Extreme Sports Cards inc. began in 2002 as a producer of sports cards for kids. Now, 10 years later, it is the largest sports cards supplier using the online printing technology and has a good part of the market in the Major Junior Hockey League. In the area of logistics and marketing, we offer services adapted to our customers’ needs. In fact, this capacity to offer innovative solutions has largely contributed to our success and growth.
In September 2002, Martin Richard founded Extreme Photos, which was, at the time, specialized in sports cards production for kids. Then, in May 2003, the small business was chosen to produce the Memorial Cup hockey cards. This marked the beginning of our sports cards adventure at the junior hockey level in Canada.
In 2005 came the second phase of automation. Extreme Sports Cards inc. acquired new equipment in order to become completely autonomous. To ensure to give the best possible quality products, the business invested in a top-of-the-line data processing system, which not only manages the production calendar, but also offers the customers a storefront option as well as other possibilities. The implementation of this data processing system was finalized in 2006. Then we began producing Cirque du Soleil playing cards.
Surfing the wave, we started to diversify and began to serve the entertainment industry in May 2003. Indeed, we got contracts coming from Production J (Star Académie) and Zone 3 (Phenomia, Francis Cabrel tour). That same year, we entered the first phase of automation and moved our business facilities to Sherbrooke’s industrial park. Extreme Photos became then Extreme Sports Cards inc.
A new partnership was born in 2007 with the CFL, producing the first mainstream CFL football card collection since 2003.
With the business growth, Extreme Sports Cards inc. had to move in July 2010 into larger quarters which helped to be a lot more productive.
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