SPORTS COLLECTORS DAILY: College Athletes Turning to The Players Trunk to Sell Gear, Cards, More

by Staff 1

Launched in 2020, The Players Trunk is a relatively new platform that acts as a conduit between former college athletes, sports fans and collectors.  The business enables players to sell memorabilia once their college careers have come to an end.  The site was founded by former University of Michigan basketball manager Jason Lansing, fellow Michigan graduate and brothers Austin and Hunter Pomerantz, both former team managers, along with former Michigan basketball players Charles Matthews and Zavier Simpson.

Items sold include game and practice-worn gear, warmups, team-issued caps and shirts and items worn in pro tryouts, among other things. So far, hundreds of athletes have placed memorabilia up for sale through The Players Trunk–from football, basketball and baseball to lacrosse, women’s volleyball and other sports.  A few of the athletes have gone on to pro careers.  Some have moved on with their lives or are competing around the world.  Dozens of Division I schools are represented in the company’s inventory, with most price points ranging from $25 to $250. Gear from better known athletes and popular schools tend to sell quickly. 

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