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Barack Obama's Signed 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Hits Auction, Could Fetch $20K
“In this particular set of picks, Obama went with a Final Four of Indiana, Florida, Ohio State and Louisville. Not great — as Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse actually made it. But, hey, one of four isn’t bad!”
PSA 10 Black Lotus, Signed by Christopher Rush, Hits Auction Block at PWCC
“The Alpha Black Lotus is one of the first examples of a grail card in TCGs. The fact that this copy is signed on the case by the legendary Christopher Rush makes it all the more special.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Why Collectibles Are a Great Place for Venture Capital Dollars
“The rich tend to stay rich, and they will continue to spend serious money on the things that bring them pleasure (or the ability to flex to their friends).“
eBay Faces Growing Competition and Eroding Market Share
“Rising fees have opened its moat to new competitors in the collectibles space, like livestream auction sites Whatnot [and] Popshop.”
Real 'Ferris Bueller' Ferrari sold for $18 million at Florida auction
“The 1962 250 GT SWB California Spider was sold at the Gooding & Company event during Florida’s Amelia Island Concours collector car week celebration.”
29-year-old quit the NFL to sell Pokémon cards—his business brought in $5 million in just 7 months
Blake Martinez picked up a side hustle while rehabbing an ACL tear, before turning it into a full-time business – Blake’s Breaks.