🎙️The Next Big Collectibles Market
The next great market is sealed video games and rare ticket stubs - and we got the expert in both on the show to tell us all about them.
What’s up everybody, it’s LG Doucet here.
It ain’t easy being a content creator. You have to balance curiosity, quality, make relevant content for your audience, but also write about stuff that you also genuinely care about. When people write just for engagement, its pretty obvious.
Personally, I see my podcast interviews as a way to learn and share new perspectives. There is so much out there, and sitting down for an hour with a specific expert can be a transformative experience.
And every once in a while, there’s an interview that really pops.
And that’s today.
🕹️The Next Big Collectibles Market
Eric is wise beyond his years.
Although just a few years out of college, he has already made a name for himself across multiple social channels as The Collectibles Guru, and was once the content manager at Goldin Auction.
He is what I consider to be an expert in various collectible markets, notably:
Sealed Video Games
and now Comics and NFTs (still a beginner)
The tickets conversation totally blew my mind.
There is a market, or rather, the potential for a market, for rare ticket stubs, such as:
Ticket from The Malice at The Palace
Ticket from Famous Athlete Debuts
Ticket from the Titanic
Ticket from the Cincinnati zoo the day Harambe The Gorilla was shot
And then we transition into video games, where he makes the pitch as to why sealed classic games could be the next great collectibles market.
And he makes a compelling case: after all, video games have FAR MORE players globally than cards have collectors.
And last, we cover other memorabilia, like Presidents Hair, Famous Denture, and Serial Killer items (yikes).
Highlights from this one:
He started on Instagram, and exclusively posted about Supreme. He never intended to be an influencer.
What brought him to NFTs, and the raging debate between physical and digital collectors in the card world.
His holy grain: the Panini Gold Prism collection (he has almost 40% of the entire global supply!)
He refers to cards as “little pictures of men” which is an incredible term for the industry.
And a surprise at the end - instead of Would You Rather, I show Eric my personal collection of random physical items in the first ever TFM Antique Roadshow.
This was a memorable one. So enjoy!
Before we hit ebay to buy some sealed games, we gotta determine this age old question: what is the best game of all time?
And in the spirit of Novak Djokovic’s latest grand slam title, we asked if you would ever collect Tennis NFTs:
We’ve had some banger pods (and newsletters!) the last few weeks, including last week when I went back to my speculative roots.
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