Sports Card Boom: This childhood hobby has turned into big business

For many, collecting sports cards was a childhood hobby. But now, ‘the hobby’ is big business.

“I’ve got waitlists starting for products I won’t even have for two or three months. I’ve got people that want me to call them as soon as it gets here and give them a price,” said Don ‘DJ’ Joss, owner of DJ’s Sportscards in Renton.

Joss knows the sports card industry well.

“I try to have every price range in here. You can walk in with a dollar or two and get a stack of Griffey cards or some quarter stuff. You can find

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A doctor who died from Covid-19 left his family a sports card collection worth $20 million

(Tampa, Florida) May 17, 2021 – The extensive collection of old baseball cards passionately assembled over four decades by Tampa, Florida neurologist Thomas Newman, who died at age 73 this past January from COVID-19 complications, has now been estimated to be worth over $20 million. Some of the one-of-a-kind cards and sports memorabilia date back to the 1880s.

Historic collection of Dr. Thomas Newman, who died of COVID-19, is valued at $20+ million, according to sports auctioneer Memory Lane. “He began avidly collecting in the early 1980s to replace the treasured cards of his youth his mother had tossed out.”

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A Card Show in Your Pocket: How Loupe Is Trying to Be an All-in-One, Live-Streaming Community

There’s no denying that online group breaks have revolutionized the hobby. They give collectors a chance to buy into hard-to-obtain boxes and cases while simultaneously building community. One thing is for sure: they have changed the way many people experience the hobby while attracting a wide spectrum of collectors.

The Loupe app, an all-in-one group breaking and card buying experience, aims to take the online hobby experience to the next level. Unlike conducting breaks on social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram that can be a disjointed experience for sellers and buyers, Loupe is built specifically for collectors by

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Memory lane Auctions 20 million usd Dr. Thomas Newman baseball card collection news

Memory Lane Inc. has just announced a massive treasure trove of collectible baseball cards. Estimated to be valued at over $20 million USD, the collection belonged to the late Dr. Thomas Newman of Florida who sadly died at the age of 73 due to complications with COVID-19.

Collecting baseball cards as early as 12 years old, Newman was truly passionate and devoted to his hobby — reignited in his adult years in the ’80s when he set out to replace his treasured childhood cards his mother threw out. JP Cohen, President of Memory Lane Auctions, describes Newman’s interest in sports

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Doc Dies of COVID, Leaves Family $20 Million Baseball Card Collection

His many loves included his family, his role as a doctor, his patients, his partners and colleagues, and sports, of course. He golfed and was a marathon runner as well, she said.

“He was a walking encyclopedia,” Nancy Newman said, adding that her husband’s fascination with science led him to medicine.

According to the auction house, Newman’s son, Stewart, of Fort Lauderdale, said that in the 1980s he traveled each summer across the country with his father to attend the annual National Sports Collectors Convention.

“The only downside is that I never got a lunch break

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Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection

A Tampa, Florida neurologist who died of COVID-19 complications has bequeathed to his family a baseball card collection estimated at $20 million to be auctioned next month.

Thomas M. Newman, MD, died on January 29 at age 73 after a 40-year career as a board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist.

Babe Ruth Card May Fetch World-Record Price

Among his items to be auctioned starting June 21 is a 1933 Babe Ruth card that could become the most expensive card ever sold if, as auctioneers expect, it breaks the $5.2 million record for a single card, according to an announcement from Memory Lane

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