Joel Embiid 2021 50 Point Game-Worn Jersey – Photomatched

Welcome to Sports Memorabilia Insider for April 20th, 2022 – FREE Edition.

Each week we give you the scoop on undervalued, mispriced and hidden gems in Alternative Investing.

Sports Memorabilia performance 2022

The sports memorabilia index remains similar to what we’ve seen in the last few weeks, hovering around -12% YTD.

The index continues to linger around 14% down for the year after a slight short-lived peak to -12%.

Last Week

Fractional Secondary Markets

Not a pretty picture, with only Baseball showing a modest uptick. Worth noting though that the volume of basketball trades is affecting the overall numbers here.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets Otis, Collectable & Rally.

Last Week in Sports Memorabilia

Auctions

Jordan had several strong sales at the recent Goldin auction.

The Spring Goldin Elite auction wrapped up on April 11. Here are some of the memorabilia pieces of note:

The uniform set on Rally is also graded Mears A10.
The right sneaker from the Goldin pair is signed by Jordan himself.
  • Some tough comps for the recent Rally Pele debut ticket IPO (market cap of $48,000 with 3% remaining). A PSA 3 stub (1.5 grades higher than the Rally offering) sold for $39,600. On PWCC, a PSA 2 Pele debut stub sold for $10,800 on 4/16. Based on these two comps, the inferred value of the Rally Pele debut ticket (PSA 1.5) is adjusted to $8,000.

This Week and Next Week

Fractional Market IPOs

Two sports memorabilia offerings debut this week, both on Collectable.

Joel Embiid 2021 50 Point Game-Worn Jersey – Photomatched

Check out our Discord for more info on this jersey (we discussed it in-depth yesterday)

Trae Young 2021 Game Worn and Signed Sneakers – Photomatched (2 games)

Do these shine in the dark?

Auctions

In recognition of Jackie Robinson’s 75th anniversary of breaking the MLB color barrier, Goldin is highlighting a number of Robinson memorabilia pieces in their Jackie Robinson 75th Anniversary auction running through May 2.

The marquee piece is a 1951 Jackie Robinson Game-Used Dodgers home jersey (Mears A8) currently at $3.1 million.

Not all heroes wear capes

This jersey was worn four years after Robinson became the first African-American MLB player and is one of only a few Robinson game-worn jerseys to ever come to auction. The current price is already higher than the sale realized in April 2018 for Robinson’s rookie season home jersey, which sold for $2,600,000.

Other Robinson pieces in the auction are a 1949 game-used bat ($348,000), his Hall of Fame presentation plaque ($110,000), and a handwritten and signed letter discussing racial differences ($30,000).

Robinson’s letter shows a rare glimpse of his personal thoughts

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