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Collectors Universe expands portfolio by acquiring Card Ladder

Collectible authenticator Collectors Universe has once again expanded its business by acquiring Card Ladder, one of the sports collectible hobby's leading card valuation platforms.
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Collectors Universe, one of the collectible industry’s leading authenticators and the parent company of PSA, has acquired Card Ladder, one of the card hobby’s leading card valuation platforms.

The acquisition further bolsters Collectors Universe’s catalog of pricing information and transaction history and will provide up-to-date information to help collectors buy, sell and trade sports cards.

The acquisition fits Collectors Universe’s mission to ensure that collectors have the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions in buying and selling cards.

“We’re deeply committed to investing in collection management and pricing tools that provide every collector with the best industry information available,” said Nat Turner, Chairman and CEO of Collectors Universe. “Card Ladder’s sales data, tracking tools and innovative predictive pricing technology is a great addition to Collectors Universe.”

Collectors Universe CEO Nat Turner.

Collectors Universe CEO Nat Turner. 

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“We created Card Ladder to provide collectors with tools they need to build collections that they love,” said Chris McGill, co-founder and CEO of Card Ladder. “We share Collectors Universe’s vision of leveraging technology to enhance and grow the industry for the benefit of every collector, while prioritizing trust and complete transparency above all else.”

“Card Ladder has always been a passion project aimed at informing collectors so they can make the best decisions possible in one central, easy-to-use platform,” said Joshua Johnson, co-founder and CTO of Card Ladder. “We were collectors before we were professionals in this business, and our goals are to ensure the growth and long-term sustainability of the hobby. We’re pleased to be joining Collectors Universe to continue pursuing those goals.”

Card Ladder app.

Card Ladder app. 

Card Ladder is an industry leader in providing accurate, reliable sales data on trading cards to take the guesswork out of pricing items. The platform provides comprehensive analytics for more than 18,000 cards, including sales data from 15 respected industry sources as well as population reports from multiple card-grading services. Card Ladder will continue to remain independent with regards to data sources, grading companies and pricing to provide unbiased and transparent information for all collectors.

According to Card ladder, it’s Card Ladder Research Team reviews each transaction in its database to ensure customers have pricing data they can trust and has vetted millions of historical sports card sales to produce a data set that stretches back nearly two decades.

Card Ladder will be further integrated into the overall PSA customer experience in the near future, including allowing PSA Set Registry members to see the Card Ladder estimated values for their inventory and sets. Additional information will be released soon. 

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