eBay is increasing its final value fees across most categories beginning March 1, including sports cards and memorabilia.
That means on a $200 item, sellers who are currently paying $24.70 in fees to eBay will pay $25.80.
The company did throw sellers one piece of positivity: Currently, eBay keeps a $0.30 per-order fee when buyers cancel an order. Starting on March 1, the entire final value fee, including the $0.30 per-order fee, will be refunded to sellers when those cancellation requests are approved.
It hasn’t been a great year for LeBron James and the Lakers and James Harden now has a new team, but buyers still flocked to jerseys worn by both players late Thursday night.
The jersey James wore when he set the record for most career Christmas Day points sold for $110,060 while Harden’s holiday shirt sold for $13,000. Both jerseys were offered through NBA Auctions.
Harden, in action for the Brooklyn Nets, recorded a 36-point triple-double in a win over the Lakers on December 25. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
Bidding began back on January 20.
Topps plans to turn Mickey Mantle into an NFT. The company announced Thursday it would be auctioning a 1/1 digital version of the iconic 1952 Topps card.
It’ll be the company’s first NFL auction on the OpenSea platform.
The NFT is the first featured collectible in the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection “celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through exclusive, premium 1-of-1 NFT collectibles,” according to a press release.
“Throughout Topps’ rich history, and especially over the last few years, several iconic baseball cards have been designated as holy grails to the collecting community. With our Topps Timeless Series, we now bring these historic cards to the blockchain as NFTs that can be owned forever and passed down for generations,” said Tobin Lent, VP & General Manager of Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment.
The NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 token and is a recreation of the card that is considered the crown jewel of Topps’ first full scale major league card set. It will “include video of historical imagery and memorabilia that showcase and celebrate Mickey Mantle’s legacy,” according to the company.
The auction will go live on the OpenSea platform on March 1st at 1pm EST and end March 4 at 1pm EST. Any bid placed in the last 10 minutes will extend the auction by an additional 10 minutes. The winner of the auction will also have a chance to chat via video conference with to Mantle’s sons, Danny and David.
Pretty cool to see this autographed press box scoresheet from the famous 1951 Dodgers-Giants playoff series-winning home run by Bobby Thomson on this week’s edition of Antiques Roadshow.
A pile of goal pucks from some early season NHL games are now on the block through MeiGray Auctions.
Fifty pucks, most from November action, are being offered through February 23 including the one shot by Lucas Raymond of the Red Wings for his seventh career goal and another from Blackhawks star Patrick Kane that resulted in career goal #410.
Other goal pucks from Dylan Larkin, Claude Giroux, Seth Jones and Patrice Bergeron are among the listings.