2016 Kobe Bryant Game-Worn ‘Black History Month’ Sneakers

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Horacio sat down with Amir Carlisle, Co-founder and CEO of The Players Company – a modern financial collective for athletes, by athletes. Amir talks about the vision of The Players Company, his football career, the perils of athletes and money, and a desire to help bridge the racial wealth gap.

Sports Memorabilia in 2022

Finally! The sports memorabilia index appeared to wake up from its multi-week slumber as it drifted upwards 1% last week. Time will tell if this is the long-awaited breakout or just a temporary blip.

The index remains down 3% YTD, but up 16% from the depths reached back in July 2021.

Looking up!

Last Week

Fractional Secondary Markets

All sports memorabilia assets were up slightly more than a half percent for the week. The two titans of the index moved in opposite directions – baseball was up 2% for the week, while basketball was slightly in the red with a .3% loss.

Vintage game-used baseball memorabilia continued a strong two-week run as the Rally 1962 Mickey Mantle World Series Signed bat gained 96.1%, and the Rally 1951 Joe DiMaggio game-worn jersey was up 89.6%.

Game-worn sneakers on Rally led the decliners as both the 1988 game-worn Air Jordans III’s dropped 45% and the Zion Williamson game-worn sneakers, perhaps influenced by rumors of further setbacks in his rehab, fell 40%.

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


The Collectable George Mikan 1948 Bowman RC Original Photo received a buyout offer of $75,000 ($13/share), representing a 30% return over IPO and 19.27% return over last traded price; updating inferred value to $75,000.

This Week and Next

Fractional Market IPOs

Rally and Collectable each present an IPO this week.

This ticket’s design just doesn’t scream Jordan or the Bulls to me

1984 Michael Jordan Debut Ticket Stub (PSA 5)

  • Market Cap: $160,000
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $140,000
  • Drop: 2/24/2022 on Rally
  • Our view: [INSIDERS ONLY]

2016 Kobe Bryant Game-Worn & Photo-Matched ‘Black History Month’ Sneakers

  • Market Cap: $72,000
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $30,000
  • Drop: 2/23/2022 on Rally (Early Access)
  • Our view: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Secondary Markets

Rally debuts four memorabilia assets for live trading this week.

Momma said knock you out!

Note: Market cap data correct as of 2/22

1980 Muhammad Ali Sparring Gloves (Inscribed to Stallone)

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $35,000
  • Inferred Value: $20,000 (updating inferred value to reflect recent comps)

1962 Wilt Chamberlain 100 Point Game Ticket (PSA 3)

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $80,500
  • Inferred Value: $121,000

Zion Williamson Game-Worn Sneakers

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $25,075
  • Inferred Value: $13,000

1988 Michael Jordan Game-Worn/Dual Signed Sneakers

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $40,000
  • Inferred Value: $18,000


The Heritage Winter Platinum Sports Auction, which wraps this upcoming weekend, has some sports memorabilia pieces relevant to fractional investors:

The writings of a hero



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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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