Sports Cards

Investing in sports trading cards has experienced a resurgence in popularity, driven by collectors and investors seeking tangible assets with potential financial upside.

Sports trading cards capture the excitement and nostalgia of athletes and sporting moments, making them highly sought after by enthusiasts. Investing in sports trading cards involves acquiring cards of athletes with strong market demand, rare editions, or cards from significant milestones in their careers.

Factors that impact card value include player performance, scarcity, condition, and historical significance. It’s crucial to stay informed about the sports market, track player performance, and follow industry trends to make informed investment decisions.

Platforms and marketplaces dedicated to sports trading cards have emerged, providing opportunities to buy, sell, and trade cards, enabling investors to build and diversify their collections.

Sports cards are a fairly liquid market with supportive ecosystem. You can even insure your cards.

However, investing in sports trading cards comes with risks, such as fluctuations in player performance, market saturation, and counterfeiting. Authenticating cards, understanding grading systems, and buying from reputable sources are essential considerations. Investing in sports trading cards can provide both financial potential and nostalgic enjoyment for collectors and investors alike, offering a unique intersection of sports fandom and investment opportunities.

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‘68 Milton Bradley PSA 9 Rookie Nolan Ryan

We’ve been watching the Memory Lane auction for a few weeks to get a feel for where the market is relative to our investment thesis. Here’s a look into what’s in sports cards today and the two assets dropping on marketplaces. Let’s dig in.

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Two new drops on Dibbs

Only 16 assets were negative in sports cards fractional secondary markets on the week. Today’s good look into fractional secondary markets, what’s in for it next week, auctions, and new assets dropping on marketplaces.
-1986 Fleer Stickers #8 Michael Jordan PSA 9
-1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant PSA 10

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Wilt Chamberlain 1961 Fleer PSA 9

A possible bottom? Today is a look into fractional sports cards markets, what’s at auctions, and the three vintage sports cards dropping this week from Collectable.
– Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA 7
-Wilt Chamberlain 1961 Fleer PSA 9
-1955 Topps #123 PSA 8 Sandy Koufax


Warren Spahn & Triple Logoman on Collectable

Month on month results from CardLadder continues to trend positive with football showing the biggest gains. Today we dig into sports cards fractional markets, auctions, and the two IPOs this week.
-1948 Leaf #32 PSA 9 Warren Spahn
-Duncan | Yao | Dirk 2006-’07 Exquisite Triple Logoman 1/1


Great Mickey Mantle opportunity this week on Collectable

Finally some leadership from the tier one sports – football, baseball, and basketball – with all three positive week over week. Today we look into performances of last week’s fractional secondary markets, auctions, plus assets dropping in the marketplaces


Sports Cards Predictions for 2022

Serena Williams led the way as tennis cards surged last week. Today we dig into sports cards fractional secondary markets, auctions, assets dropping in marketplaces and see where it is going.


Sports Cards Insider – Jan 4, 2022

2021 was an excellent year for Sports Cards assets. Today we look into fractional secondary markets, auctions, and upcoming assets dropping on marketplaces this week.


Fractional Trading Cards & the Blockchain

Today we’ve got a special issue brought to you by Horacio Ruiz. It’s a look at the intersection of fractional trading cards & the blockchain through the lens of Dibbs, the world’s only 24/7 platform for buying fractional shares of tradings cards, secured by the blockchain.

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