Invest in an Oscar Robertson Rookie Jersey

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Sports Memorabilia in 2022

Sports memorabilia extended its losing streak to three weeks last week as it dropped a further 1%. The index has dropped 4% for the first two weeks of 2022.

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

Last Week

Fractional secondary markets

Basketball memorabilia continued to weigh on the overall index as it dropped .3% last week. The Chicago Bulls hardwood floor (Collectable) dropped 56.5% (market cap $147,000/inferred value $325,000) and the Chris Bosh game work sneakers had another rough week dropping 26% (down over 62% in the last month; market cap $6,384/inferred value $10,000). The Peyton Manning helmet was a bright spot in the football category as it surged 27% (market cap $153,000/inferred value $40,000).

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


In the Heritage weekly sports collectables auction, the first issue of Sports Illustrated graded a 9.8 (highest grade; population 64) sold for $4,920. This was a 43% decrease from its last sale in September 2021.

Answer to a trivia question: Eddie Matthews was the first athlete to appear on a SI cover

In a similar vein as the recent Messi club pass, a Diego Maradona signed personal passport sold at the same Goldin auction for $13,200.

This Week and Next

Fractional Market IPOs

Collectable has two early access IPOs this week.

1960-62 Oscar Robertson Rookie Jersey – Mears A10

  • Market Cap: $268,500
  • Retained Equity: $110,085 (42%)
  • Inferred Value: $306,000
  • Drop: 1/13/2022 on Collectable (early access)
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

The Big O

2000 Tom Brady NFL Debut Full Ticket (PSA 7)

  • Market Cap: $107,750
  • Retained Equity: $10,020 (9%)
  • Inferred Value: $78,000
  • Drop: 1/12/2022 on Collectable (early access)
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Fractional Secondary Markets

One sports memorabilia asset gets its first taste of live trading on Rally. Note: Market cap data correct as of 1/10

’71 Willie Mays Signed SF Giants Jersey

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $63,000
  • Inferred Value: $73,700


Heritage’s weekly sports collectables auctions seem to fly a bit under the radar compared to their premiere auctions and can offer the budget-conscious collector some good deals: a signed iconic photo of Muhammed Ali can currently be had for under $200 and a 1940 baseball centennial first-day cover addressed to President Roosevelt currently has no bids.

Just put “White House” as the address. The Postal Service will get it there!

The auction also offers signed checks, which are even more of a niche asset class than tickets, but offer a unique way to collect some legendary athletes signatures: a DiMaggio check, a Ted Williams check, and a Pistol Pete Maravich check all currently have bids under $500.

Meg – The Art of Boxing gallery has offerings that straddle the line between art and memorabilia. Their pieces include several real-life boxers, including Muhammed Ali and Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao and artist interpretations of the pugilistic sport.

Little Mac vs. Mike Tyson. Greatest upset in boxing history.



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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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