The day has finally come to announce SlabStox’s biggest development yet. Ever since I started this company, my goal was to build a better way to buy, sell, and analyze sports cards – and we have done just that. While SlabStox is our brand and company name, it will now be the name of the most intuitive sports card trading platform available to collectors and investors. Data has always been the driving force behind our content, and it will be the driving force behind SlabStox – the best way to buy & sell sports cards online.
As the sports-card market has grown at an incredible rate in the past year, there’s been a new wave of collectors and investors. For new entrants into the industry, the question always is, “Where do I start?” I can speak to this first-hand, as we’ve received thousands of Instagram direct messages asking just that. As a 10-year+ sports card collector, it’s easy for me to say, “Run some eBay searches and check out the completed sales to start learning the market.” But it’s much harder for someone to actually take that information and act.
Because of that, our driving force behind SlabStox is making it easy to get involved in the sports-card market. Interest is at an all-time high, and the current process of buying, selling, and analyzing isn’t conducive to consumers. That is until now. We are here to change that forever.
Here’s What SlabStox Can Do
On SlabStox, you will be able to view and analyze sports-card performance like you would stocks. Each card (or Stox) has its own item page. Each Stox will have a current market value, historical data, real-time sales, and even real-time listings. Yes, that’s right; this isn’t just a data tool. You will be able to transact on the exact same page you are viewing the data for each Stox. Basketball, baseball, football, and soccer cards will all be incorporated on the initial SlabStox launch.
SlabStox will be powered by eBay, so there will be plenty of supply to buy, plenty of data to analyze, and even two-step selling capabilities for the most seamless listing process ever. To explain a bit further, if your sports card has an active Stox page on SlabStox, the items for sale on eBay’s marketplace will also appear for sale on SlabStox. If you list your item for sale on SlabStox, it will also be listed to eBay’s marketplace. This will allow your purchasing and selling to happen on a dedicated sports-card platform (SlabStox), while still tapping into eBay’s massive marketplace. All you have to do is connect your eBay account to your SlabStox account, and from there you can buy and sell any Stox.
You will also be able to track your investments after you buy them on SlabStox. Every user’s account will have a “portfolio,” and there will be automatic entry after completing your purchase on SlabStox. To make sure you can track any investments you already own, there is a manual upload button for additional cards. We also are providing a comparison tool, where you can view two different Stox against each other to weigh your buying/selling decisions.
Help SlabStox Grow
The last feature we’re excited about is our Stox Request Form. If you can’t find a sports card on SlabStox and want it added to our database, let us know by simply submitting a Stox request. We will do our best to add it!
Now, you’re probably wondering, “How much to use the new SlabStox platform?” The answer: SlabStox is completely FREE. All of the functions and capabilities you just read about are provided to every user at the cost of $0. We know how important it is to make every dollar count when it comes to sports cards, and we want to do everything we can to provide you as many tools as possible to succeed in the sports card market.
Keep in mind – if you choose to list your sports cards for sale on SlabStox, you’re also listing them to eBay’s marketplace and will incur eBay’s final value fees. Those fees will be remitted directly to eBay.
This is a very exciting day for us. Definitely the most exciting day at SlabStox yet, but this date will be topped very soon when we go LIVE. This all-inclusive sports-card trading platform isn’t ready quite yet, but we’re building it now! The goal is to launch in Summer 2020, so the wait won’t be too long.
In the meantime, be sure to pre-register your email here. (If you’ve signed up for SlabStox emails from us in the past, be sure to sign up again as you need to opt into the SlabStox platform.) By doing this, you’re guaranteed to get all the launch details leading up to the release of the new SlabStox platform.
I can say for myself and the SlabStox team, we are committed to making the sports-card market accessible and more informative for everyone.
Thank you all for the endless support,
CEO & Founder