July 19, 2022
Welcome back to ALT Hits. The ALT team will be headed to Atlantic City for the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention. Will you be there? Stop by and say hi to us at booth 1636.
We want to let you know that starting Friday, July 22nd, there will be a fee for ALT Vault outtakes.
- All cards taken out will be charged 1% of their ALT Value at the time of outtake, with a maximum of $30 per card, and 25 cards per outtake. Though we’re adding fees, we’re keeping them amongst the lowest in the industry.
And now, on with the hits…
Turns out that some of the 2022 Topps Definitive dual autos of Randy Arozarena and Austin Meadows feature the signature of only one person, and it’s neither of those Rays sluggers. Topps and Fanatics aren’t quite sure what happened, but are offering a nice bounty to anyone who gets one of these oddities.
CARDS FOR BEARS
A recent CNN story talked up what investors are doing with their money during a bear market and suggested some familiar alternative assets like wine, watches, and yes, cards.
NOT SO HARD TO CATCH ‘EM ALL
If you’re seeing more Pokémon cards around, you’re not alone. Last year, over 9 Billion cards were produced. Great news for kids looking for their favorite Pokémon. But will more cards circulating be bad for investors, or will this simply mean that the pie got bigger?
Much like cards, comic books had a great year in 2021. In fact, comic books made more money last year than any other year in history. Wanna know why? Here’s the story. Speaking of comic books and money, here’s a look at the 10 most valuable comic books of all time.
TIME TO SPEND
The Cartier Cheich is one of the rarest watches ever made, and soon you’ll be able to buy it in an auction. Assuming you have a few hundred thousand dollars lying around.
GAME OVER JUST GETTING STARTED
Retro games are one of the hottest new alternative asset classes. Curious about the space? Here’s what some longtime game collectors think lies ahead.
Thinking about where to invest in the NFL this year? Here’s a look at some early predictions for division winners. If this holds true, what assets will you be going after?