Rated Rips was founded by Michael and Mikaela Ferguson.
Michael started doing box breaks as a side hobby in May of 2020
He was heavily invested in the sneaker community and believed that his reputation in the industry would help make an easy transition into the Sports Card world. He collected sports cards growing up, but really was determined on creating the most immaculate LeBron James Collection.
After RAPID growth and success in his first few months of breaking
Mike decided leave his career as a CPA to pursue box breaking and Sports Cards full time
Mike’s charisma, humor and positivity during the live streams has created the most incredible, supportive and rapidly-growing community. His wife, Mikaela, is the backbone of Rated Rips. Whether it’s shipping, admin, accounting, sorting cards or anything that’s needed of her, she doesn’t hesitate to help. She’s the behind the scenes guru that keeps everything running smoothly.
They’ve also surrounded themselves with an amazing team to help them as they continue to grow.
Josh Petersen (Marketing) runs all of our social media accounts & marketing content. Anthony Yates (Website Development) has been an asset since day one and completely developed this incredible website from scratch.
Many others have been VITAL pieces in helping grow the discord community, InvestoKings (more info here).
None of this would be possible without the people listed above, and most importantly, the community, customers, and support surrounding Rated Rips!