Michael Jordan Game Used and Signed Bat

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Today is a deep dive into the Michael Jordan Game Used and Signed Bat that will IPO at Collectable on April 15th, 2021 at 1 PM EST.

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What is the Michael Jordan Game Used and Signed Bat?

This is a game used and signed baseball bat from the 1994 season when Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for the Double-A Birmingham Barons. It has been authenticated by PSA/DNA and has a grade of GU 7. The bat is signed and inscribed and was originally from the collection of former Chicago Blackhawks great Chris Chelios.

It IPOs on Collectable at 1 PM EST on April 15th for $49,750. The consignor is holding $22,500 in retained equity, leaving $27,250 in shares.

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Cultural Relevance

You, I, and everyone out there knows who Michael Jordan is, and most likely knows that he shockingly retired from basketball in 1993 and went to play minor league baseball in 1994.

It was mostly remembered as a failure, but for a person to jump to Double-A after not playing for a long time and not completely embarrass themselves was a legitimate accomplishment. He was improving when the baseball strike hit that August and a lot of people think that he would have eventually gotten a chance to make the majors if he’d continued playing.

Here’s an interesting write-up if you want to learn more about his time in the minors. And here he is hitting a bomb:  

Inferred Value – $15K-50K

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Category Strength

The sports memorabilia category had a -8% ROI in Q12021.

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Recent Growth Trend

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

Jordan memorabilia will always be a good long-term hold, even if the market has been falling recently. But there’s no reason to expect that a signed bat will rise in value any time soon, now that “The Last Dance” bubble has popped.

Asset Liquidity

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

Platform Risk

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Intangibles

While the retained equity level is under 50%, it’s still pretty substantial (and a great deal for the consignor, who recoups more than their initial investment and keeps a controlling share). A Michael Jordan bat is a fun story and a curiosity but it’s not an item that serious collectors will covet.


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Adam Katz

Adam Katz

Adam is a lawyer and real estate investor with a finance background. His diverse job experience includes stints in a MLB front office, a major global law firm and the real estate investment fund he co-founded. He is bringing his well-honed research and valuation skills to the world of fractional investing. Born and raised in San Francisco, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his dog, a pit bull mix named Beaux.

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