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11/29/23 by RIPPED
What’s up, rippers! We hope you’ve all recovered from last week’s turkey-induced itis. This week, we have NBA rookie jerseys setting auction records, the MLB Hall of Fame ballot release, prospecting podcasts, an eBay profit calculator, and old-time hidden gems uncovered.
- Wemby’s 1st game worn jersey has sold
- Who could be headed to Cooperstown?
- Pre-war treasures found
- Bowman Draft on The Call-Up
- Calculating eBay profits
A month after being worn, Victor Wembanyama’s NBA debut jersey has sold at auction for $762,000. Sotheby’s, the NBA’s new game-worn jersey partner, held the auction. The rookie sensation wore this jersey in the second half of his debut game. The sale price blazed by the estimate of $80K – $120K and was nearly fifteen times more than the price paid for a game-worn LeBron James jersey auctioned the same night.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame has released its 2024 ballot, featuring 14 returning and 12 new candidates. The most accomplished newcomer is Adrian Beltre, who has four Gold Gloves, more than 3,000 hits, and 470 home runs. While we wait for voting results in January, let the debate begin!
Auction Monthly recently acquired a collection of pre-war cards with quite the story. Inside a rusty Pedro Cut Plug Tobacco box was the seller’s father’s collection from over 100 years ago. This collection, stored in a tobacco tin for decades, contains over 600 cards, including 20 Babe Ruth cards and many other Hall of Famers and legends of the game. Look out for pieces of this collection on the auction block soon.
We love all things Just Baseball, especially their range of killer podcasts. Just Baseball co-founder Aram Leighton and Triple-A broadcaster Jack McMullen drafted their top Bowman Draft autos from the upcoming set. Listen to the whole episode – the Bowman Draft auto talk comes in at 1:03:30.
Have you ever wondered how much profit you can expect from a trading card sale before you accept, or what price you need to sell your card to break even or make a profit? Our good friends at Ballcard Genius recently released a fantastic new tool to help collectors buy and sell cards on the secondary market. Simply plug in your card’s purchase and sales details and click the “calculate” button. That’s it! Give it a try here, and let Ballcard Genius know how you like it.
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