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Collectable, eBay Form Partnership to Expand Platforms, Vault
“Fractional investment firm Collectable and eBay have formed a partnership to expand Collectable’s growing platform and help promote eBay’s new technology and secure vault.”
Topps MVP Buyback Offer Turns Even Common Judge, Goldschmidt Chrome Cards Into Hefty Credits
Topps has partnered with local hobby shops to allow collectors to trade in ‘22 Topps Chrome branded cards of Aaron Judge or Paul Goldschmidt for $20 or more of store credit depending on the card’s rarity.
Auction House Selling 'The Wizard of Oz' Hourglass With Starting Bid at $400K
“The prop used by the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ in a scene with Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ will soon be for sale.”
Panini Stickers: How a Family Collectibles Business Became a Worldwide Phenomenon
Amid the excitement of the World Cup, CBS shares a video on the history of Panini and what makes their stickers so popular.
Hobby Tweets of the Week
The Most Valuable Kobe Bryant Cards of All Time
ONE37pm breaks down the Top 20 most valuable Kobe cards of all time.
Tiger Woods' Greater Milwaukee Open Hole-in-One Golf Ball Goes for Big Money at Auction
The ball used in Tiger’s hole-in-one on Hole 14 of his professional debut sold for $186k at auction. The original owner obtained the ball after Woods tossed it into the crowd and even got it autographed by Tiger later that day.
Massive Hype of NBA Rookies Hurts Their Sports Card Value Long-Term
Some players unfortunately never live up to the hype they garnered during their Rookie year. This article looks at some historic examples and what learnings we can apply to current players.
Titanic Dress, Sound of Music Guitar, Indiana Jones' Holy Grail, and More up for Auction
“On Dec. 13, Heritage Auctions will hold their Hollywood & Entertainment Signature Auction, featuring some of the most iconic costumes and props in film history, including the Wicked Witch’s hourglass from The Wizard of Oz, Maria’s guitar from The Sound of Music, and the Holy Grail itself (or at least the one featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).”