It’s not a surprise that the recent flood of interest in the trading card space has shone a light on and brought increased visibility to other collectible niches. One particular category of collectibles that we find especially compelling is the ticket stub.

The ticket stub, which in this case we might refer to as the trading card’s sibling, is an arguably under-appreciated piece of sports memorabilia that also shows massive potential as an asset positioned against the trading card and other relatives.

In 2015 the most exceptional ticket stubs were fetching numbers as high as $90,000. Today you can find…


The Collector and the Collection

Brian Levant is a super star film and TV writer, producer, and director. Regardless of whether or not you’ve heard of him, you’re probably familiar with his work, which includes titles like “The Flintstones” live action movie that was released in theaters in 1994, the beloved “Beethoven” and “Jingle All the Way” which has become a Christmas cult classic. But at WAX, as collectors, what impresses us more than his IMDb profile is his immense toy collection, the product of a habit that originates from the same influences as his career.


So maybe you just splurged on a Day-Date, your first big watch purchase, and you’ve never had to worry about protecting something so small, delicate, easy to lose, and expensive. Or maybe you’re a veteran watch collector and it has just occurred to you that sometimes bad things happen to good people and you should probably be prepared for the worst.

Either way, insuring what you care about can get pretty overwhelming. To most of us, insurance is the most daunting of them all.

When it comes to quotes, deductibles, blanket policies, claims, retail value vs. declared value, coverage eligibility…


Joe Graf Jr., only 22 years old, is a rookie in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series. He is exceptional on the track and balances an academic career at New York University while being committed full time to Racing.

WAX was recently given an opportunity to be one of Graf Jr.’s sponsors in the Xfinity Drive for the Cure 250 in Charlotte, N.C., which was held on October 10th. This was an opportunity we did not hesitate to take advantage of. Not only is Graf Jr. …


The rise of comic books in the former half of the 20th century created a fantasy world full of characters that became idols of self identification for American youth. While the printed medium that introduced these idols has dwindled to a low burn, their impact and presence is as strong as ever and the same figures that shaped the personalities of 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s babies are impacting their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the same way. Comic book originating franchises like Marvel and D.C. have been solidified as primary institutions of American cultural influence. Their metamorphoses from comic book publishers…


The resale market for luxury goods and collectibles has become a topic of discussion more and more frequently in circles of collectors and luxury shoppers. It seems as if few people continue to shy away from it. Most that still do are the collectors that seek rapid appreciation of their collectibles and can’t bear paying more for something than its primary retail value. This means that they hound the primary market for limited supply pieces that can be sold on the secondary market for monetary turnover almost immediately (on second thought, and without judgement, this might actually contradict what a…


Most people who keep up with the luxury world are aware of the Hermès Birkin bag’s magical ability to appreciate in value. The Jane Birkin inspired handbag has seen a steady increase in value at an average of 14.2% per year, totaling an overall increase in value of over 500% since its conception in 1984 according to a study published by Baghunter. It is also worth mentioning that the bag has never gone a year without increasing in value. Buying the bag as an asset purchase has been called a better investment than buying gold or stock in the S&P…


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As the resale market for luxury goods and collectibles sees record growth, it comes as no surprise that eBay, the OG online resale marketplace, has become more and more involved in the business of luxury and high dollar items — this of course includes high value watches. That being said, other players like Chrono24, Crown & Caliber, and even The RealReal are getting their fair share of the online resale market for watches. With a fierce competitive landscape, eBay has implemented a new authentication model to maximize the platform’s value on both the buyer and seller’s end.

Authenticity Guarantee requires…


The term ‘global city’ was coined by Saskia Sassen who is a Dutch-American sociologist and thought leader on the subject of globalization. Global cities are the urban metropolises of our world that are fused with one another through corporate and financial business structures thanks to major advancements in telecommunication over the last few decades. Think New York, London, and Tokyo and how corporate entities based in either compete with one another on the global scale. Or how and why Mcdonald’s needs headquarters in major cities across the globe. The 1980s are accredited for the inception of global cities due to…


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In collaboration with Stadium Goods, Christie’s held an incredibly special auction between July 30th and August 13th that featured multiple pairs of original Air Jordan sneakers. This is the first time Christie’s has played a role in the sneaker category, and while this is a move that isn’t entirely groundbreaking and probably should have happened sooner, it is still a big deal. Christie’s being one of the most prominent auction houses in the world, as well as being one of the oldest that is rooted in tradition, plays a major role in defining the meaning and parameters of luxury. …

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