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Notes: Standard Envelope Expands, Ruth/Wagner Update; Prez’s Paige Card; More

eBay released its first quarterly earnings report for 2021 on Thursday.  During Q1, the company says the gross merchandise value for trading cards in the U.S. was over $1 billion– more than half of 2020’s record setting volume.  The company also says the number of active buyers in the category doubled from the previous quarter.

eBay also announced this week that it was expanding its Standard Envelope shipping option beyond trading cards.  Sellers can now ship postcards, stamps, coins and paper money valued at $20 or less using Standard Envelope, which offers tracking at a cost of less than $1.  Full details are here.

Bidding for the 1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News rookie card graded PSA 7 is approaching $2 million at Heritage Auctions. The T206 Honus Wagner (PSA 1.5) in the same auction is over $1.6 million.

Notes: Standard Envelope Expands, Ruth/Wagner Update; Prez's Paige Card; More

Bidding continues through May 6.

Is President Biden a collector?  Not an avid one as far as we know, but we do know he has at least one baseball card.  You can see it in the background of images taken inside the oval office.  The card is a 1953 Topps Satchel Paige.

He’s referenced Paige in the past, most notably at a global summit in Morocco back in 2014.

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Thirteen-year-old baseball card collector Joseph D’Allessandro is turning toploaders and team bags into an easy way to store vaccination cards…and he’s using the proceeds of his little business for good.

Check out the story on the “Vax Pack.”

Notes: Standard Envelope Expands, Ruth/Wagner Update; Prez's Paige Card; More

Andrew Salzberg

Certified Collectibles Group, parent company of CSG, has hired Andrew Salzberg as Executive Vice President.  He’ll be in charge of developing new programs, further optimizing the company’s services and helping the company with customer service.

Salzberg comes to CCG after 11 years at Asset Marketing Services, one of the largest numismatic firms in the world where he was Vice President of Product Development and Digital Marketing. 

The Golden State Warriors’ 1966-67 throwback jerseys from a game earlier this season are on the block through NBA Auctions.

Notes: Standard Envelope Expands, Ruth/Wagner Update; Prez's Paige Card; More

The Warriors wore the blue jerseys in a loss to the Clippers on January 6.  Those worn by Steph Curry, rookie James Wiseman, Draymond Green, Kelly Oubre Jr., and the rest of the team will be up for bids until May 20.

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MeiGray Auctions is offering 35 game-used items from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a sale that runs through May 12.

Notes: Standard Envelope Expands, Ruth/Wagner Update; Prez's Paige Card; More

Helmets from David Savard and Cam Atkinson along with other game-used equipment, goal pucks and other memorabilia are among the listings.

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