Joshua Eliot "Josh" Luber (born February 18, 1978) is an American entrepreneur and sneaker collector who co-founded StockX, the stock market for things. Luber worked for IBM when he founded Campless, a "sneakerhead data" company that tracked the secondary market for sneaker sales. Campless then morphed into StockX, which is an online marketplace for high-end product resale. Luber is an expert on the sneaker resale market, and has applied that knowledge to the broader secondary market for luxury goods, a $6 billion global industry. Originally from Philadelphia, Luber is a graduate of Emory University, from which he holds a Bachelors, and MBA, and a law degree. StockX was jointly founded by Dan Gilbert, Greg Schwartz, Josh Luber and Chris Kaufman in 2015, with an emphasis on the sneaker resale market. Until mid-2019, Luber was the CEO of StockX. However, he stepped down from that role upon raising a Series C, $110 million round of venture capital funding at a $1 Billion valuation for the company.
Mike and Jesse record from the floor of the National Card Show and share their experience so far (0:30). Then, they welcome in Fanatics CVO Josh Luber to discuss their presence at the show (18:00) and the future of entertainment cards (22:00). Are you at the National Card Show? Stop...
As a 10 year old kid, Josh Luber loved nothing more than trading cards and sneakers. Decades later, Josh has made a career out of these passions, first as the founder of StockX and now as chief vision officer at the recently launched Fanatics Collectibles. I sat down with Josh to learn more about the massive impact that Fanatics has already made in trading cards, his views on pricing and distribution, and the plans he has in the years ahead.
Mike and Jesse are joined by entrepreneur and cofounder of StockX, Josh Luber, who will be leading Fanatics Trading Cards when the massive Fanatics deal goes into effect (0:13). They touch on a number of topics related to the state of the card hobby including Josh’s start with StockX and what parallels he sees between sneaker collecting and card collecting, Josh’s position at Fanatics and his vision for the company in the early stages, as well as the future of some mainstays in the hobby after the Fanatics deal including hobby shops, card grading, and breakers. Then Mike and Jesse take a few minutes to reflect on some of the things Josh said in the interview and what it means for the industry (58:13).