Batman #2 CGC 9.0

Today we have a deep dive into a copy of Batman #2 graded CGC 9.0.

It IPOs on Rally at noon EST May 10th 2021.

If you’d like to invest in Batman in a more self-directed way, I’ve included a couple opportunities for that at the end of the write up. (Number three is my favourite).

What is Batman #2 CGC 9.0?

Published in 1940, this is the second issue of DC’s iconic Batman comic book series. It’s the second appearance of the Joker and Catwoman. It originally sold for $0.10.

It’s the only known copy graded 9.0, and there are only two higher (two 9.2).

It features a full-page ad for the 1940 New York World’s Fair, which is quite cool.

It IPOs on Rally at noon EST on 10th May for $85k. There is no retained equity.

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Cultural Relevance

Batman actually made his debut in issue 27 of Detective comics nearly a year before he got his own comic book.

He’s one of the most iconic characters in popular culture and has been voted among the greatest fictional and super hero characters ever created.

The Guardian wroteBatman is a figure blurred by the endless reinvention that is modern mass culture. He is at once an icon and a commodity: the perfect cultural artefact for the 21st century.

As of 2018, his films had grossed over $6B worldwide.

The character is set for a second reboot in 2022 with Robert Pattinson playing the caped crusader.

Inferred Value – $66k to $85k

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Category Strength

The comic books category had a 21% ROI in Q1 2021.

Subcategory Strength

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Risk Profile

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Asset Growth TTM

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

There’s a second reboot of the franchise coming in 2022, and there are two sequels to follow on from that.

Asset Liquidity

This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade quarterly.

Platform Risk

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Intangibles

This is the only copy of this grade available.

Self-directed investment opportunities

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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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