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About Nikco

Who are we?

Every one of us at Nikco Sports shares our customers’ passion and love for sports. Sports represent wonderful shared experiences, and build memories that last generations. So the products we develop and sell to our customers represent a labor of love for us. We cherish our own personal experiences as sports enthusiasts, fans, and participants. We know our customers feel the same way. So when we offer a commemorative football celebrating a national championship, we know we’re selling something a bit more than a ball with excellent graphics. We give our customers a chance to relive wonderful memories, share experiences with family and friends, and carry a little piece of something a bit bigger than themselves forward.


History

Since 1990, Nikco Sports has proudly offered exclusive sports memorabilia to over 375,000 satisfied customers around the world. We pride ourselves on offering our customers unique and exciting products across all major US sports leagues, including: the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA.

Our 20,000 square foot modern facility, houses our sales, marketing, and product design functions. Our building also serves as our fulfillment and assembly center.

We aim to provide high-touch service to give our customers the best shopping experience possible. When you contact us, you will always get a live person to answer your call... never an automated system. We believe that treating others the way that we would like to be treated is the basis for a solid business.


Commitment to Charity



Quality and Authenticity
Nikco Sports delivers the highest quality products and fully authentic signatures to our customers every day. Our customers deserve no less then the very best. We dedicate significant time and energy to find unique and interesting products for each of our seasonal exclusive offerings. For instance, we use Rawlings to develop authentic Major League Baseball items, Wilson for NFL footballs and Spalding for NBA basketballs. Our annual exclusive balls, bats, photos or pucks celebrate championships, record-setting seasons, and memorable events with great graphics, high-quality embossing and meticulous attention to detail.
We carry this same level of commitment to delivering only authentic and licensed products. If you buy it from Nikco Sports, it’s authentic. We guarantee it!


Love of Sports
Every one of us at Nikco Sports shares our customers’ passion and love for sports. Sports represent wonderful shared experiences, and build memories that last generations. So the products we develop and sell to our customers represent a labor of love for us. We cherish our own personal experiences as sports enthusiasts, fans, and participants. We know our customers feel the same way. So when we offer a commemorative football celebrating a national championship, we know we’re selling something a bit more then a ball with excellent graphics. We give our customers a chance to relive wonderful memories, share experiences with family and friends, and carry a little piece of something a bit bigger then themselves forward.

Innovation

Our customers have many options to purchase sports memorabilia and autographs. But hundreds of thousands of them keep coming to Nikco Sports in large part because they get products and service from Nikco Sports they can’t get from any other vendor.

Individually numbered certificates of authenticity on promotional balls, pucks, bats, etc.

Photo certifications of authenticity. Most certificates of authenticity are numbered cards and holograms only.

Many products are sold with display cases. Most vendors require customers to buy cases separately on every item.

Exclusive autographs on annual championship promotions


Staff

Craig Bidner
CEO
Favorite Sports Memory: Throwing out the first pitch in Fenway Park and "purposefully" throwing it in the dirt to get an "official smudge of game used dirt" and subsequently being booed by 40,000 Bostonians.

Joy Bidner
President
Favorite Sports Memory: Watching the Cubs play at Wrigley Field with my Dad growing up in Chicago! Mary Lou Retton winning the gold medal on the vault in the 1984 Olympic Games! Cal Ripken’s record when he had the longest playing streak of games! Even named our first born “Cal”!! 😀 Watching my son, Calvin score 6 goals in a polo match! Watching our daughter, Ava, score a hat trick in a high school field hockey game!

Nichole Forsythe
Vice President
Favorite Sports Memory: Meeting Dan Marino in the elevator of a hotel in Miami with my Dad when I was 12.

Gloria Brown
Accounting and Logistics Manager
Favorite Sports Memory: Not a favorite memory, but the most memorable, was Ruffian vs. Foolish Pleasure in 1975.

Mike Tripp
Sales Manager
Favorite Sports Memory: David Freese Game 6 WS home run

Todd Weinhaus
Director of Digital Marketing
Favorite Sports Memory: Playing in the Quebec Pewee Hockey Tournament, represent the St. Louis Blues

Michele Williams
Key Account Manager
Favorite Sports Memory: Watching the Sandlot movie.



Rick Buchanan
Account Executive Supervisor
Favorite Quote: “Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours.” – Yogi Berra

Jeff Coy
Senior Account Executive
What you like most about working at Nikco: Talking sports with customers & offering exclusive items they can only get from Nikco Sports

 

Lee Buchanan
Account Executive
What you like most about working at Nikco: "I really enjoy working at Nikco Sports because of the people I work with each day"

Michael Gregory
Account Executive
Favorite Sports Memory: "Miracle Monday for the Blues or winning the Stanley Cup against Boston"

Pat Lindsey
Senior Retail Account Executive
What you like most about working at Nikco Sports: "Positive environment, enjoy coming to work"

Christine Trotter
AE Sales Coordinator
Favorite Sports Memory: I went to my 16th birthday dinner with my parents at Robata of Japan. It was an 8 person table. Next to me sat Lou Brock. I geeked out. He tried to teach me how to eat with chopsticks, but I failed. Totally cool!

Diane Meyer
Retail Account Coordinator
Favorite Sports Memory: Our family loves Cardinal’s baseball games! When my daughter was 10 years old, she caught a ball, hit by Jim Edmonds. She was over the top happy and still has the baseball.

Michelle Patrick
Administrative Executive

Thomas Welch
Social Media Manager
Favorite Sports Memory: Blues Stanley Cup Parade in 2019

Bob Reid
Account Executive

John Scott
Account Executive

Dennis DeShurley
Retail Executive

Carl Veile
Operations Assistant


$2.5+ million dollars donated to charity. As a company, Nikco Sports holds a strong commitment to giving back to the community.

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Nikco Sports has 30 years building long-term relationships with some of the greatest and most respected athletes on the market today. It’s authentic. We guarantee it!

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