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Goldin Auctions Company has been sold to Billion Dollar Company Collectors Holdings

Goldin Auctions Company has been sold to Billion Dollar Company Collectors Holdings

We're in the era where the collectibles industry is on fire. We're seeing pieces being sold for high prices, and in addition the business side of things are moving too. Major acquisitions and mergers have been happening.  Yesterday Ken Goldin, an auction pioneer in the sports collectibles industry, has sold his company Goldin Auctions to Collectors Holdings, owned by Steve Cohen. Steven also owns the New York Mets. You can click here to read the full story: https://sports.yahoo.com/goldin-auctions-sells-billionaire-steve-123049292.html#aoh=16251797330412&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

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New Hockey Card Record - Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for $3.75M !

New Hockey Card Record - Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for $3.75M !

For a whopping $3.75 million, a 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card has been sold today. The previous record held was $1.29 million, in December 2020, for another version of the same card. According to the PSA report, these two cards are the only of their kind, that has been graded by them. This is definitely exciting news and pushes the envelope of what is possible in terms of sales in the sports collectibles category. You can read the full article here: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/31521805/wayne-gretzky-rookie-card-sells-375-million-shatters-record-hockey-card

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Lebron rookie card sold for a record $5.2 Million - most expensive card ever sold

Lebron rookie card sold for a record $5.2 Million - most expensive card ever sold

On Monday, an ultra-rare rookie card signed by LeBron James himself, has been sold for a record breaking $5.2 million. This is definitely testament to the boom in the sports collectibles industry with what we've been seeing both this year and last year. Will we see another big number like this in 2021? We certainly hope so! You can read more about the sale, with the full article on CP24 here: https://beta.cp24.com/sports/2021/4/27/1_5403623.html

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Experts call ticket stubs "the epitome of sports memorabilia"

Experts call ticket stubs "the epitome of sports memorabilia"

According to an article by Wax Insurance, ticket stubs are the real hidden gems of the sports industry. The digitization of the ticketing process in modern times makes the physical relics all the more special. They say "the memories linked to ticket stubs make them all the more special. The fact that stubs aren’t printed en masse for speculating collectors, which means supply is organic and more limited". You can read the full article here: https://waxinsurance.medium.com/move-over-trading-cards-ticket-stubs-are-the-ultimate-collectors-items-for-sports-fans-5e6fa1a25e4b

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PSA improves grading technology with the acquisition of Genamint Inc.

PSA improves grading technology with the acquisition of Genamint Inc.

According to the official PSA website, they have just made a major acquisition, of the company Genamint Inc.  The website states "Genamint technology analyzes each trading card in real-time and is able to provide diagnostics, measurements, and detect alterations or other changes made to a card’s surface in an effort to assist human graders." This would see huge improvements in the time taken for them to grade all submitted trading cards. You can read the full article here: https://www.psacard.com/articles/articleview/10391/psa-acquires-genamint-introduce-next-generation-technology-grading-process

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