Game Trading Cards Insider- Oct 26, 2021

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2021 performance for Game Trading Cards

After a rocky spring and summer, game trading cards are on the rebound led by blue chips like Charizard. Can the trend hold?

Last week’s performance

Fractional secondary markets

Results were all of the place last week with a 22% loss from Venusaur on Otis to a 14.3% gain for Mewtwo (you’d expect them to be highly correlated). In all, the category was flat.

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

This Week

New IPOs

Only one IPO this week, but it’s a strong one. Otis is dropping a 1st Edition Charizard Shadowless Holo — the bluest of blue chips.

Charizard 1999 1st Edition Shadowless Holo PSA 10

  • Market Cap: $236,800
  • Inferred Value: $299,000
  • Channel: Otis
  • Date: 10/26/2021
  • Recommendation: [Insiders Only]

Secondary markets

There’s a complete set of Pokemon 1st edition trading on Rally with a market cap of $600k (too high) as well as a garbage pail kid if that’s your thing. Market cap for Nasty Nick is $12k, but we think it’s probably overvalued. Worth noting there aren’t any decent comps lately, though, so it’s unclear where the market has gone the last couple of months.

At Auction

There’s a Pokemon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box with Heritage right now, and it’s up to $180k with 11 days left. If this gets to $400k+, it’ll be a strong sign of support for the poke-rebound. Anything over $500k puts us back into bull market.

There’s also a PSA 9 version of the Pokemon Charizard First Edition Holo ending in 11 days. If that punches through $32k, that’s an indication the trend is moving back up as well. It’s at $21k now. There’s an identical card at PWCC with two days left. It’s at $19k now.



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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