Maradona rookie, Young flawless, Ryan rookie

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Today is a deep dive into three assets IPO’ing on Collectable and Rally Road:

  • Diego Maradona 1979 Panini PSA 9 – IPOs 17th March on Rally Road
  • Trae Young 2018 Panini flawless stars watch auto /18 BGS 9 – IPOs 17th March on Collectable
  • Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps PSA 9 – IPOs 18th March on Rally

Maradona rookie, Young flawless, Ryan rookie

What is the Diego Maradona 1979 Panini PSA 9?

This is considered by most to be Diego Maradona’s rookie card, despite one or two stickers coming out earlier. With a total graded population of 164, there is one card higher at PSA 10. There are 14 cards graded PSA 9.

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It IPOs on Rally 17th March

Cultural Relevance

Along with Pele, Diego Maradona was one of the two greatest footballers of his generation, and some would argue he’s the greatest of all time.

The people at 90min.com said it better than I could, so I’ll leave it to them:

So what makes Diego Armando Maradona 90min’s greatest footballer of all time? Is it the fact that he won the FIFA World Cup in a way that no one else has ever been capable of doing – single handedly?Is it the fact that he scored the two most significant goals in footballing history?Is it the fact that one of these goals was the greatest goal of all time? The impossible made possible by a true genius?Is it the fact that he joined SSC Napoli – a downtrodden, unwanted, unfancied team – and made them the best team in the strongest league Europe has ever seen?Is it the fact that in his native land he is considered to be a God? A working class hero that empowered a nation through his messianic talent?It’s all of the above.Diego Maradona, at his very best, is the greatest footballer we have, and will ever see. Effective and exceptional in equal measure. The best of the best.

Watch him score with the Hand of God and do other incredible things.

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Probably due to his impressive insane cocaine habit, Maradona’s cards have lagged quite far behind Pele’s, and there is a lot of room for them to catch up. As just one example, a 1958 Alifabolaget #635 Pele PSA 2 recently sold at Goldin Auctions for more than 4x what this card is on offer for.

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This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade quarterly.

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This was Maradona’s physical conditioning regime.

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He once said, “I gave my opponents a big advantage due to my illness. Do you know the player I could have been if I hadn’t taken drugs?”

“I am 53 going on 78 because my life hasn’t been normal. I’ve lived 80 [years] with the life I’ve gone through.”


Maradona rookie, Young flawless, Ryan rookie

What is the Trae Young 2018 Panini flawless auto /18 BGS 9?

This is a limited run /18 rookie card for Trae Young featuring his signature and a patch of game worn uniform. Graded 9.0, this card is on the lower end of the BGS spectrum. Though not featured on the grading plate, the autograph is also graded 9/10 (it bleeds off the card a bit).

Maradona rookie, Young flawless, Ryan rookie

It IPOs on Collectable 17th March.

Cultural Relevance

Young by the numbers plays for the Atlanta Hawks, which is a solid second-tier media market with 2.4m households.

By the numbers (Luka Doncic numbers for comparison)

  • 3m instagram followers (5.5m)
  • 900k followers on Twitter (1.1m)
  • 200k monthly Google searches (450k)
  • 20m search results (8.9m)

Young is one of perhaps 15 up and coming NBA athletes who have the potential to be legendary.

Inferred Value – $5,000

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Modern NBA cards are searching for a bottom but haven’t found it yet. There could be some upside for the subcategory but this card has a lot of ground to make up.

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This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade weekly.

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Young successfully converted 24 of 68 of his shot attempts that measured between 30 and 40 feet (35.3 percent), in the 2018-2019 season, which was a record. Number one below is from the half-court circle.


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What is the Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps PSA 9?

This is one of 66 PSA 9 graded 1968 Rookie Stars cards featuring legendary Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman and also Nolan Ryan. There is one PSA 10 card. Over 10k of these cards have been submitted to PSA, which places this one in the top 0.7%.

It IPOs on Rally 18th March.

Cultural Relevance

Nolan Ryan won more than 320 games during a career spanning four decades and four different teams. He holds the all-time career records for:

  • Strikeouts: 5,714
  • Walks: 2,795
  • Hits per nine innings: 6.6
  • No hitters: 7

Over the course of his career, he struck out more than 25% of the batters who faced him. He also hit two homeruns and threw 277 wild pitches (good for first in the league six times). Final stat, he was the oldest player in the league for eight consecutive seasons 1986 to 1993.

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Keep an eye on that chart above looking for any weakness in those underlying cards.

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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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