on the horizon for Garbage Pail Kids and the company’s other non-sport licenses. Following that, Gary Gerani hops on. He helped create Topps cards for decades.

Saturday has another pair of panels. The first is Sidekick’s Tom Lichtman and Adam Levine who will cover topics in licensing and production. Faerie Metal’s Julie and Jacob Stem preview products they’re working on.

Art and trading cards is Sunday’s theme. First, artist Chenduz gives a talk all the way from the Netherlands. The Philly Non-Sports Card Show wraps up with Tony and Elaine Perna from Perna Studios who will be showcasing the new binders and other upcoming releases.

The show might be virtual, but the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is continuing its tradition of exclusive promo cards. The ongoing Philly Non-Sports Show series continues, adding cards #109 and #110. Scifi Cards and Brand Buster Stickers also have promos that will be given to virtual attendees.

Access to all of the panels and the promo cards is $10. For international collectors, it’s $15. Registration and full info on both the sessions and promo cards are available on the show’s website.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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