In the first three and a half weeks of 2021, over 627,000 trading cards have been authenticated and graded by PSA, SGC and Beckett. Those numbers include both sports, non-sports and gaming cards.
The breakdown by company includes 537,062 graded by PSA; 56,729 by SGC and 33,848 by Beckett, according to GemRate.com.
That’s an average of over 26,000 cards being graded each and every day by the three grading companies GemRate is tracking.
You can almost certainly tack on another five-figure monthly total from the grading card divisions of Certified Collectibles Group.
Modern basketball cards continue to be the most popular submissions. PSA alone has graded more than 223,000 of them in the last 30 days. SGC has been grading a lot of Ken Griffey Junior Upper Deck, Fleer and Topps rookie cards.
Auction of Champions says it plans to add a significant number of sports card auctions to its 2022 lineup.
Known for large, weekly autographed memorabilia auctions, the Arizona-based company has announced a 0% seller’s commission on its trading card auctions that have a final bid price of over $200 and are in a no-reserve format for the remainder of 2022.
The company is currently running a 300-card auction of primarily modern and lower to mid-grade vintage cards and unopened boxes that will run through Saturday.
Owner Jeff Kranz and colleagues will be hitting the road to numerous card shows throughout the year, taking in consignments.
Fanatics, which has already completed one sports memorabilia auction this year and has another set to close on Wednesday night, expects to hold at least 23 more events this year.
The auction division is still fairly new, but the company is now jumping in with both feet, offering autographed memorabilia, game-used items and cards, most with a theme tied to the sports calendar.
Chris Tani, who had been Senior Manager of eBay’s Sports and Trading Cards division, has joined Loupe as Director of Marketplace Operations.
NBA veteran and shoe collector PJ Tucker has dropped another group of the sneakers he’s selling to help a favorite charity.
Fifty lots are being offered on eBay including five pairs of Tucker’s game-used shoes.
Highlights include hard to find pairs like the Air Force 1 Pro Bowl LE ’07 and the Air Jordan 13 Retro Ray Allen PE, based on the player edition Allen wore when he broke Reggie Miller’s all-time three-point shooting record in February 2011.
The eBay x PJ Tucker collection is being sold via Buy it Now in partnership with Solestage, a well-known destination for sneaker and streetwear items, and longtime eBay seller. A portion of proceeds will benefit Soles 4 Souls.