NEW YORK – September 20, 2022 – ( Newswire.com )
At a time when the market for sports collectibles is hotter than ever, and after the record sale of a Mickey Mantle card for an unprecedented $12.6 million, a new contender is walking the bat – Mark Zuckerberg ! ComicConnect is auctioning a unique, autographed Little League baseball card of Zuckerberg, which was made by the CEO of Facebook and Meta when he was a kid. Along with this unique item, ComicConnect will auction an NFT of the card, including all documents that authenticate its unique existence, putting the physical collectibles against the digital collectibles in a single auction.
The short and high-stakes double auction will be held on https://nft.comicconnect.com/ September 24-25. Bids for NFT will be measured in Ethereum, and at the end of the auction, the winner will be charged. Bids for the physical card will be measured in US dollars.
“There’s nothing quite like it,” says Stephen Fishler, co-owner of ComicConnect.com. “Mark Zuckerberg has had more impact on our culture than all MLB and NBA players combined, and this card is truly one of a kind.”
Long before Zuckerberg revolutionized social media and became the fifth richest person in the world, he was an 8-year-old kid who loved baseball. Trading cards were a novelty offered to families of local Little Leaguers in Westchester County, New York.
According to Fishler, a recognized industry authority who holds several Guinness Book of Records records, it appears to be the only such card in existence.
Since the pandemic, the market for sports collectibles has exploded from $5.4 billion in 2018 to $26 billion last year, a factor that could fuel bidding here. And with a starting bid of just $1, the auction is bound to be as lively as Yankee Stadium in the 1950s.