One collector’s long-time passion for chasing down autographed baseballs from every guy who has ever played for the Milwaukee Brewers is coming to an end…and now he’s giving them all away.
Ben Nummerdor started with the 1982 American League champions and just kept going, all the way back to the players who were on the club when it moved from Seattle just before Opening Day 1970, and forward to the current era, too.
WTMJ-TV caught up to him and found out what he’s planning to do with all 900 baseballs:
The bill for the Tom Brady rookie card that sold for $1.68 million last weekend was paid by a seller using Litecoin. According to Goldin Auctions, it’s the most expensive item paid for in cryptocurrency on the site since the company began accepting crypto payments last month.
“The hobby is undergoing incredible growth unlike anything I have seen in my 40+ years in the industry,” remarked company founder Ken Goldin. “What’s amazing to see is that the same thing is playing out with crypto. Trading cards and crypto are now two of the most rapidly growing alternative asset classes and we know there is a lot of overlap between the communities. We believe this may be one of the most expensive hard assets ever paid for in crypto.”
The go-between for the recent sale of the 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James card that was brokered for $5.2 million is a Montana-based employee of PWCC.
Lelands says its next auction is set to open May 9 with an updated closing date of June 4.
Two new shops, burglaries and plenty of business. The hobby market in the home city of the University of Illinois is the subject of this story in the Champaign News-Gazette.
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