Collectible Insights - The Attic Capital Newsletter Vol. 28
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The Attic Top 5 -
1 - Rare Coins -
News of the Week - High-quality MS67 Morgan Dollars from the ‘Tombstone Hoard’ heading to auction starting in April.
Favorite Video of the Week - Much thought and care goes into each coin design. The World War I centennial coin was no different. Designers and sculptors wanted to mark the coin with a feeling of hope even in times of war.
Deal of the Week - Wondering how to display your coins? Here are 20 floating 3D coin displays for $20 on Amazon. It’s a no-brainer!
Random Thought of the Week - How many coins in circulation are there? Here are a few numbers to ponder. The US Mint produced over 816 billion coins in the last 100 years. That’s almost 170 billion dollars worth.
Featured Company - The Truman Company is a local coin shop that has a cool free promotion. Keep an eye out for their weekly giveaway - one Truman branded silver 1 oz. round. Like the tweet and follow their account for a chance to win.
2 - Sports Cards -
News of the Week - CNBC has a feature story on how Fanatics plans to keep the baseball card market booming in the coming years and hints at a few innovative approaches. With Fanatics driving the bus, the $44 billion global sports card market is expected to grow to $100 billion by 2027.
Favorite Video of the Week - David Leiner, President of Fanatics, talks about the company’s plans for Topps cards in 2023.
Deal of the Week - Take a trip down memory lane with a few packs of your favorite 1980s cards. Baseball Card Exchange sells authenticated unopened packs of almost any type of card imaginable, some for only a couple bucks each.
Random Thought of the Week - Maybe I’m just old school, but it’s a little terrifying to hear Fanatics talk about how big they want the sports card industry to grow in the coming years. Some of us collectors are perfectly fine if the hobby doesn’t penetrate every single household in the entire world by 2028. Can we not crush a beautiful thing for the sake of market share just one time?
Featured Company - CheapFunBreaks - YouTube channel featuring "Houdi." They have 20,000 subscribers and over 10 years of card-break videos. Check out the 1979/1980 Topps hockey break with a possible Wayne Gretzky rookie card pull. (potentially)
3 - Collector Cars -
News of the Week - Here’s a great summary of the Amelia Island auction from K500. With several sales records broken, the Amelia Island spring event is closely tracked as a predictor of classic car values for the year ahead.
Favorite Video of the Week - With over 19 million views, it’s the most popular video on Jay Leno’s Garage. Check out the amazing custom-built Batman Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie.
Deal of the Week - The no-reserve 1978 Ford Bronco Ranger on Bring A Trailer is one to watch. With 1 day remaining in the auction, current bid sits at $42,500.
Random Thought of the Week - MotorTrend featured the top 10 coolest T-Top cars, and I thoroughly enjoyed the list. My favorite - is the iconic 1968 Chevy Corvette, the first production T-Top car from an American automaker.
News of the Week - One of the earliest pieces of sports memorabilia from 200 A.D. has been identified by researchers. The Colchester Vase depicts a gladiator battle, with inscriptions spelling the names of two gladiators, much like a trophy.
Favorite Video of the Week - You might remember the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art robbery in Boston. It was the biggest art heist of all time, and the mystery has yet to be solved. Or has it? Netflix’s documentary, ‘This is a Robbery,’ could provide clues to finding the thieves.
Deal of the Week - Vintage movie posters are big business. Check out Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, the original studio movie poster from 1980. Sale price - $2,750.
Random Thought of the Week - I get asked all the time, “Where should I sell my collectibles?” Etsy, eBay, Heritage Auctions, and your local pawn shop are just a few ideas. Check out the featured articles on selling coins and cards, and hopefully, they will point you in the right direction.
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