Market Size Posts

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?
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Musings by Joschik

I am a junky for collectible stats and when our man in South America, Javier send me a Bloomberg article on the Chinese Designer Toy market (we refer to it as Vinyl Art Toys) I had to study it.  It claimed the market to be valued at 38.4 billion yuan (that is $5.96 billion!!!).  That […]

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?
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Musings by Joschik

For years I have been studying any research related to Collectibles I can get my hands on, starting from the Dutch tulip craze / crash from the mid-1600 century… At the height of that boom you could either buy the (admittingly lovely) Semper August tulip or “one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable […]

83% of all 2021 Investment Dollars into the Collectible Industry going to Trading Card Companies!

83% of all 2021 Investment Dollars into the Collectible Industry going to Trading Card Companies!
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Musings by Joschik

With an obvious explosion of investments in collectibles companies over the last 8 months, Trading Cards are clearly the Elephant in the Room (even before NFTs!). In this article, we take a deep dive into the most recent investment trends in the FanMerch market (worth roughly $500 billion annually). Here are the investments this year […]

How Big are the Collectible Markets? Are We Really Spending $200 Billion Every Year on Them?

How Big are the Collectible Markets? Are We Really Spending $200 Billion Every Year on Them?
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Musings By Joschik

I have always been interested in this subject and since starting my MBA in 1991 looked for studies or other data points.  I never found a satisfactory 3rd party study and ten years ago I commissioned the only one that I know of.  I am collating my thoughts and the various facts I found in this […]

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