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Sports Licensed and Tailgate Industry Green-Light January 2008 Show
Buyers, Sellers & Leagues Confirm Need for Strong Trade Event

Time is money. And when there is money to be made in the licensed sports business, timing is important. These two ideas converged in discussions with licensors, licensed manufacturers and licensed buyers in the days following the Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show, which debuted in Las Vegas last November.

The result of these talks was a clear, across-the-board consensus: The industry wants and needs a robust annual trade event.

Thus the next Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 16 to 18, 2008 at a new venue, the Sands/Venetian Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tailgate Picnic Show

 

 

A Walter Payton jersey on
the Ultra Mount

Ultra Mount Redefines Hangtime
Jersey Display System Attaining Wall-Star Status
March 20, 2007

For the sports jersey collector, the only display limitations are wall space, creativity and, of course, wallet thickness. Ah, the old budget. As any memorabilia hound can tell you, a professionally made shadow box runs hundreds of dollars—and even a low-end, do-it-yourself jersey frame can cost $100 or more. Insurance executive Jon Wilmot encountered these obstacles for his own collection a few years back. Instead of showing fewer jerseys, he actually did something about it. He invented the Ultra Mount.

The Ultra Mount is a sharp-looking, elegantly simple and eminently affordable alternative to traditional display cases. It enabled Wilmot to devote more dollars to new acquisitions and fewer to showing his stuff.

The Ultra Mount

The Ultra Mount is an aluminum hanger made to display sports jerseys on virtually any type of wall, including flat, slat and grid walls. It can be adjusted to custom-fit the width of any jersey for any sport, and retails for $29.99.

“The options for displaying jerseys used to be an expensive frame, a hanger in the closet, or tacks on the wall,” says Wilmot, who recalls that he had to pass up some great signed jerseys because what frames added to the total purchase price.

A Michael Jordan jersey on
the Ultra Mount

“I also had a framer tell me that, even in an expensive shadow box, the integrity of the jersey is often compromised.”

The Ultra Mount opens up some interesting possibilities for collectors, points out Wilmot, because now they can display more than ten jerseys for the price of one shadow box. For example, it enables customers to change jerseys with the seasons.

“Your customers will understand the versatility of this product as soon as they see it,” he says.

Ultra Mount comes with mounting hardware. Retailers carrying the Ultra Mount enjoy wholesale pricing that starts at $14.99 and further discounts for multi-case orders. The company also offers drop-shipping for companies specializing in online sales.

 

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