If you are into Baseball Memorabilia and Apparel then owning a Cooperstown Connection franchise is a unique opportunity for anyone to buy into this great American hobby. With an emphasis on authentic MLB apparel such as authentic jerseys, MLB player name and number shirts, authentic MLB caps plus guaranteed 100% authentic player signed memorabilia such as autographed baseballs, photos, game used apparel and equipment owning a Cooperstown Connection store can be the ultimate collectors dream. Weather you are looking for that hard to find player jersey or is even harder to find autographed baseball we have what you are looking for.
Cooperstown Connection is headquartered in the birthplace of baseball, Cooperstown, NY. For the past 16 years Vincent Carfagno, the company’s founder has operated the business on Main Street, just down the road from the Baseball Hall of Fame! Over the years the operation has evolved from a 500 square foot baseball card store to the 5,000 square foot supercenter that it is today. Today we also operate 2 mall locations in Central New York, including one in the Carousel Center, one of the premier malls on the East Coast. Cooperstown connection offers a full range of sports apparel and specialty products from key chains to one- of- a -kind pieces of sports history.
A key theme to our business is promoting national, regional and local sports rivalries and using them strategically to promote continued growth. We are able to customize our inventory to cater to any market in America.
All of the merchandise we carry is officially licensed by the appropriate league or team. All autographs are certified authentic by JSA , PSA/DNA or Steiner Sports. Thanks to our long standing relationships with the biggest and best vendors in the industry including Reebok and VF Image Wear we are able to be versatile and change our marketing from season to season to maximize revenues from opening day, championship football games, bracket madness etc.. We can tailor our product to keep current with all the latest events and trends in the world of college and pro sports.
Through our “connection” with the game of baseball , we have developed relationships with legendary players who return annually for personal appearances at our stores. These special events help generate excitement and awareness throughout the year.
Support & Training
- Financial Assistance Provided: No
- Site Selection Assistance: Yes
- Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
- Recruiting Assistance: No
- Co-Operative Advertising: No
- Training: 2 weeks in Cooperstown, NY