Mickey Mantle MLB Debut Ticket Stub 1951 Opening Day

Welcome to Sports Memorabilia Insider for April 14th, 2022 – FREE Edition.

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Sports Memorabilia performance 2022

The sports memorabilia index seems to have found a temporary floor as it has bounced around a few percentage points over the last several weeks.

For the year, the index remains down 14%.

Last Week

Fractional Secondary Markets

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

Baseball memorabilia, perhaps aided by the beginning of the season, gained 1% on the week, more than offsetting the 0.2% decline of basketball memorabilia.

Kobe game-worn memorabilia was hot as the Collectable Kobe signed Jordan 12’s gained 68% and his ring ceremony and NBA finals warm-up jacket gained 45%.

Kobe memorabilia had a good week

The Paul Pierce All-Star game jersey led the decliners with a loss of 29.5%.

A full uniform from Michael Jordan on Rally was also down as it dropped 18.4%.

Auctions

The big auction news last week centered around the sale of a set of Tiger Woods 2000-2001 Grand Slam winning irons which sold at Golden Age auction for $5.1 million. This easily set the all-time record for golf and Tiger memorabilia.

The final sale was helped by photo-matching of the irons, which occurred just days before the final hammer. The auction result helped propel the Collectable Tiger Woods tournament used putter up 42% over the last week.

A historic golf auction result

From the same auction, a stub from Tiger’s first PGA event that was signed by the 16 year old, sold for $104,694. Collectable has the full unsigned version in early access for $88,550 (inferred value $64,000).

It seems that ticket collecting has been among the hotter segment in sports collecting over the past year.

Changes in Our View

Sidney Crosby 2010-11 Game Worn and Signed Winter Classic Skates – Photomatched

  • Market Cap: $18,500
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $15,000
  • Drop: week of April 4 (sold out)
  • Our View: [INSIDERS ONLY]

This Week and Next Week

Fractional Market IPOs

Mickey Mantle MLB Debut Ticket Stub 1951 Opening Day

Market Cap: $111,250
Retained Equity: $30,000
Inferred Value: $30,000
Drop: 4/14/2022 on Collectable
Our View: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Secondary Markets

One new sports memorabilia asset debuts for live trading this week:

“Babe Bows Out” Type 1 Photo

Market Cap: $49,500
Inferred Value: $48,000
Live Trading: 4/15/2022 on Collectable
Our View: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Auctions

The Robert Edwards Spring auction is open now through April 24. Items of note include a 1976 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves Signed Game-Used Bicentennial Bat PSA GU 9.5, which is the highest graded Aaron bat in the pop report (current bid of $24,500). A bat from another baseball Hall of Famer, a Roberto Clemente 1970-72 game used PSA/GU 10 offering, is currently at $19,000; there is a Clemente bat on both Rally and Collectable.

Hammerin Hank’s Hammer

A neat alternative to the Collectable Babe photo, there is a 1928 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dual signed photo currently at $9,500; this photo was issued during the duo’s barnstorming tour and features them in their unique tour uniforms.

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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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