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Luka Doncic Rookie Card Sells For $3.12M, Setting Records For Public Sales
“A Luka Doncic rookie card that sold for $4.6 million in a private sale last year sent for $3.12 million in a public auction at PWCC Marketplace.”
Aaron Judge Record Home Run Ball Lands at Goldin, Set to Hit Auction Block
“The ball from Aaron Judge’s record 62nd home run will be auctioned at Goldin Co., where it has an opening bid of $1 million.”
Rare Buddy Holly Poster From "The Day the Music Died" Sells for Record-Breaking $447,000 at Auction
A rare Buddy Holly concert poster from the day of the tragic plane crash that killed Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper sold for $447k at Heritage Auctions.
Maradona’s Hand of God Ball That Sank England Fails to Sell Despite £2m Bid
The ball used in the famous 1986 World Cup match between Argentina and England failed to reach its reserve and did not sell even after attracting a £2m bid. Negotiations are still ongoing between interested buyers and the ball’s owner — the referee from the match.
Hobby Tweets of the Week
@CollectableApp shares a conversation with @EzraSLevine and lawyer @Paul_Lesko on the state of the sports collectibles industry
@EricWhiteback calculates the PSA market cap on the famous 1952 Mantle card
@Moneymade_io displays the performance of the sports card industry in comparison to some other asset classes
@BradleyCalleja highlights a record breaking PSA 7 ‘52 Mantle sale
Ty Cobb Rookie Bat Tops $1 Million in Big Memorabilia Auction at Grey Flannel
“A Ty Cobb bat from his 1905 rookie season topped $1 million at Grey Flannel Auctions, which had several other rare memorabilia items sell for six figures.”
Youthful Optimism: $5,000 LeBron Rookie Card Investment in 2003 About to Pay Big Dividends
One collector’s $5k investment of his life savings in a Lebron Exquisite RPA is about to pay off as the card is now up for auction and is expected to sell for seven figures.
Kurt Cobain's 1989 Stage-Smashed Fender Mustang Guitar Sells for Nearly $500,000 at Auction
“The Cobain-owned, stage-played, smashed and signed axe was used on Nirvana’s first U.S. tour at two performances in 1989, according to Julien’s Auctions”
“Behind the Card” Film Opens This Weekend
A new documentary on the world of sports cards, ‘Behind the Card’, is set to be released in theaters and on Apple TV this week.