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Collectable Receives $1.4 Million Buyout Offer for PSA 8 1952 Mantle
Amid the frenzied bidding for another PSA 8 at Heritage, Collectable received a $1.4M buyout offer on their 1952 Mantle which shareholders ultimately rejected.
Inside Upper Deck’s Strategy To Combine Digital And Physical Collectibles
With rising competition from companies like Fanatics, Upper Deck has looked to diversify their business including developing two popular deck-building game platforms, Legendary and Vs.
Soccer Collectors Chasing 2022 Panini Stickers as World Cup Approaches
“Soccer cards have been in high demand in recent years, but it’s the Panini World Cup Sticker Albums that collectors are chasing as the 2022 World Cup approaches.”
Bat Signed by Ty Cobb for PCL Executive in 1914 Now Carries Photo Matches, Could Fetch $2 Million
“An autographed Ty Cobb bat, gifted by the Georgia Peach himself to a minor league baseball team owner 108 years ago, is on the auction block four years after it was purchased by a collector who subsequently matched it to a Cobb photo in his collection.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Why The Mantle ‘52 Rookie Card ‘Topps’ The Collectibles Market
Sportico interviews Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions for Heritage Auctions, to understand the significance of the iconic ‘52 Topps Mantle card.
You Probably Bought That Baseball Card From Rick Probstein
“EBay’s top sports card dealer is an Orthodox Jew from Delaware, who understands that memorabilia is equal parts business and alchemy”
Soccer Prospecting 101: Building A Process and Understanding The Pipeline
Sports Card Investor shares this ‘how to’ for prospecting the soccer pipeline.
Andy Warhol ‘Car Crash’ Painting Returns To Auction After 35 Years—And Could Net $80 Million
“A rare silkscreen painting by Andy Warhol from one of his most pivotal series is expected to sell for more than $80 million when it goes to auction next month for the first time in 35 years, auction house Sotheby’s says.”