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Joe Montana's 'The Drive' Jersey Sells for Record $1.212 Million
“The jersey worn by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana in not one, but two Super Bowl victories by the San Francisco 49ers …obliterat[ed] the record paid for a football jersey at auction.”
How Online Buyers of Luxury Collectibles Reshaped Auctions in an Economic Slump
“Turnover is increasing at a time of global turmoil—and it is mostly down to growing digital sales and new tastes among the 1%”
Estate Planning for Memorabilia Collectors: Don’t Leave Your Family in the Lurch
“No one else in this financial planner’s family has any interest in the sports memorabilia he’s accumulated. But he’s made a plan and has some advice for people like him.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Jimmy Claxton Blazed Trails Via Baseball Cards
“The first Black player to appear on an American card is likely a name unfamiliar to most fans of the game…He would appear on a card as a minor league player despite the fact that his tenure in the Pacific Coast League lasted all of two games.”
A Treasure Trove of Over 500 Retro Apple Products is Being Auctioned Off from One of the Biggest Collections in the World
“The collection, one of the biggest in the world…belonged to Swiss Apple collector Hanspeter Luzi…Before starting his Apple collection, Luzi collected vintage sewing machines that became the foundation for the Sammlung Albrecht Mey sewing machine museum in Germany.”