A new stock market-style platform has opened for buying and selling trading modern cards.
StarStock stores offers users the chance to send cards to a centralized vault. Users buy and sell based off digital photos of cards that are shipped to the company but the cards aren’t shipped unless requested by the purchaser. The company says all cards are secured and insured.
Both graded and ungraded cards can be bought and sold. Raw cards are scored on a three level scale before being placed into inventory.
StarStock charges a 5% fee to the seller per sale. There will also be a 3% fee on deposits, but they’re waiving that fee to users during their initial launch.
With limited sports to cover, we’re seeing more mainstream media stories on the hobby. Fox 5 in New York carried a piece on one of its newscast that centered on the pandemic’s impact on the influx of new collectors entering the hobby while staying home.
From the beginning of the championship run through the first retirement, the foray into baseball, the second retirement, the move to Washington, the final retirement and the move to management, he’s stayed put. Michael Jordan’s exclusive deal with Upper Deck has been a hobby constant for 28 years now.
He’s signed thousands of autographs over the years, all during private signing sessions at which he demanded every autograph and every item look good. By the way, did you know turning an MJ autograph sideways sort of spells out a “23”? I didn’t.
Jordan doesn’t typically sign autographs in public. It’s all in loyalty to Upper Deck, maintaining the quality of his signature–and its value.
“He’ll take care of sick kids, kids at camps or whatever,” Upper Deck President Jason Masherah told the San Diego Tribune for this story on the company’s long relationship with the Hall of Fame icon. “But other than Upper Deck, he doesn’t really sign autographs. From a branding standpoint, Michael and his team realized there’s something to be said for making them high end and super limited.”
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