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SlabStox Card Market Report: November 2022
SlabStox breaks down the current state of the card market including how soccer and other sports are performing, Topps innovative MVP buyback program, and much more.
Collectors/Goldin Set to Open New Lower Cost Marketplace, Weekly Auctions
“Goldin and its parent company, Collectors, are launching two new online marketplaces for sports cards, memorabilia and other collectibles early in 2023. The new Goldin Marketplace and Weekly Auction will each be connected to the company’s vault, with collectors able to offer items on either platform.”
Jeter Backed Arena Club Picks Up $10M in Series A Funding
Arena Club, a new trading card platform backed by Jeter and focused on Artificial Intelligence grading and allowing collectors to showcase, purchase, and sell their cards, has raised $10MM in new funding in a Series A round led by venture capital firms including M13, defy, Lightspeed Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, and BAM Ventures.
Fanatics Valuation Hits $31 Billion after $700 Million Investment Round
Fanatics is now valued at $31Bn after raising $700MM in fresh funding from a new investor, Clearlake Capital, in addition to LionTree, Silver Lake, Fidelity, and Softbank. The funding will be used to focus on potential merger and acquisition opportunities across its collectibles, betting and gaming businesses.
Hobby Tweets of the Week
@GoldinCo breaks the news on their acquisition of Sell My Comic Books
@AltanInsights covers the golf grails coming up for sale in the latest @GolednAgeBid auction
@1MINTCollective announces that @Topps has signed on as an official sponsor of the event
@PostWarCards breaks down their top 10 multi-player Topps baseball cards
What Hobby Experts Are Saying About Collectable | Collectable Live
“After over 50 episodes of Collectable Live with Jeremy Lee, one thing became clear: Hobby experts agree that the future of Collectable and fractional investing is very bright.”
Pokemon Card Value and Price Guide: How Much Are Your Cards Worth?
This guide breaks down what makes Pokemon cards valuable, how to identify and price-out your cards, what sets to look for, and more.
Collector’s Guide to Sneakers
“Once relegated to the gym and your favorite sports teams, sneakers have long since transcended their original purpose and have found an essential place in the diverse worlds of fashion, music, urban art and the consumer market. And now they are also taking their place as the coolest member of the lucrative resale market.”
Elvis Presley’s $840K Plush, Red Velvet Private Jet Up for Auction
One of Elvis’ private jets is coming up for auction. While the jet is not working and will need to be disassembled by the winning bidder, its features include a red exterior with silver accents, plus custom interior upholstery with red velvet and gold finish hardware.