The Collective Marketplace Press Release

The Collective® Marketplace launches on Athlete Direct as premiere platform for women athlete memorabilia

  • Exclusive partnership, including top women athletes and sports marketing leader Brandon Steiner, reflects boom in women’s sports collectibles category
  • Platform delivers first-of-its-kind direct athlete connection with fans

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2021) – The Collective® Marketplace, on Brandon Steiner’s Athlete Direct, launched today as a first-of-its-kind online platform enabling fans to buy authentic game-used, autographed memorabilia and licensed products of the world’s biggest women athletes. Launching with contributions from Sue Bird, Mia Hamm, Alix Klineman, Hilary Knight, Alex Morgan, Katelyn Ohashi, Nneka Ogwumike, Morgan Pressel, Megan Rapinoe, April Ross, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi, The Collective® Marketplace was founded in partnership with Brandon Steiner’s Athlete Direct platform as the only online collectible marketplace specifically dedicated to women in sports. Created with support from Wasserman’s women-focused division, The Collective®, the platform will introduce additional athletes timed with major sports milestones including the Summer and Winter Olympics, All-Star Games, the NCAA Tournament and other notable moments in sports.

 

Fans and athletes alike can now access the marketplace via collectiblexchange.com/pages/collective-marketplace or visit collectivemarketplace.shop.

 

“The Collective® Marketplace allows women athletes to take ownership over their own memorabilia, removing the middleperson to provide fans direct access to their favorite icons – ensuring 100% authenticity and a direct fan-athlete relationship,” said Steiner. “There is increasing demand for collectibles of women athletes, proving The Collective® Marketplace is poised to be the firstcomer in a dominant growth market.” 

 

“To those athletes who have been in the game for a while and forged the path for progress, the launch of The Collective® Marketplace is a tangible, celebratory achievement for players and fans alike. For those players from younger generations, the platform is a new opportunity to take immediate ownership of their legacy,” said soccer superstar Mia Hamm.

 

The Collective® Marketplace is athlete-controlled and designed to allow athletes to provide exclusively licensed and autographed items that have been game-used and team-issued in quantities they determine – giving athletes the ability to determine their own memorabilia’s sale and commercial value. Each item is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. Additional athletes will be added in the coming weeks.

 

Select initial items for sale include: Breanna Stewart Seattle Storm autographed 2018 WNBA All-Star Game-used sneakers; Sue Bird 2002 team-issued USA jacket and pants; April Ross autographed and used long sleeve warm-up; Megan Rapinoe autographed and inscribed "USA!" USA Soccer jersey with Gold 2019 FIFA World Cup Champions patch; Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Sparks autographed sneakers and Alex Morgan autographed and inscribed "Olympic Gold" Nike Team USA soccer ball, with more on the way. High-resolution images of available items are here.

 

“With a reported $15 billion industry in sports memorabilia and collectibles that is mainly focused on men’s items, we wanted to create an inclusive space for women athletes to share in the opportunity – enabling them to connect more directly with fans and to take full advantage of their platform,” said Thayer Lavielle, EVP, The Collective® at Wasserman. “To be able to create a marketplace that showcases so many incredible athletes today is a step in the right direction for gender equity in pay, value and opportunity.”

 

About Athlete Direct

Athlete Direct’s mission is to provide a marketplace community that maintains the highest level of ethics and authenticity. We strive to provide a unique buying and selling experience that will continuously exceed our clients’ expectations. Athlete Direct proudly offers a trusted online collectible platform with a diverse product selection that caters to a global audience. This one-of-a-kind platform enables customers, top-tier collectors, store owners, celebrities, professional athletes and teams to sell their collectibles directly to consumers. Learn more at athletedirect.com.

 

About The Collective®

The Collective® exists to create change in support of equity and fairness for women.  We aim to raise the visibility and drive inclusion of women in sports, entertainment and culture by providing unique insights, strategies and ideas. Learn more on Twitter @WassCollective and Instagram @wassermancollective.

 

Press Contact
Graham Nolan

gnolan@teamwass.com

312.342.4055


167 comments


  • BEST BITCOIN RECOVERY EXPERT 2024 SONIKHACKERS@ GMAIL .COM

    I cannot express enough gratitude for the incredible hackers at Sonic Hackers who completely turned my life around by helping me recover my stolen bitcoin worth an astounding $425,700. Let me tell you, I was absolutely devastated when I realized I had fallen victim to a fake broker who had scammed me out of my hard-earned money. I was at a loss and thought there was no way I would ever see that money again.But then, a friend recommended Sonic Hackers to me and I decided to give it a shot. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made. The team at Sonic Hackers worked tirelessly to track down the criminals who had stolen my bitcoin and within a short period of time, they had successfully recovered every single penny. I was blown away by their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to helping me get my money back.Thanks to Sonic Hackers, I was able to regain my financial security and put the traumatic experience behind me. I will forever be grateful for their incredible work and I highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Sonic Hackers truly are the unsung heroes of the digital world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!…reach out to them via

    EMAIL:SONIKHACKERS@GMAIL.COM.

    TELEGRAM: @SONIKHACKERS.

    THEY ARE THE BEST
    sarah mike on

  • BEST BITCOIN RECOVERY EXPERT 2024 SONIKHACKERS@ GMAIL .COM

    I cannot express enough gratitude for the incredible hackers at Sonic Hackers who completely turned my life around by helping me recover my stolen bitcoin worth an astounding $425,700. Let me tell you, I was absolutely devastated when I realized I had fallen victim to a fake broker who had scammed me out of my hard-earned money. I was at a loss and thought there was no way I would ever see that money again.But then, a friend recommended Sonic Hackers to me and I decided to give it a shot. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made. The team at Sonic Hackers worked tirelessly to track down the criminals who had stolen my bitcoin and within a short period of time, they had successfully recovered every single penny. I was blown away by their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to helping me get my money back.Thanks to Sonic Hackers, I was able to regain my financial security and put the traumatic experience behind me. I will forever be grateful for their incredible work and I highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Sonic Hackers truly are the unsung heroes of the digital world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!…reach out to them via

    EMAIL:SONIKHACKERS@GMAIL.COM.

    TELEGRAM: @SONIKHACKERS.

    THEY ARE THE BEST
    josephine grams on

  • BLISS PARADOX RECOVERY CAN HELP YOU RECOVER A STOLEN BTC/USDT/ETH
    Good day everyone! This article is very important to whom it may concern, take your time to read it through. The question you should ask yourself, who do you run to when you get scammed? Well! Never expect anything to work out unless you decide to take risks and give it a trial. I’m a type of person who likes investing, therefore, I was convinced to invest through my Trust Wallet that there will so be much interest in return, which I eventually did, made a deposit of about $437k worth of USDT to these fraudsters through my Trust wallet. Was also asked to make another $6k to unlock my bonuses and to keep the investment status active, I also made the deposit but nothing changed. They decided ghost me immediately I noticed that they were scammers, leaving me in deep worries about the whereabout of my money. It was deep and I had no idea on what to do next. I began making enquiries, came across several recovery experts but nothing changed. But then, I read a review about Bliss Paradox Recovery in a google group, some sorts of hack magicians I quoted. They helped me, eventually, I have to be one of their testifiers. I will be sharing their contact details. Reach out to them and good luck with your funds recovery. Mail: Blissparadoxrecovery @ aol. com, Whatsapp +1 3 8 0 2 0 6 9 7 1 2, Signal No. + 1 7 2 7 6 1 5 9 0 3 0, Telegram: Blissparadoxrecovery

    Lucas Hicks on

  • I Need A Hacker To Recover My Lost Investment? Go To Lost Recovery Masters

    Hello guys, I’m Lyne Azabal from France. In my investment with Acstons-Cc, I also lost 17 lakhs. Trading using the Acstons. cc app generated a profit of 197,153 USD after paying tax and a 25% fee, however they would not release my profit and all of my Bitcoins were frozen. I called my pals, who suggested I try LOST RECOVERY MASTERS, and to my astonishment they were able to assist me get back 89% of my money. Despite the fact that I didn’t get all of it back, I’m still really appreciative of LOST RECOVERY MASTERS
    For advice on recovering cryptocurrencies, get in touch with Lost Recovery Masters You can also ask them questions about any firm you wish to deal with.
    Contact them:  Whatsapp (+44(7537)-105921) Email (Support@lostrecoverymasters.com) Learn More https://lostrecoverymasters.wixsite.com/recoverbitcoin2024

    Lyne Azabal on

  • It’s A Great News to Celebrate with you Viewer, I am truly living the life I have been looking for after Dr Kachi made me win my Powerball Lottery, I had been playing for a good 8years. It was a friend of mine who directed me to Dr Kachi because my friend Nancy has won the Powerball so many times and I don’t know how she got the match six numbers to play and win a very big amount of money, then the last time she won the Mega Millions I told her to tell me the secret on how she win. That’s when she started telling me about the powerful Dr Kachi who has been her helper. and she gave me Dr Kachi Text WhatsApp Number:+1 (209) 893-8075 I texted the greatest spell caster Dr Kachi and I told him I wanted to win my Powerball with his spiritual rightful number and he told me I should give him 2hours to get everything done and hopefully Dr Kachi do it, and give me a winning numbers to play my ticket that make me win the prize of $223.3 Million Dollars Powerball lottery Tuesday i bought the winning ticket at the Carlie C’s IGA store in Hope Mills, that changed my life for good today, and Dr Kachi a strong spell caster and trust him when he says the results will manifest it’s Truth, God bless you Dr kachi for your kind help also can Email: drkachispellcast@gmail.com or website:  https://drkachispellcaster.wixsite.com/my-site

    Susan Bickford on


Leave a comment