2016 LeBron James Game Worn Jersey – Photomatched (1 game)

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May 19th, 2022 | ± 4 minutes

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • An update on Sports Memorabilia performance for last week
  • All you need to know about any new IPOs & memorabilia at auction
  • The scoop on undervalued, mispriced and hidden gems

Let’s go!

Sports Memorabilia this year

Sports memorabilia on fractional platforms continues to go sideways after potentially finding a bottom end of March.

Sports Memorabilia last week

Fractional secondary markets

The memorabilia index was down 2.4% for the week, bucking the recent trend of flat to slightly up results. No surprise that the largest components of the index – basketball and baseball, were both down.

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

Buyout offer

The Collectable 1996 Kobe Bryant Rookie Game Worn and Signed Sneakers shareholders approved the buyout offer for $152,500 ($11.55/share).

The offer represented a 44% premium over the last traded price.

Auctions

The Heritage May 12 – 14 Sports Catalogue auction wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights:

A Nolan Ryan photo-matched jersey from 1973 sold for $126,000.

It must have been tough to photo-match due to the scarcity of high-quality images from this period.

A 1998 Michael Jordan game-worn and photo-matched jersey continued a recent trend of strong results for photo-matched pieces in general and Jordan memorabilia in particular when it sold for $360,000.

Photo-matching continues to add premiums for game-worn items.

Three tickets with relevance to offerings on the fractional platforms were:

Not a horrible result considering recent very weak comps for this ticket, but still not encouraging.

This week and next week

Fractional market IPOs

Just one sports memorabilia IPO this week.

2016 LeBron James Game Worn Jersey – Photomatched

  • Market Cap: $90,750
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $105,000 (16% upside)
  • Drop: 5/19/2022 on Collectable
  • Our View: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Does photo-matching make this Collectable offering a buy?

Auctions

The May Goldin Elite auction concludes this Saturday (5/21). Items of note are:

The left arm of God
Photo-matched to Games 3 and 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis
Upper Deck Authenticated (BAM25892) authenticated LeBron’s signature and marked this jersey as a “1/1”

That wraps up our Sports Memorabilia coverage for this post.

Cheers,
Wyatt

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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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