December 8, 2022
Welcome to the last regular roundup of alternative asset news for 2022. We’ve had a great first year of our newsletter, hope you enjoyed reading it, and look forward to bringing you more hits in the new year.
DUAL LISTINGS - NOW ON WEB!
As you probably already know, when you list a card for sale on ALT, you can also list it on ebay. The feature used to only be available in our app, but now you can do it from ALT.xyz as well. Giving you another way to cash in on your cards. Try it out today.
And now, on with the hits!
ONE LUKA-RATIVE CARD
The Luka Doncic National Treasures RPA recently sold for $3.1 million, making it the most expensive basketball card ever sold in a public auction. This same card sold privately for $4.6 million in 2021, highlighting how hobby prices have changed over the last year. Still, high-end cards are still breaking sales records left and right, with this one being the biggest basketball card sale of 2022, and one of the top 15 card sales of all time. With Luka towards the top of the NBA MVP leaderboard, and somehow still just 23-years-old, it wouldn’t be shocking to see this one bump back up in the near future.
SUPER PANINI BROS
Ever wondered how World Cup stickers became the phenomenon they are now? It all started 50 years ago with four brothers in Italy.
18 & LEAF
Leaf made a splash by signing five-star Tennessee QB recruit Nico Lamaleava to an exclusive card deal. The autographed cards are already selling for a decent amount for a player still living with his parents.
Gen Z investors are choosing alternative assets over stocks, and we couldn’t be happier.
The trading card boom has hit women’s soccer, with NWSL cards seeing a major boost in popularity.
Aaron Judge signed one of the biggest contracts in sports history to stay in pinstripes for the next decade. Where does it stand against other athletes? Here’s a look.
Nike has partnered with RTFKT to bring their line of digital Cryptokicks to life in the real world.
CARDS & DRIVERS
The 2022 edition of Topps F1 was released this week, a series that’s not as popular as the Chrome edition, but significantly more affordable.
Pokemon accidentally revealed some new cards a touch early this week, including a look at the first-ever terastallized Pokemon card. In addition to that, all cards in the new Crown Zenith expansion pack have also been revealed.
Interested in collecting wine? Interested in collecting NFTs? One startup looks to merge these worlds with NFT-backed bottles.
Connor McDavid has renewed his long-term deal with Upper Deck as the home for his cards, collectibles and autographs.
NOT SO FINAL
Final Fantasy VII is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a limited edition trading card set.
TIME TO SPEND
On the hunt for the next grail watch? GQ has an idea of which one it might be.