Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian’s Manic Card Obsession Gets a Tennis Twist as He Desperately Chases Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Published 09/13/2023, 1:18 PM EDT

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Alexis Ohanian’s fondness for sports cards is no secret. Earlier this year, the Reddit co-founder boasted about having the world’s largest Serena Williams card collection. He owns a hundred such cards and calls them his personal investment. Interestingly, Alexis also tried gifting Serena digital cards to his wife once. However, the tennis legend wanted jewelry instead. More recently, his card collection got an interesting twist.

The 40-year-old has been significantly active in the NFT world, making some heavily value-driven investments. The sporting cards are a part of this chain, which can see huge growth in valuation in the near future. Here’s what Alexis had to say about his card collection.

Serena Williams’ husband chasing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cards


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Hours ago, the Reddit co-founder, shared a series of stories on his official Instagram handle where he showed off his limited edition glossy set collection of sporting cards. Additionally, he also mentioned about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal‘s cards.

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Posting a picture of the limited edition glossy set, Alexis said, “Broke a box today – chasing /500.” Subsequently, he tagged Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal as he believed all of them had great rookie cards on them. In the following story, Alexis found Venus’ rookie card and he shared a picture of the same, saying, “Good morning, sis! This should grade pretty well, too – that top left corner tho.” P4 was mentioned in the top left corner of the card, indicating that it was a rare card.


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However, Alexis does not limit himself just to tennis. The Reddit co-founder has also ventured into investing in rookie cards of other sports as well. Earlier this year, he endorsed a timeless soccer legend’s card too!

When Alexis Ohanian promoted Lionel Messi’s rookie card

As Lionel Messi had a dream Inter Miami start following a huge move to MLS, the soccer legend’s popularity kept on increasing. The bidding on his card started at $18,000. Alexis posted a story on his official Instagram handle, showing the picture of the card. Additionally, talking about the 2018 National Treasures Century Collection Material Patch Autograph Lionel Messi #2, Alexis said, “Great looking @leomessi.”


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Subsequently, Messi’s card was sold for more than $20000. Alexis, who shared the picture on social media, was excited to see the card trading hands. With Alexis making a new request, Federer and Nadal’s cards elude him. However, it won’t be long before we see those cards with Alexis.

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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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Mitali Dey