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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Carlton Fisk kept it fair, but Keith Olbermann’s attempt to sell historic ball is foul

The best thing about Olbermann is his obsession with getting dogs adopted and saving them from death. The former SportsCenter anchor also is a passionate baseball memorabilia collector, and he’s selling the ball from Carlton Fisk’s 1975 World Series home run to raise money to help dogs. That’s great!

What’s not great is Olbermann’s choice of how to sell the Fisk ball, on a “fractional investing platform” called Collectable.

What does that mean? According to Collectable’s website, “fractional ownership allows many people to share ownership in one item. With Collectable, users can purchase ownership shares of high-end sports memorabilia, giving them fractional ownership of that item.”

You may have tried something like this with your friends in elementary school, switching off days with a prized possession until it breaks, or there’s an argument over whose day it is, or someone loses interest. The Simpsons did an episode about this concept’s inevitable doom 30 years ago.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 21, 2021 at 12:56 PM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: keith olbermann, memorabilia

 

 

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