Repackers Providing Collectors Liquidity

Card Ladder
May 14, 20241 min read

Repackers are the talk of the town as of late, with discussions of the ethics and stability of them. However, for the sake of this article, let's just focus on whats going on right now. While the market has not gone entirely back to pandemic levels, as seen below

But the market has gotten smarter and the cards people want tend to make more sense opposed to any base card graded a 10. While people can still influence/sway a players market on word of mouth, the players actual play is now a driving force on impacting their prices. As seen below with 5 of the best playoff performers, they are all up noticeable amounts.

3 Month Market Gain %

You have a seemingly never ending supply of people purchasing cards from 80-100% of comps at shows or a varying number of places online. With the rapid decline of the Covid-era (2022), the singles era seemed like it was becoming a quality over quantity game. Yet as it stands now, margins are slim with people buying at 80-95%. However at the volume these dealers are aiming to buy at, it can pay off big. At shows, things are so competitive you have people buying entire showcases and displays.