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Stephen Ko

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Lifelong collector of cards, Type 1 photos, and nerd for F1 Dynasty, Sapphire and Vintage Baseball I also collect data!

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Stephen Ko

2 days ago

Comicon for Sports?

Link preview image for Fanatics’ Next Big Bet? A Comic-Con for Sports

www.hollywoodreporter.com

Fanatics’ Next Big Bet? A Comic-Con for Sports

Fanatics Fest 2024: Fanatics plans live New York event with Tom Brady, Kevin Durant and other panels and stars.

Oh really like this! I hope one of the goals for this is to celebrate the collector. It would be amazing to see a user journey of a kid getting a big hit from a retail box to getting on stage to meet the athlete as "Hit of the year" award. It really could celebrate the hobby and all those who contribute to making this industry so fun and powerful.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/fanatics-fest-2024-new-york-comic-con-sports-tom-brady-1235870025/

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4 days ago

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PC: Type 1 of Nat King Cole in Studio

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Lots of posts of late on Type 1 photos. I've started to expand into my other love, music collecting. I love Nat King Cole and got this recently from Heritage's Entertainment Auction. They had some amazing Type 1 photos of Hollywood stars from the past. I love Nat King Cole and his velvety voice. He did a whole album of International versions -- Should check it out if you like old school classic singers.

I loved this photo showing him in studio. Just something about it instantly transports me to the first time I heard him sing Perfidia. (https://open.spotify.com/track/3QQl3tSiEooVLQvC8IT5EE?si=fbff114cfb424ac6)

5 days ago

Is the broader collectibles industry being ignored?

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Wrote up some thoughts on a missed opportunity by the industry on card collecting. Specifically, most of the marketing, cards and push is for big "hit" cards, which are typically very high end products. That ignores a big cohort of other users that contribute to the industry, the community. Take a read if you get bored staring at the eclipse!

Its also why I'm a believer in Mantel and others who are focused on community.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chriskocubs_sportscardcollecting-communityengagement-activity-7183161966205575168-yIYP?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

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6 days ago

PC: 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson Rookie

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Been hunting for some time. Finally got it. While not a high grade, its a decent eye appeal card and clean back.

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