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Custom Search Named to List of Top Web Retailers

For the second-straight year, -- the web’s leading resource for sports collectibles -- has been named to the prestigious list of the top-400 retail web sites by Internet Retailer magazine.

The list was compiled by tabulating web sales, visits and unique visitors, conversion rates and average ticket price. ranked No. 265, showing an overall growth in sales of 27.04-percent over the year before.

"We’re very proud to once again be included on this list," says Peter Gudmundsson, president & CEO of Beckett Media. " is enjoying its 10th-anniversary this year. The company believed in the potential of the Internet early and because of this, it was able to establish the leading sports collectible destination on the web. Essentially, is a virtual sports collectible shopping mall. Much of our success is due to our outstanding marketplace partners -- the dealers and shop owners from around the country who are our virtual tenants. They are the ones who have stuck by us as we’ve grown. And they are the ones positioned to benefit in a big way as enters its second decade."

The Internet Retailer list once again confirmed’s dominance in its vertical. It is the only retailer on the list that sells primarily sports memorabilia.

"Collectors know they can come to and enjoy a total shopping experience," says Beth Grimsley, Beckett senior web commerce manager. "We offer a huge selection of items at great prices with the added comfort of knowing that you are purchasing from the most trusted name in the sports collectibles industry. Our reputation is everything. When you buy from us, you know what you’re getting. That’s a philosophy that’s really set us apart in this category."

Based in Dallas, Beckett Media LP, an Apprise Media company, is the leading publisher of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett operates ( and is the premier publisher of monthly sports collectibles magazines. Beckett, considered the world's most trusted source in collecting, currently publishes 14 magazines.

Source: Beckett Media LP
Date: June 29, 2005

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