Invest in Satchel Paige, Ty Cobb, and Magic Johnson

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Today, we’re covering several investment opportunities:

  • 1909 Philadelphia Caramel E95 Set IPO’ing on Collectable
  • 1980 Topps Scoring Leaders PSA 9 IPO’ing on Rally
  • Leroy “Satchel” Paige 1948-49 Leaf SGC 30 IPO’ing on Collectable

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1909 Philadelphia Caramel E95 Set

About the asset

This is a complete 25-card set of 1909 Philadelphia Caramel E95 cards. The set features several Hall of Famers, but the most prominent are Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb.

Each of the 25 cards are graded by SGC with an average of 30.62. The Cobb card is 30, and Wagner is 20.

For this asset, Insiders also learned:

  • Projected growth trend
  • Full valuation
  • Asset class volatility
  • Our verdict on the asset as an investment

About the drop

This asset will drop on Collectable 10th August at 2:30pm EST with a market cap of $35,250 and no retained equity.

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About the 1909 Philadelphia Caramel E95 set

This set of cards was released by the Philadelphia Caramel candy company in 1909. Each card is small compared to today’s standard – just 1 1/2″ by 2 5/8″. Each card also features the entire checklist on its reverse.

The most prominent players in the set are Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb, and indeed those two cards make up the majority of the set’s value.

Also featured: Chief Bender, Frank Chance, Ed Cicotte, Eddie Collins, Sam Crawford, Johnny Evers, Christy Mathewson, and Eddie Plank.

While the set is quite small, it must have been difficult to collect, and it likely took years to do. Thanks eBay alerts!

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $10k and $25k

Other ways to invest in the E95 Set

Cards from this set are surprisingly accessible.

A very nice Nick Maddox SGC 4 (50) can be had for less than $200.

The exceptionally handsome Harry Lord can be had in PSA 5. Auction ends Sunday.

1980 Topps Scoring Leaders PSA 9

About the asset

This is a PSA 9 graded copy of the 1980 Topps Scoring Leader card featuring rookies and future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Julius Erving also features. There are 614 in circulation (compared to 25 of the PSA 10)

For this asset, Insiders also learned:

  • Projected growth trend
  • Full valuation
  • Asset class volatility
  • Our verdict on the asset as an investment

About the drop

This asset will drop on Rally at noon EST 11th August 2021. The market cap is $30k, and there’s no retained equity.

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About Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

Collectable IPO’ed a basket of two PSA 8 versions of this card in March. You can read all about the card and Magic / Larry.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $20k and $30k.

Leroy “Satchel” Paige 1948-49 Leaf SGC 30

About the asset

This is an SGC 30 graded copy of Satchel Paige’s rookie card. There are 10 with this grade and a total of 64 SGC-graded cards in circulation (35 higher).

For this asset, Insiders also learned:

  • Projected growth trend
  • Full valuation
  • Asset class volatility
  • Our verdict on the asset as an investment

About the drop

This asset will drop on Collectable 11th August at 2:30pm EST. The market cap is $35,250 and there’s no retained equity.

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About Leroy “Satchel” Paige

Satchel Paige was an extraordinary guy. He was a right-handed pitcher who played professional baseball across five decades. FIVE DECADES.

His professional debut with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts was in 1926, and he became one of the most famous and successful players in the Negro Leagues.

He made his MLB debut in 1948 at age 42 and didn’t retire until he was 59. Both are records that still stand.

He also played in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and North Dakota.

Joe DiMaggio said Paige was the best he ever faced; Bob Feller said the same. For some colour on his pitching style:Satchel Paige threw nothing but fastballs. Nothing. Oh, he named them different names—Bat Dodger, Midnight Rider, Midnight Creeper, Jump Ball, Trouble Ball—but essentially they were all fastballs. And he was still unhittable for the better part of 15 years. One pitch. It’s a lot like Mariano Rivera, except he wasn’t doing it for one inning at a time. He was pitching complete games day after day. That had to be some kind of incredible fastball. … [he was] perhaps the most precise pitcher in baseball history—he threw ludicrously hard. And he also threw hundreds and hundreds of innings.

Paige was an MLB All-Star in 1952 and 1953 and won the World Series in 1948.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Recent sales history and Valuation

[Detailed valuation for Insiders]

Inferred value is $30k to $40k

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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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