November 4, 2022
November is here! The World Series is in full swing, and so is the alternative asset space. In case you missed it, ALT was featured in Forbes this past week. Founder and CEO Leore Avidar talked up the industry and where ALT is headed. Check it out if you haven’t, and then take a spin around the world of alternative assets with another edition of ALT Hits.
NEW SCHOOL COLLECTING
Boise State Football has partnered with Jacksons Food Stores to produce trading cards sold exclusively at Jacksons. Each pack has 14 cards and sells for $12.99, and there are limited edition autos in every 10 packs. This the largest trading card project for any college team in the country, and its existence is made possible by the NIL legislation that passed in favor of college athletes getting paid for their name, image and likeness. Which means Boise State players will get paid for appearing on these cards. Which also means you should expect more rare, exclusive college sports cards like this to appear in non-sports-card stores near you.
COLLECTING COMES ALIVE
A new line of NBA trading cards feature an augmented reality component, which comes alive the more you collect. Trust us, it looks a lot cooler than it sounds.
THE LAST OF TOPPS
Topps Update just hit stores, representing the last piece of standard 2022 Topps Baseball cards. The packs feature numerous variations of MLB’s biggest rookies, making them a hot buy this week.
JUST FOR KICKS
Think your PC is unique? One young Kansas City Chiefs fan is becoming famous for focusing his collection on KC kicker Harrison Butker.
CRYPTO FOR THE CUP
Visa has announced a soccer themed NFT auction on Crypto.com leading up to the World Cup.
WATCH THE WATCH MAN
Looking for a specific timepiece to add to your collection? Meet the man who can help you track it down.
The former President of PCGS, the official coin grading card service, has launched a website to inform potential video game collectors about the similarities between game grading and coin and card collecting.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE TRACK
Tickets are officially on sale for the first-ever Las Vegas Grand Prix. And yes, like cheating in racing, they’ll cost you.
MONSTERS IN THE RED
The first official Pokémon card set from the Scarlet & Violet game will hit shelves early in 2023.
Like collecting Pokémon cards but not sure how to play the game? Here’s a guide to becoming an expert.
Wondering which comics to collect? Here are the 10 books rising the most in value.
Where’s the biggest collection of comic books in the world? Spartans unite! It’s the Michigan State library!