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What a $1.5 Million Baseball Tells Us About the State of Financial Markets
Barons extrapolates what we can learn about the markets based on the latest Aaron Judge 62nd HR sale.
Searches, Sales for Messi, Mbappe Cards Climb During and After World Cup Showdown
Sales and searches for cards of Messi and Mbappe skyrocketed during and after their thrilling 2022 World Cup Final match. According to eBay, sales of Messi collectibles increased nearly 500% from Saturday to Sunday while Mbappe’s sales increased over 300%.
Vaulted Treasures: How One Collector Secures and Manages His Collection with the eBay Vault
“Eric Whiteback (aka the Collectibles Guru) has a long history in The Hobby as one of the top content creators and one of the top collectors of soccer cards in the space. He recently chatted with ONE37pm about his passion for trading cards and walked us through the process of card-collecting. He even told us why he’s such a big fan of the eBay vault.“
The Value of Collecting
“Passion. Beauty. Culture. Wealthy investors have many reasons for building collections of art, antiques, automobiles and more. Profit is rarely one of them.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Notes: Alt Sues Beckett Over Curry Card; Golfer Sued by Family Over Memorabilia; McDavid Auction, More
Sports Collectors Daily recaps the last week including Beckett and Alt embroiled in a legal battle over a trimmed Steph Curry rookie card, a familial lawsuit in the Gary Player family, and Connor McDavid game-used memorabilia coming to auction.
E.T. Auction OG Alien Model Sells at Auction….$2.5M Price Tag!!!
“The one-of-a-kind original mechatronic model — used to bring the alien to life — sold for $2.5 million at Julien’s Auctions. The piece was used as the #1 filming model “actor” for the movie’s main character in the 1982 classic flick “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
From Pie in the Face to Paper Clip Imprints: 7 Cool Card Stories You May Not Know
The Athletic (paywall) shares seven interesting tales surrounding some famous cards.
Dinosaur Head Sold for $6m at US Auction Reveals New Breed of Art Collectors
“Sale of Maximus T rex at Sotheby’s reveals growing interest in palaeontological finds at auction houses.”