Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Jackie Robinson, Lionel Messi

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Today, we’re covering investment opportunities for Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Jackie Robinson, and Lionel Messi:

  • Larry Bird 1981 Topps PSA 10 IPO’ing on Rally
  • Jackie Robinson 1953 Topps PSA 8 IPO’ing on Collectable
  • Tim Duncan 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems BGS 8 IPO’ing on Collectable
  • Lionel Messi 2004 Mega Cracks Barca Campeon PSA 10 IPO’ing on Rally

 

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Larry Bird 1981 Topps PSA 10

About the asset

This is a PSA 10 copy of Larry Bird’s solo rookie card from the 1981 Topps set. There are 61 PSA 10s in circulation out of 4,643 currently registered with PSA.

His “other” (and more valuable) rookie card is the 1980 Topps Scoring Leaders card featuring Bird alongside Magic Johnson and Julius Erving.

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 16th August at noon EST. The market cap is $30k with no retained equity.

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About Larry Bird

Larry Bird is one of two players ever to win the MVP three consecutive years. We wrote about his — and Magic Johnson’s — legacy.

Recent sales history and Valuation

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Inferred value is $22k to $30k

Jackie Robinson 1953 Topps PSA 8

About the asset

This is a PSA 8 graded copy of a 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson baseball card. There are 69 PSA 8s in circulation with nine graded higher.

While not his rookie, the card is significant as the number one card in the set. Robinson also had a fantastic year in 1953, hitting .329 with 95 RBI and 109 runs scored.

The black bottom edge is especially tricky on this one, and it’s subject to significant chipping. Unfortunately that’s the case with the specimen up for IPO with Collectable, though its centering is much better than you’d usually expect with this set.

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 16th August at 2:30pm EST. The market cap is $32,000 with no retained equity.

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About Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was, of course, the first player to break the colour barrier in Major League Baseball. He’s exceptionally well known both within the game and American popular culture generally.

Read about Jackie Robinson.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $25k and $40k.

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Lionel Messi 2004 Mega Cracks Barca Campeon PSA 10

About the asset

This is a PSA 10 graded copy of a 2004 – 2005 Panini Mega Cracks Barca Campeon card for Lionel Messi. It’s one of several from that year and that series. Collectable IPO’ed one as part of a Messi rookie basket in mid-April 2021.

There are currently 46 copies of this card in PSA 10, which is relatively higher than we’re used to seeing.

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 18th August at noon EST. The market cap is $35,000 with no retained equity.

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About Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the best human being to ever kick a football, and one of the most famous people on the planet. Read about Messi.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $18k and $30k.

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Tim Duncan 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems BGS 8

1953 topps jackie robinson psa 8

About the asset

This is a BGS 8 graded 1997 -98 Precious Metals Gem card for Tim Duncan. It’s one of ten green versions, and there are a further 90 red ones. It’s a rookie card for Duncan, and it’s very rare, so it’s a valuable asset.

I think these are ugly AF, but lot of people love them. Here’s what Collectable have to say about it: …this set has always been heralded as THE holy grail for every player collector; it is the pinnacle of the hobby. Tim Duncan is the premier rookie from this set and as such, this card is regarded by many to be one of the most important basketball cards ever made.

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 19th August at 2:30 EST. The market cap is $219,500 with no retained equity.

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About Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is one of the finest basketball players in the history of the game. Most regard him as the best power forward ever to lace up.

He won five NBA championships across three decades, was a two-time league MVP, a three-time finals MVP, and a fifteen-time All-Star.

ESPN ranked Duncan as the eight best player of all time, directly ahead of Shaquille O’Neal (10th) and Kobe Bryant (9th).

His number (21) was retired by the Spurs, and he was enshrined in the NBA Hall of Fame in 2021.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $100k and $150k.

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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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