TRADING CARD KING CASHES IN ON INDUSTRY BOOM
Ken Goldin, founder and CEO of Goldin Auctions, has benefited from the recent interest in baseball cards for sale and more, having produced record-breaking year over year revenue numbers. Just this past November his auction company sold $16 million worth of sports memorabilia for sale, which was a record at the time. In January, he booked $36 million in revenue, which is more than all the booked revenue from 2019. So, how did Ken start capitalizing on interest in basketball card packs for sale and more?
HOW GOLDIN GOT INTO BASEBALL CARDS FOR SALE AND MORE
Goldin, now 55, has been buying and selling baseball cards since 1978, when he traded some of his electric racetrack cars for his friend’s collection of about 5,000 baseball cards. In the decades to follow, Goldin would become an industry ambassador, investing in the industry and starting his auction house in 2012. Today you can catch him on Instagram each week, streaming live trading card breaks online.
VALUABLE TRADING CARDS AND MORE FOR SALE AT AUCTION
Valuable items found at Goldin Auctions include both sports trading cards and memorabilia for sale. Some items recently placed for auction include a bat used by Cal Ripken Jr., sneakers signed by Michael Jordan, LeBron James rookie cards, Kobe Bryant rookie cards, and Roberto Clemente rookie cards for sale. Each of those rare trading cards could bring in revenue of more than $1 million each.
KEN GOLDIN'S ROLE IN TRADING CARDS FOR SALE
So, exactly which auction transactions is Ken involved with and how do they go down? On auction days, Ken works with a select handful of buyers and sellers, providing advice and facilitating transactions. His role involves setting expectations for sale prices, counseling buyers on when to bid and hold, and calming nerves as prices escalate. The results of his efforts? A booming online trading card business.