Bidding is underway in the Hunt Auctions/Christie’s collaboration of “Home Plate, A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia.”
The under-the-radar private collection includes numerous pieces of historic baseball memorabilia from some of the game’s greats including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. We previewed the auction a few weeks ago. It’s scheduled to close next Thursday.
Chrisitie’s has now produced a pretty impressive video that showcases some of the items along with some comments from Hunt Auctions’ President David Hunt.
If you’ve ever run across a card or piece of sports memorabilia and you weren’t quite sure what it was, the camera on your phone might be able to help.
Google Lens will grab an image and instantly point you to pages of information—including sales listings—for the same item. It’s a potentially valuable tool, especially for those who are new to the hobby or trying to get a quick gauge of value.
Tech reporter Jamey Tucker checked it out in the video below, using some of his old cards. We can’t say it’s fool proof (no, your ungraded Jack Sikma rookie card isn’t worth 100 bucks).
Google Lens also offers some other features you might be able to use in your daily life.
KOLN-TV in Lincoln, NE stopped by Wes’ Baseball Cards for a story on the hobby’s resurgence during the pandemic.
Online marketplace StockX, which expanded into sports cards last year, already has a sizeable inventory of both single modern era cards and boxes. The company now has over 1,200 unopened boxes and nearly 5,700 cards listed on its website. Now, they’re looking for more. They’re offering 50% off trading card seller’s fees for any box or single card you list at a minimum price of $500.
The company has already partnered with Topps on a couple of exclusive baseball products and you can expect more of that in 2021.
NBA veteran Matthew Dellavedova on his investment in Star Stock: “It’s been really cool to see the resurgence in sports cards over the past 12-18 months and it looks like it is going to be a market that continues to grow.”