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Episode #264

Geoff Wilson

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Sports Card Industries #1 Expert + Founder "Sports Card Investor" Company Explains Why Sports Cards Are The Hottest Investment


Guest Bio:

Geoff Wilson is a tech entrepreneur, investor and mentor, with a passion for sports card collecting. Geoff’s first job was working at a sports card store in Sarasota, Florida, at age 14. Through buying and trading sports cards as a teenager, Geoff learned many of the basic principles of business that supported him through his entrepreneurial career.


Geoff has founded nine companies, creating hundreds of jobs and tens of millions of dollars in value. Geoff’s primary venture is his innovation and growth firm, Three Five Two, which helps leading companies find transformational growth through innovation, digital development and growth marketing services. 352 has sixty employees with offices in Atlanta, Tampa, and Gainesville, Florida.


Geoff is an avid startup investor and mentor. You can often find Geoff at TechStars Atlanta or Atlanta Tech Village, where he coaches startup founders to accelerate their growth. Geoff also helped his wife, Kim Wilson, found her high-growth startup, Social News Desk. Social News Desk is the world’s leading social media toolset for journalists and newsrooms and was acquired by Fortune 500 company Graham Holdings in 2014.


Geoff’s success led him to be named one of America’s Top 30 Young Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine, and the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Geoff is a University of Florida graduate and huge Gator fan, and was in the stadium to see every Gator football (1996, 2006, 2008) and basketball (2006, 2007) national championship win in person. 


Geoff has three kids, and credits his oldest son, Reaves, for getting him back into sportscard collecting. Reaves has his own YouTube channel where he and Geoff have fun opening packs of cards together.

Show Notes

  • Introduction (2:18)

  • Why sports cards today (4:11)

  • The rise of value (8:07)

  • Being able to make savvy decisions (15:45)

  • Breakers (21:03)

  • A good grade (28:33)

  • Alternative Cards (33:15)


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