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The Short Print – June 25 2022

By 06/25/2022June 26th, 2022No Comments

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Study: Could Sports Cards Be the Best Store of Value During Tough Economic Times?

“This study shows that sports card prices remained stable through recent recessions and inflationary periods, making them an excellent store of value.”

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Iconic Carlton Fisk ‘Waves it Fair’ Home Run Ball Comes to Collectable

Collectable is offering the opportunity to own shares in Fisk’s iconic home run ball at a $280k valuation. Collectable and the Red Sox teamed up to display the ball at Fenway during last week’s Tigers series.

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Russian Journalist's Nobel Peace Prize Fetches Record $103.5 Million at Auction to Aid Ukraine Children

“Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine.”

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The All-New eBay Vault: Answering Your Questions

ONE37pm sits down with Bob Means from eBay to learn more about the new vault including how it works, fees, and more.

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Rafael Nadal Rookie Cards: Best Sets and Parallels

Sports Card Investor breaks down the top Nadal rookie cards for collectors of all kinds.

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Bill Russell Set to Join Babe Ruth on the Blockchain This Summer

“Over 1,000 NBA legends could soon be headed to the blockchain. The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) recently signed a multiyear group licensing deal with athlete-focused NFT platform ARIA Exchange, with the first set of digital collectibles expected this summer.”

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‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Fighter Model Used in ‘A New Hope’ Fetches an Astonishing $2.3M at Auction

“A Star Wars X-wing Fighter model used in George Lucas’ 1977 sci-fi epic fetched an astonishing $2.3 million at auction Tuesday night, according to Prop Store Auction. The screen-matched Red Leader X-wing miniature model created by Industrial Light & Magic was estimated to go for $500,000 to $1 million.”

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The Unwritten Rules of Shirt Swapping

The Athletic (paywall) tells the story of jersey swapping in European soccer.

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