May 24, 2023
MLB is in full swing, the NBA Finals are on the horizon, the Stanley Cup is about to find a new home, and collectibles all around the world are changing hands. Curious about some of the biggest stories in the alternative asset space? Welcome to our latest edition of Alt Hits.
Before we get to the Hits, here are a few things happening at Alt you may have missed.
Liquid Auctions will be back on Monday, May 29th with an improved experience:
- Extended bidding is now open to all bidders, giving you more time to participate and win.
- No minimum card value for Liquid Auctions, so you can submit any vaulted cards.
Have cards to sell? Reach out to an Alt account manager at email@example.com to get your cards vaulted and listed in an upcoming auction.
And in case you missed it, a pair of well-respected hobby veterans, Justin Wickizer and Erik Myers, have joined Alt. Check out our blog post to find out more.
And now on with the hits!
THREE ON THREE
Hot on the heels of Ken Goldin’s streaming chase for the LeBron triple logoman on his Netflix show, Panini leaked a video of an all-new NBA 75th anniversary triple logoman of LeBron, Steph Curry and Luka Doncic. That card is one of five triple logoman cards hidden away in 2021-2022 Panini Flawless, a long-delayed product that will cost you around $10k to get…10 cards.
The million (or $10k) question? Will more logoman cards dilute the value of previous logoman cards? It’s possible, especially since the LeBron one didn’t end up selling for as much as some thought it might. Still, it’s another chance for hobby whales to get even richer, while the rest of us just open boxes for a fraction of $10k. A price that is still pretty high when you end up with nothing.
The NFL and Panini have announced the NFL Rookie Premiere class, the 45 new players who’ll have signed cards available in next year’s football sets. The players signed the cards and unveiled their new jerseys on camera in Los Angeles.
In the most consequential NBA lottery since LeBron skipped college 20 years ago, the Spurs won the right to draft Victory Wembanyama next month. And while his Spurs cards are the real rookie ones to hunt down, Wemby has signatures in Bowman University, including one he inscribed as his first.
SWING INTO GOLF
Getting into golf cards? Here’s a look at the highest-selling ones of all-time.
SERVING UP CHROME
Don’t have a single tennis card to your name? You’re not alone, and Topps is trying to change that, with newly available Topps Chrome tennis.
And not to be left out, did you know that there are some surfing cards far out there? Here’s a look at some of the most valuable.
Bella Rasmussen became the first female to score two touchdowns in a High School Varsity Football game, and now she’s the first female High School Football player to have an autographed trading card, thanks to Leaf and the NIL.
The new Legend of Zelda game has taken the video game market by storm, and though it’s a different kind of collectible, there are plenty in the game to track down.
YEEZY FOR CHARITEE
Adidas is unearthing the Yeezy shoes they buried when Kanye couldn’t keep his mouth shut, donating the proceeds to anti-racism groups.
JA’FF THE SHELVES
Ja Morant’s off-the-court antics have him in trouble again, and Nike has responded by removing his shoes from their app.
MAN OH MAN
Manchester City has once again won the Premier League Championship, which may be good for City, but bad for the league.
RETURN OF THE CARDS
The Star Wars universe has a new TCG for fans to collect and play (though mostly collect), and a lot of new collectibles to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.
Lala has introduced new digital collectibles from the movie Wolf of Wall Street, an investment based on a movie about shady investments.
NFTS FOR THE FAMILY
Didn’t know there was a Hot Wheels NFT garage? Now you do. Best of all, there are new Fast and the Furious cars you can park there.
VIDEO GAMES TO CARD GAMES
The next Genshin Impacts update will “go hard” on trading cards.
Collect horror movie merch? Here’s a rundown of the latest horror movie collectibles.
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