TCGplayer Announces Record-Breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday Weekend Sales

Customers Purchased More Than 1.2 Million Items During the Holiday Weekend

SYRACUSE, N.Y. TCGplayer, the leading online technology platform for the hobby collectibles industry, today announced record-breaking sales for the four-day shopping period encompassing Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Company sold more than 1.2 million items on the marketplace during the weekend. The gross merchandise value (GMV) for the record-breaking Black Friday sale more than doubled over the same period, driven in part by the Company’s fulfillment program, Direct by TCGplayer, which facilitated the shipping of 160,000 items during the weekend sale, and experienced a 40 percent year-over-year increase in total orders shipped on Black Friday.

TCGplayer customers shopped at record levels across a wide variety of products, including Magic: The Gathering Commander Legends sealed products, Pokémon Vivid Voltage sealed products, and Magic: The Gathering Legacy singles. Among the best selling products were Magic: The Gathering’s Mana Drain card, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Infinite Impermanence card and Pokémon’s Charizard card. 

“We have seen a tremendous increase in interest in the collectibles space throughout 2020, culminating in a record Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales weekend,” said Chedy Hampson, founder and CEO of TCGplayer. “As the leading online technology platform for the collectibles industry, TCGplayer offers customers the very best selection of products while providing hobby sellers an easy-to-use and cost-effective marketplace. We look forward to continuing to deliver for the TCGplayer community as the holiday season unfolds.”

Additional Holiday Trends

  • Gross sales for all Pokémon products increased by 4x compared to 2019 levels. 
  • Gross sales for all Yu-Gi-Oh! products increased by 2x compared to 2019 levels
  • Gross sales for Magic: The Gathering single cards increased by nearly 2x compared to Black Friday 2019 sales. 
  • Over 6,000 Sellers received a sale on Black Friday, a nearly 2x increase compared to 2019 sales.

About TCGplayer

TCGplayer is the leading online technology platform for the hobby collectibles industry. Founded as a digital media platform within the collectible hobby space, the Company has grown from its initial roots working inside Syracuse-based hobby stores selling comic books, sports cards, CDs, collectible cards, action figures, and tabletop games into an expansive eCommerce marketplace. TCGplayer develops applications and technologies that are revolutionizing the collectibles marketplace by connecting thousands of hobby and collectibles businesses with customers around the globe. The Company’s ecommerce and data management tools power sales through physical stores, websites, mobile apps and the TCGplayer Marketplace.