Brandon Steiner is back in the game.
The founder of Steiner Sports has formed CollectibleXchange.com, a new website that offers autographed and game-used memorabilia for sale. Collectors and dealers can also sell their sports memorabilia through the website with a consignment agreement. The company also offers appraisal and authentication services and custom framing. Steiner is also hoping to strike deals with athletes who will sell their own game-used or game-worn items through his company.
“CollectibleXchange is creating a platform for the players where they will be making most of the money,” says Steiner. “Former and current players, as well as the future pros now playing in college can come to us and we will guide them.”
CollectibleXchange will be the “safe place to go to sell and buy collectibles,” added Steiner. “Athletes will also be able to sell directly to the collector at a price they determine without a huge mark-up.”
The website launched this week and includes several thousand items already for sale.
The seller can set a reserve price on each collectible, and there will be options for a straight sale at that price, or a buyer will be able to “make an offer” for the collectible piece.
CollectibleXChange will also have an auction platform, with the first event scheduled for April 2020.
During his tenure as the head of his own company, Steiner was known for establishing exclusive autograph and marketing relationships with athletes and sports teams. His new firm plans to once again represent athletes for personal appearances and fan engagement experiences.
Steiner sold Steiner Sports to Ominicom in 2000 but continued running the company until Omnicom sold it to Fanatics earlier this year and abruptly took away his position.