Gary Vaynerchuk wasn’t wrong.
The folks who used to collect sneakers have jumped hard into the sports card hobby.
“If you look at some of our top-selling trading cards, like Luka Doncic cards, slightly more than half of our card buyers have also purchased sneakers on StockX, demonstrating a high degree of overlap between the two communities,” Jesse Einhorn of StockX told Footwear News, a website devoted to all things shoes, which published a pretty good piece on what’s happening.
Einhorn says he believes one of the reasons sneaker-obsessed people are buying cards today is celebrity influence and another is that as long as they’re protected, cards don’t deteriorate like sneakers. They also don’t take up nearly as much room.
Sneakerheads who’ve entered the hobby seem to believe the of the hunt is better in cards and like that the ups and downs of the card market are more closely tied to actual games/results.
The number one overall pick in the NBA draft, Anthony Edwards of Georgia, has agreed to an exclusive autograph card/memorabilia deal with Panini America.
The company has also nailed down similar agreements with James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball, assuring autographs from the top three picks will be in the company’s products once the season gets underway.
One of the top cards in the newly released 2019-20 Immaculate Basketball was pulled Thursday night via Jaspy’s Case Breaks…
Look for it to come to an auction near you at some point soon.
All Sports Auctions will launch its latest online catalog event on Monday. Hundreds of items will be on the block, including complete sets, singles of Hall of Famers and dozens of pieces of memorabilia.
Owner Andy Sandler says the auction will have a couple of game-worn jerseys from Hall of Famers, a 1915 Notre Dame calendar and some vintage game-used bats from the Pacific Coast League. Among the more unique items: a 1915 Notre Dame calendar, a yearbook from Arnold Palmer’s high school days and even the telephone used by the Green Bay Packers during the 1996 NFL Draft.
If you’re in Canada and thought about making a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame soon, you’ll have to put those plans on hold.
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