eBay will be present at the 2021 edition of Milan Games Week &; Cartomiccome Main digital partner of one of the most anticipated events of this year, dedicates to the world of games and comics. Open to the public From 12 to 14 November on Fiera Milano Rho and organized by Milan Fair e Fandango club creatorsThis year’s event is unique as it combines for the first time the two historic Milanese events for an exclusive weekend dedicated to esports, comics and pop culture in all its nuances.
For the first time on the sidelines of the event, eBay will participate in the Milan Games Week &; Cartomic with initiatives that will involve visitors, game fans and collectibles enthusiasts. During the event, in fact, eBay will be present with a stand that will animate the weekend by offering a selection of rare collectibles with QR code to buy them directly on eBay, a series of meetings with eBay sellers and influencers such as Cydonia, Kurolily, KeNoia and Playerinside and one secret corner with play station and free gadgets.
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If, over the years, the number of video game enthusiasts has increased, it is with the pandemic that, in Italy, the passion for video games has reached its peak. As it emerges from IIDEA-CENSIS report “The economic and social value of video games in Italy”.in 2020 played video games 16.7 million people on Italy and, during the lockdown, 24% of gamers in April 2020 and 19% in June 2020 played video games the longest. In addition, 20% of gamers responding in April identified themselves as newbies, saying they started playing video games a month ago, and an additional 9% said they discovered new video games during that time. .
A passion for the game and the world of comics, capable of uniting different generations and increasingly shared. Suffice it to say that, in Italy alone, over the past two years, sales of collectibles, consoles and used video games on eBay have grown in double digits: + 5% in the last two years. years and + 4% in the last two years.49% increase in collectibles sales compared to 2 years ago e + 13% compared to last year. the playing cardsin particular, marked a + 120% compared to 2 years ago e + 70% compared to last year. Same success for the sports memorabiliaThis year, over a million of them were sold on eBay. 77% more than two years ago and the 27% more than in 2020as well as for the used consoles and video gamesrespectively + 60% e + 22% compared to 2 years ago.
What did we spend the most money on? A Honus Wagner figurineevery sports collector’s desire and cost the lucky buyer $ 1.1 million.. For just under $ 937,000, on the other hand, the historic All-Star Comicsreached the top of comic book Olympus and, when it comes to sports memorabilia, sold for $ 578,000 on eBay. Joe Jackson’s “Shoeless” baseball bat.. Sports star figures have also been a hit on eBay: the 2000 sports star figure from the Championship Playoff Contenders autographed by American football star Tom Brady was sold for the sum of $ 400,000, while the The metallic universe of Michael Jordan Precious stones in precious metal in 1997, someone was prepared to shell out $ 350,000. $ 250,000 is the cost of Black Lotus card from the Alpha expansion, one of the rarest and most expensive cards in Magic The Gathering.rated at 10 by PSA.
How much are we prepared to spend in Italy? For Tytus and Megator, the characters of Masters of the Universea user spent 3,500 euros. The same amount was spent on a life-size fiberglass Spiderman statuewhile a Captain America Aluminum Shield sold for € 2,000. The latest trends that Italians are not only passionate about in sports memorabilia and comics, but also in collectibles such as Pokemon saw their sales increase: for the Japanese Seal Espeon Play Promo Collectible Playing Card – Star of gold more than € 9,000 have been spent and for a Basic set First edition in Italian 8,000 €.