October 4, 2022
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A LITTLE BIT OF ZUCK
In this space we’ve recently highlighted massive card sales from Mickey Mantle and Justin Herbert, showing how collectors are still going all in on both vintage and recent cards. And while a $105,000 sale pales in comparison to the millions those athletes bring in, this one is still rather noteworthy. In case you missed it, a little league baseball card of Meta Founder Mark Zuckerberg, “autographed” by the 8-year-old Zuck recently sold for just over a hundred grand. The card was sold in an auction by Zuckerberg’s “favorite camp counselor” (her words, not ours). Have any bizarre collectible cards at home? Know anyone who might be famous one day? Time to start cashing in!
LOTS OF TOPPS
Last week saw the release of four new Topps Baseball products; 2022 Topps Chrome Logofractor Edition Baseball, 2022 Topps Gallery Baseball, 2022 Topps Pro Debut Baseball and 2022 Topps X Bobby Witt Jr. Crown Collection Baseball. While all four are noteworthy, the Bobby Witt collection is another Topps collaboration with an up-and-coming star, much like what they did with Trevor Lawrence last year. Though the sets are different in nature, it does hint towards more of these partnerships in the future.
HEY THERE FANCY PANTS (AND SHOES!)
Think Air Jordan and Supreme are as important as Picasso and Monet? Christie’s has introduced Department X, a new line that will auction off items across music, fashion, art and sports, with sneakers and streetwear being its biggest categories.
36’D IS THE NEW 86’D
NBA preseason season is upon us, and last weekend saw one of the oddest outcomes you could imagine, as the Adelaide 36ers came all the way from Australia to defeat the Phoenix Suns on their home court.
NOBODY HOTTER THAN ROGER
After announcing his retirement from Tennis, there has been a nearly 4000% increase in interest in Roger Federer collectibles.
F1 TO THE FUTURE
Mercedes-AMG F1 and Petronas renewed their relationship, with a focus on renewable energy for the future of F1.
If you’re a fan of Da Bears, chances are you’re a fan of Mike Ditka, the legendary player, coach and fixture on the Chicago sports scene. And now you have the chance to own over 500 pieces of memorabilia from his closed restaurant.
A sealed, graded copy of Pokémon FireRed for Gameboy Advance sold for over $3,000 in a recent auction. It was the first-ever auction sale for a game graded 9.6 by Wata.
THE SHAPE OF MEWTWO
Speaking of Pokémon video games, Ed Sheeran has a new music video for a song that will appear in an upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch.
LeBron James, Draymond Green and Kevin Love recently joined an ownership group of an expansion team in Major League Pickleball. Yes, you read that right.
DROPS ON JOOPITER
Pharrell Williams has started an auction site for cultural artifacts called Joopiter. Some of the first items will be from his personal collection.