Garden State Trading Card Show (Summer 2021)

New Jersey’s ultimate trading card show returned on August 28 at an all-new location at the La Quinta Inn & Suite in Secaucus, NJ. The Garden State Trading Card Show took their second event to the next level by featuring over 100 tables of vendors, an artists’ room, and appearances by actors Brett Azar, Taimak, and cosplayer Monica Tulay.

As always, admission to the show was super affordable at only $10 for 9:30am to 4pm, or $12 for VIP access beginning at 8:30am. That leaves even more budget for you to spend while finding all the cards, supplies, and collectibles you could need! And with such a wide assortment of vendors & products for sale, tons of fans were walking away with great deals and amazing hauls. We’re talking about booster boxes, hobby boxes, gift boxes, rare packs and more hit cards than you can count!

This time around there were even more supplies available as well: top loaders, magnetic holders, binders, mats, various cases & sleeves, and fan-favorite vendor SlabShelf for your graded card display needs:

Organized by New Jersey CollectorFest & LazNYC, the Garden State Trading Card Show knows exactly what collectors need. At the show, there was a nice mix of sports memorabilia, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, and even a few vendors offering pop culture/movie cards. It was a blast flipping through the countless boxes of cards & binders, and even striking deals with vendors. Fans of all ages were enjoying the show from beginning to end and some lucky kids even got freebies just for showing an interest in the hobby!

Not only that, but with the release of Pokemon: Evolving Skies this past week, there was a big Pokemon presence at the show. Whether it’s an Elite Trainer Box or jumbo promo cards, there seemed to be a little bit of something for everyone! Plus, just like the last show, there were a number of tables with newly slabbed graded cards from top companies like PSA, Beckett, and CGC.

Meanwhile in the Artists’ Room, you could find for sale licensed trading card work, hand drawn sketch cards, prints, limited edition pieces, and more from artists like Brian Kong, Ray Lago, George Vega, and others. George brought along fresh sketch cards and his brand new Snake Eyes art print for recent the Paramount Pictures film:

But as previously mentioned, the Garden State Trading Card Show is more than just cards! Retro video games & consoles, action figures (wrestling, Marvel, DC, MOTU), Hot Wheels, autographed jerseys & helmets, and Funko Pops are just the tip of the iceberg! In fact, Big Apple Comic Con’s very own Mike Carbonaro was on-site with some fantastic key issues of comic books including Bob Kane’s copy of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 graded by CBCS:

It was a jam-packed day and the next Garden State Trading Card Show is already set for October 10, 2021 with celebrity guests, athletes, and artists already announced! So mark your calendars and check it out for all your trading card & collectible needs!

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