A Southern California-based breaking business was burglarized early Tuesday morning, with thieves carting away cases and boxes of recent sports card products worth thousands of dollars.
Mamba Cards says it happened around 3 AM when two people wearing dark clothing and masks smashed their way into the business. High quality surveillance video captured the incident, which the company shared on its Instagram page (see below).
Among the stolen goods:
2020 Panini One FB – 2 Inner cases
2020-21 National Treasures BK – 1 case
2020-21 One and One BK – 1 case
2020-21 Prizm FOTL BK – 4 cases
2020-21 Prizm Hobby BK – 4 cases
2020-21 Select Hobby BK – 1 case
2021 Contenders Hobby FB – 1 case
2021 Immaculate Hobby FB – 1 case
2018-19 Prizm Hobby BK – 9 boxes
2019-20 NT BK – 1 box
2019-20 NT BK FOTL – 1 box
2019-20 Optic Hobby BK – 8 boxes
2019-20 One and One BK – 3 boxes
2019-20 Prizm Hobby BK – 5 boxes
2020 Panini One FB – 4 boxes
2020 Prizm Hobby FB – 8 boxes
2020-21 Contenders Hobby BK – 11 boxes
2020-21 One and One BK – 4 boxes
2020-21 Prizm FOTL BK – 3 boxes
2020-21 Prizm Hobby BK – 8 boxes
2021 Contenders Hobby FB – 8 boxes
2021 Mosaic Hobby FB – 5 boxes
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The $100 million investment PSA’s parent company recently announced came from existing investors. D1 Capital Partners, Cohen Private Ventures and The Chernin Group have been ecstatic with how their initial purchase early last year has performed and are betting on more growth.
Collectors Holdings now has a valuation of $4.3 billion thanks to that growth and some recent acquisitions, including Goldin Auctions.
The new money is aimed at growing the business and some potential mergers and acquisitions, according to this article from Sportico, which includes additional comments from those now running one of the hobby’s biggest players.
Fanatics just picked up a $1.5 billion (yes, that’s billion with a ‘b’) investment from the NFL, MLB, their players’ associations, the NHL and some individual investors.
The 11-year-old company founded by Michael Rubin yet again strengthens its ties with the sports leagues. That partnership played a big role in Fanatics’ recent move to buy Topps and an earlier strike that will see them eventually take command of the card and collectible licenses for the NBA and NFL.
Another fractional shares for collectibles market opened this week.
Liquid MarketPlace is a platform where people can buy, sell, own, and trade portions of rare collectibles in real-time. Powered by blockchain and crypto technology, it allows users to purchase pieces of rare, high-valued items by turning physical items into tokens that can be traded any time.
Avid collectors Ryan Bahadori, Amin Nikdel and YouTube personality Logan Paul are the founders of the company.
All items will initially be available on offer, much like Collectable, Rally and Otis. Subsequently, owners can buy, sell, and trade their ownership interests, 24/7, in the Pro Exchange within the platform, with other users.
With the initial drop being focused primarily on high valued trading cards, Liquid MarketPlace plans to introduce new categories of collectibles in the next 2-3 months as it expands its user base globally. At launch, there were four modern basketball cards among the items being offered by Liquid MarketPlace including
- 2013 – 14 National Treasures #130 Giannis Antetokounmpo Autographed Jersey Patch Rookie Card
- 2009 – 10 National Treasures #206 Stephen Curry Autographed Jersey Patch Rookie Card
- 2003 – 04 Exquisite Collection #78 Lebron James Autographed Jersey Patch Rookie Card
- 2009 UD Exquisite Collection #23 Michael Jordan One of One Autographed Jersey Patch Card
Liquid MarketPlace has raised nearly $5 million in funding to date and will begin their Series B round in the coming weeks.