Post-pandemic boom Nostalgia-based purchases and activities This extends to collectibles, the memories you hold in your hands. One of the most popular places to buy these memorabilia is eBay, where more than 25 percent of users who bought something on the site in 2023 bought at least one of his collectible items.
On eBay, global listings for vintage toys have increased by about 10% this year compared to the same period in 2022. Searches for vintage Star Wars toys increased by 20%. And some rare items can be expensive. In May 2023, a one-of-a-kind “Tyler the Great Warrior” Yu-Gi-Oh Card It sold for $311,211 on eBay, making it the most expensive Yu-Gi-Oh! Card sales on eBay so far.
“Nostalgia is a powerful collectible driver, and we’re seeing strong interest in nostalgic items in our market,” said Gene Cook, vice president of Global Collectibles at eBay. told Mashable. “Whether it’s driven by movies like Barbie, trends on social platforms, or people wanting to connect specifically with the toys and items that brought them joy in their childhood. It’s not just about acquiring an item, it’s about being part of a community. It applies to all generations.”
We analyzed some of eBay’s 2023 trend data to see what people searched for on the site this year.
Snoopy, Sonny Angel, Miffy
The cute collector’s item has been around for quite some time and has become a fictitious dutch rabbit miffysweet sony angels, And Snoopy has become the star of TikTok and Instagram. On eBay, users search for Miffy 5,000 times in a month, and searches for Sonny Angel have increased by more than 250% worldwide compared to the same time last year. This year, eBay users around the world searched for “Snoopy” more than 18,000 times per day, and the most expensive Snoopy item sold on eBay was an unused item. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Snoopy Anniversary Series It was $38,500. People love peanuts especially during the holiday season. eBay said the number of Snoopy and Peanuts merchandise sold on its site increased by double digits from October to November 2023.
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According to eBay, quarterbacks Brock Purdy (San Francisco 49ers) and Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins), two of the most searched football players for global sports trading cards on eBay, have made an impact this year. The person who gave it was the girlfriend of the player.Travis Kelce’s jersey sales increased 340 percent the day after his girlfriend Taylor Swift cheered him on at a game (this trend also Reflected in shopping app LTK) Meanwhile, searches for Dolphins receiver Braxton Berrios spiked more than 4,300 percent in the U.S. and Canada the day after his girlfriend, TikTok superstar Alix Earle, posted a video. Customize your lover’s jersey.
While it’s impossible to directly attribute these search spikes to Swift and Earl, there’s no denying their influence on style trends across the internet.
Taylor Swift (and popcorn bucket)
Speaking of Swift, the pop star was the top search result for all entertainment memorabilia on eBay from July to October 2023. And with Swift’s debut, Eras tour filmeBay says Swifties searched for movie merchandise. popcorn bucket to poster.
In general, the popcorn bucket collection was a popular item this year. In April after the release on March 31st, Dungeons and Dragons: Thieves’ Honorsearch for “Dungeons and Dragons Popcorn Bucket” AMC exclusive iteman increase of nearly 200% on eBay.
Climb into the attic and look around for VHS tapes. It’s possible that more than just dust has built up. In October’s appearance, tonight show, Pete Davidson tells us his plans Resell sealed VHS tapes at high prices.Based on the selling price of this format on his eBay this year, Davidson may be on to something: a sealed copy of 1984 Raiders of the Lost Ark Sold for $10,050.The site says it’s a vintage horror movie from the late 70’s and 80’s – think about it The Goonies, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street — is a particularly popular purchase.
Some of the most expensive sports memorabilia purchased on eBay in 2023 were genuine archival items (a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card was the most expensive purchase in April; (Currently still being purchased) Listed on the site for $253,500). However, modern sports cause site traffic to skyrocket.
For example, after Tom Brady (second) announced his retirement on February 1, sales of his rookie cards increased by more than 500 percent on eBay, and searches for his memorabilia in the U.S. spiked by about 230 percent. did. On June 6, when the soccer star announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, global searches for “Lionel Messi” merchandise on eBay increased by more than 75% for him. When he made his MLS debut in July, searches for his trading cards on eBay increased by more than 130 percent compared to May 2023.
And after Spain’s Olga Carmona scored a singular goal against England on August 19th, clinching her team’s first Women’s World Cup appearance, global searches for her collection increased by August 20th. It jumped 5,400 percent.
barbie ” is one of the best movies of the year, and apparently it was even listed on eBay. In the week before and after the film’s release (July 14-29), users worldwide searched for “Barbie” more than 14,000 times per hour. And Barbie caught the attention of eBay with an unlikely friend, Ken’s friend Alan, portrayed by Michael Cera in the blockbuster movie. On eBay, searches for “Alan doll” increased by more than 1,300 percent between July 14th, when the movie was released, and July 21st.