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PWCC Announces New Research Tool Available to the Public

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

PWCC Marketplace, the largest auctioneer of investment-caliber trading cards, just announced the launch of a new research tool that will give investors access to 15 years’ worth of trading cards sales data. Titled Market Price Research, PWCC, in partnership with eBay is leveraging over 250 million data points to showcase dates, prices, and card types, which will provide the basis of the new tool and is part of PWCC’s suite of Investor services, available for free to the general public.

This newly extended library of data will arm buyers who are looking to make investments in trading cards with the statistics and analysis needed to make informed purchases, while also providing predictive data on the card's future value. The data leverages historical trends of all cards that were sold on eBay's platform for the past 15 years.

“There has never been anything like this in the trading card market,” said Brent Huigens, president of PWCC. “Investors will be able to keyword search specific cards and have access to that card’s sales data for the past 15 years. We want to empower investors with an unprecedented access to data, so they can make smart investing decisions.”

PWCC has been a longtime Top-Rated Seller on the eBay platform.

Through PWCC’s unique market platform, PWCC helps to reach 10 times more buyers than any other venue and connects PWCC consignors with over 250,000 prospective buyers.

“In recent years, we’ve seen modern cards breaking records on our platform and we’re thrilled to evolve our partnership with PWCC,” said Sam Bright, senior director of Art & Collectibles at eBay. “Together, with the Market Price Research tool, we are offering our 171 million active buyers the resources to take their investments in card collecting to the next level.”

About PWCC Marketplace

Since 1998, PWCC has provided buyers and sellers of both vintage and modern graded trading cards with an efficient, secure and predictable marketplace. Compared to traditional, more fragmented auction environments, PWCC offers technology-driven efficiencies in line with electronic financial exchanges, including reduced transaction costs, faster turnaround times, increased liquidity and greater transparency. PWCC’s proven platform provides collectors and investors with the most trusted way to invest in trading cards. Find out more and follow live auctions at www.pwccmarketplace.com.

About eBay

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2017, eBay enabled $88 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

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