Pat Neshek is helping eBay kick off a new digital content series Monday, by giving fellow collectors and baseball fans a look inside his large collection of autographed cards, his top-rated 1970 Topps baseball set and other items. “Uncommon” debuted on eBay’s YouTube channel. You can watch it below.
The first installment of videos is coming off the heels of eBay’s latest data report, “Uncommon: A Trading Card Report for Buyers and Sellers,” and is “dedicated to the personal stories behind unique trading card collections,” according to eBay.
Neshek owns over 50,000 autographed baseball cards and the top-rated 1970 Topps baseball set on PSA’s Set Registry. Throughout his career, he’s happily traded his own autographed baseball cards to collectors through the mail in exchange for those he doesn’t have but he’s also an avid eBay buyer.
“From my little league days when I would pick up a pack of cards with my dad after a good game to minor league days of traveling to score autographs from my favorite players to today as I continue the hunt for the most rare and valuable cards printed, trading cards have been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember.”
In the “Pat Neshek’s Signature Collection” video, viewers can get a look inside the safe where he keeps his collection. They’ll also see some video of him playing baseball as a youngster, learn how a college roommate’s eBay success led him down the path of collecting autographs and hear him discuss the search for both signed cards and high-grade examples of vintage stars. He also tells the story about how his collection took a turn after his Tommy John surgery when he decided to focus on collecting the 1970 Topps set, and why he continues to enjoy adding key cards to his collection.
“Pat’s enthusiasm and passion for trading cards is contagious and stories like his are the exact reason we launched the Uncommon series – to celebrate the trading card community and highlight unique cards and stories that connect with fans and collectors all around the world,” stated Nicole Colombo, General Manager of Trading Cards at eBay. “We can’t wait to introduce eBay’s audience to more Uncommon stories in this video series, ranging from sports cards to non-sports cards and other unique collectibles.”