Sun Devil 100 winner 2022 Josh Cohen poses with Sparky the Sun Devil and ASU Alumni Association President Christine Wilkinson.

PC Sportscards tops Sun Devil 100's Class of 2022

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Scott Seckel

Josh Cohen earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business in 2005. After graduation, he worked in tech and as a basketball coach, among other things.

He had collected sports cards as a kid but hadn’t dipped his toe in in years. In 2013, a friend got him back into collecting. After he couldn’t sell a valuable card for a reasonable price, Cohen took it to a card show and sold it for top dollar.

In March 2014, Cohen left tech and went into business for himself. Two years later, at the National Sports Card Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he shared a space with Zach Polen. They decided it was better to work together and quickly became a contender in the world of modern card dealers.

In 2020, PC Sportscards grew its business over 390% and is the 2022 fastest-growing Sun Devil-led company.

Josh Cohen was honored as the top of the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2022 on Thursday in the top category of companies with revenues of more than $10 million. The Sun Devil 100 is an annual awards program that recognizes the fastest-growing alumni-owned or -led organizations.

“I never expected this,” he said as he accepted the award from ASU Alumni Association President Christine Wilkinson. “Dr. Wilkinson told me this afternoon to take off my shorts and put on some pants.”

Each year, the alumni association recognizes leaders of organizations from around the world that demonstrate innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies of all sizes, from individual business owners to large corporations, spanning dozens of industries, are honored at the annual awards program.

There were 137 people this year, representing 107 companies – the largest class yet. They had to have been in business for three years and be Sun Devil-owned or -led.

Winners Sun Devil 100 2022

The 2022 winners of the Sun Devil 100. Photo by Tim Trumble/Courtesy of the ASU Alumni Association

Eligible companies were ranked by how fast they are growing. Rankings were determined by their percentage increase in either gross sales or revenue for 2018, 2019 and 2020. There was a change from previous years: Companies were placed in one of the financial tiers based on the company’s revenues from 2020:

  • Revenues of $250,000–$1.999 million: The fastest-growing company in this category is Majestic Water Spouts, led by Matthew Kayne, owner and CEO. Majestic Water Spouts is a full-service landscaping metal design company and fabrication firm in Tempe, Arizona. Kayne graduated in 2008 with a degree in computer information systems (business).
  • Revenues of $2 million–$9.999 million: For the first time in the program’s history, Sun Devil 100 recognizes a top business from a previous year — Falcon Wealth Planning Inc. of Ontario, California, which was awarded the No. 1 spot in 2018. CEO Gabriel Abraham Shahin graduated ASU in 2006 with a degree in business administration.
  • Revenues of $10 million and more.

A complete list of honorees can be found here.

Top photo: PC Sportscards co-founder Josh Cohen with Sparky and ASU Alumni Association President Christine Wilkinson on Thursday. Photo by Tim Trumble/Courtesy of the ASU Alumni Association

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