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The MINT Collective
The MINT Collective, presented by eBay & founded by Collectable, IMG & Omaha Productions, gets set to launch in Las Vegas this coming week.
Unpacking the Rise and Fall of the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card
Altan Insights provides an analysis of the market conditions that led the iconic card to jump 264$ in value over the course of a month.
NBA vs. NFL: What Dapper Labs’ Big-League Collectibles Say About Launching NFTs for Sports
“Dapper’s NBA Top Shot experienced a wild price bubble during the NFT boom. The followup NFL All Day collection has had a more modest rollout – and collectors think that’s good news.”
Art Auction Business is Being Dominated by 1 Million-Plus Sales
“A new Sotheby’s report peeks under the hood of high-end auction houses, and reveals just how critical the super-rich are to company bottom lines.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Iconic ‘Great Wave’ Print Sells for $2.8 Million at Christie’s
“The woodblock print inspired artists across the East and West, including Monet and Van Gogh.”
World Baseball Classic: Shohei Ohtani's Cap Heading to Baseball Hall of Fame After His MVP Performance
“ Five other items from team Japan — Masataka Yoshida’s bat, Munetaka Murakami’s batting gloves and helmet, Shota Imanaga’s jersey and a pullover worn by manager Hideki Kuriyama — will also make the trip.”
An Extremely Rare Violin Sold at Auction for $9.44 Million
“The violin has its own name – the Baltic. [It] became the third most expensive musical instrument ever sold at an auction.”
Historic Flatiron Building sells for $190 Million at Auction
“For about 45 minutes, real estate heavyweights waged a fierce bidding battle for the iconic landmark – one upping each other by at least $500,000 at a time.”