The most valuable modern day sports card gets found on live-shopping app
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whatnot, the largest independent live shopping platform in the US, announced tonight that the LeBron James Triple Logoman basketball card, the most sought-after modern card in the sports collector world valued between $3-5M, was pulled on its live stream platform.
The one-of-one card was drawn during a Whatnot live stream on Friday night hosted by a seller on the platform, Backyard Rips. The card was found in a 2020-2021 Flawless Basketball box, the most expensive set produced by Panini. The footage of the card being pulled can be found on whatnotbountyhunt.com.
The company had announced earlier in the week that it was raising the stakes by issuing a bounty on the rare card, offering a 2021 Lamborghini Huracán to anyone who finds and sells it via its livestream app.
“We’re thrilled for the entire sports card hobby, especially the Whatnot community, that the chase for the Lebron Triple Logoman concluded on our platform,” said Eric Shemtov, Head of Sports at Whatnot. “This is what the hobby is all about – finding rare cards that galvanize this passionate community. We’re proud to create an environment where these moments can happen.”
Whatnot is the premier independent shopping destination for collectors and enthusiasts. The marketplace seamlessly and safely connects like-minded buyers and sellers and provides the opportunity for anyone to discover new hobbies and interests. Tapping into existing communities online and the entertainment of live shopping, Whatnot has become the largest platform on the market since its inception in 2019. Leveraging their 10+ years of experience at leading tech marketplaces, co-founders Grant Lafontaine and Logan Head addressed the biggest merchant platform pain points by coupling rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a safe space for people to share their passions with others. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, YC Continuity and CapitalG, Whatnot’s valuation sits at $1.5B. For more information, please visit www.whatnot.com or download the Whatnot app on Android or iOS.
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