Trading card sales on eBay grew by 59 percent in May.
One eBay auctioneer saw his sales climb to a record-setting $8.2 million.
New buyers are coming in from other countries–and not just those in Asia.
Just some of the notes from a story on the hobby’s activity during the pandemic appearing in the “John Wall Street” blog that’s now part of Sports Illustrated.
Cards and memorabilia featuring the late Nellie Fox are on the auction block.
Fox died in 1975 but his widow, Joanne, now 91, spoke with The Record Herald about her Hall of Fame husband.
The NBA is moving toward a return to the court and that should be good news for the basketball card and memorabilia market, even if there are no fans allowed to watch the games, which will take place at the Disney complex in Orlando.
The season will resume July 31 with 22 teams competing. The playoffs would follow and last until the early fall, with the 2020-21 season slated to start in early December.
The jersey auctions haven’t stopped coming.
Right now, NBA Auctions has dozens of shirts worn during the first part of the current season including those donned by the Thunder, Spurs, Magic, Warriors, Nets and Kings.