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Amazon Invests in Trading-Card Platform Dibbs as Collectibles Boom

Amazon.com Inc. is investing in sports-card marketplace Dibbs, entering a booming collectibles industry as interest rises in alternative assets.

Click here to read the story at bloomberg.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are collectibles?
  2. What do collectibles have to do with the business of sports and entertainment?
  3. Why do you think trading cards have become popular collectibles again?
  4. How has technology helped to revolutionize the trading cards business?
  5. What are NFTs?
  6. What are industry trends?
  7. Do you think the NFT trend is here to stay? Why or why not?
  8. Why type of company is Dibbs? What makes the company unique?
  9. Why do you think Amazon would be interested in investing in Dibbs?
  10. How might Amazon’s investment in Dibbs benefit the company?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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