1994 Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns Game-Worn

Welcome to Sports Memorabilia Insider for March 22nd, 2022 – FREE Edition.

Each week we give you the scoop on undervalued, mispriced and hidden gems in Alternative Investing.

Sports Memorabilia This Year

The sports memorabilia index managed to recover slightly last week after a brutal prior week as it climbed 1%.

The index still remains down 9% year to date.

Last Week

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally

Baseball memorabilia, perhaps aided by the end of the lockout and beginning of spring training, gained 5% on the week, more than offsetting the 2% decline of basketball memorabilia.

The Rally Julius Erving game-worn jersey surged 103%. It was joined in the ranks of the top advancers by two vintage game-used bats: the Collectable Clemente bat was up 62%, and the Rally Mantle bat gained 39%.

The Rally Ruth bat buyout offer may have investors looking for the next baseball vintage bat that could be a buyout candidate.

Vintage bats are knocking it out of the park with their recent gains

Basketball memorabilia from two of the game’s legends led the decliners as the Otis Magic Johnson sneakers dropped 42% and the Collectable Kobe Bryant #24 jersey fell 34%.

Auctions

No major auctions concluded last week.

The Goldin Monthly Sports and Pop Culture auction did have a complete Joel Embiid game-worn uniform that closed at $12,000; Collectable has a photo-matched Embiid jersey in early access with a market cap of $37,500.

100% of the proceeds from this uniform will benefit Sixers Youth Foundation

Buyouts

Shareholders of the Babe Ruth 1924 game-used bat on Rally accepted a buyout offer of $89.50 share, resulting in a 5.3% gain since IPO and last trade; we had an active buy recommendation with an inferred value of $250.00 per share.

Someone got a great price on this Rally asset.

This Week and Next Week

Fractional Market IPOs

Collectable has the only IPO of the week as they offer the Barkley jersey in early access:

1994 Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns Game-Wor

  • Market Cap: $151,000
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $70,000
  • Drop: 3/22/22 on Collectable (early access)
  • Our View: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Secondary Markets

No new sports memorabilia assets debut for live trading this week.

Auctions

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Heritage’s March Showcase Sports auction wraps up on Saturday, March 26.

Several ticket stubs are featured, including a 1919 World Series Game 7 ticket stub in a game that featured the infamous Black Sox’s (currently at $3,360; only 6 tickets in the PSA pop report). Also a 1979 NCAA basketball semi-finals ticket stub signed by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson (currently at $19,500).

Vintage sports magazines, another emerging asset class, are also represented with a 2002 Tom Brady Sports Illustrated issue (CGC 9.8) at $13,800 and the first-ever Sports Illustrated issue (CGC 9.8) at $3,360.

The magazine has its Topps baseball card foldout still completely intact.

The Gotta Have Rock and Roll Sports 2022 Spring Auction concludes on Friday, March 25, with several interesting pieces:

This is one of the few surviving specimens from the scouting report file of three players on the 1950 Joplin Miners minor league baseball team including none other than the young 18 year old “shortstop” Mickey Mantle.

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Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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