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Mint Condition: Goldin Expands Offerings; Collectable and eBay; Arena Club Looks for Niche
Sports Collectors Daily shares Joel Belfer’s monthly “Mint Condition” newsletter including the latest on Goldin, Collectable, eBay, and Arena Club.
PSA Collectors Club, Loupe Partnership Provides Special Benefits For New Members
PSA has revamped their $99 Collectors Club membership which now includes an annual subscription to their monthly PSA Magazine, a copy of the recently published coffee table book entitled ‘The Diamondbacks Collection’, a $100 credit from Loupe, and member-only grading specials.
Aaron Judge’s 62nd Home Run Ball Sells for $1.5 Million
Judge’s AL-record breaking 62nd home run ball sold for $1.5MM at Goldin Auctions after the owner turned down alleged offers of ~$3MM citing “concerns about selling the ball that way.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Sotheby’s to Auction LeBron James’ 2013 NBA Finals Jersey
Sotheby’s is auctioning off the jersey James wore for his championship-winning game during the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, with some estimating it will sell for $3 – 5 million.
Chasing Cardboard Film Series Highlights Big Deals and Storytelling
“Chasing Cardboard, a film series on YouTube, has been documenting the sales of everyday collections, unknown hoards and telling the stories about the people who own them. While the shows reveal some remarkable stashes of trading cards, the stories behind them are sometimes just as good.”
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ Copy of Don Quixote Fetches €500,000 at Auction
“A “once-in-a-lifetime” copy of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, printed in Madrid four centuries ago and snapped up by a book-loving Bolivian diplomat in London in the 1930s, has sold at auction in Paris for €504,000 (£432,600).”
‘The Trading Card Collector’s Gift Guide: Box Breaks, Shower Curtains, Custom Cards and More
The Athletic (paywall) shares an absolute must read if you are looking for a holiday gift for the collector in your life (or looking to treat yourself to something new).