At a time when high-end sales continue to reach new heights in the hobby, many are using secured vaults to store their sometimes multi-million dollar assets. Platforms such as Alt, PWCC, and Goldin all offer a vaulting program to keep the best cards in the world safe. And now, the biggest online trading card marketplace is introducing the all-new eBay Vault, a 31,000-square-foot facility to alleviate the worries of protecting high-end cardboard.
eBay’s vault, which was released in early June, is one of many new services that the site has debuted this year. Authenticity Guarantee, a partnership with several grading companies, is another resource that shoppers can use to verify their trading card purchases. This free inspection has become a great way to combat the rise of reprinted cards and potential scams. But it is the new vault service that has caught hobbyists’ attention over the last few days. It will hopefully grow the digitalization of high-end trading, as users will be able to send their cards to other vaults as well. eBay continues to grow its foothold in the collectibles industry, and it hopes to expand programs like the vault into different collectible categories by next year.
I was fortunate enough to connect with some great individuals on eBay’s team and ask them a few questions about the vault and its future. They are taking the growth of the vault very seriously, so I am excited to see how it develops into a multi-faceted tool for the collector. The first four questions I had were answered by Bob Means, the Director of Trading Cards at eBay. The rest is information that eBay has released for collectors that are eager to learn more and find a spot in the vault.
So, without further ado, here are some answers to questions you may have about the brand new eBay vault: