NBA Emerging 15 Index

Welcome to your first free update for the sports cards category.

Otis quietly set an IPO date for their Emerging 15 Index drop…and it’s tomorrow.

Analysis below ????

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What is the Emerging 15 Index

This is a basket of fifteen PSA 10 Silver Prizm cards from the best young prospects in the NBA. The list includes, in no particular order:

  1. Colby White
  2. Ja Morant
  3. RJ Barrett
  4. Tyler Herro
  5. Zion Williamson
  6. Luka Doncic
  7. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  8. Trae Young
  9. Michael Porter Jr.
  10. Collin Sexton
  11. Bam Adebayo
  12. De’Aaron Fox
  13. Donovan Mitchell
  14. Jayson Tatum
  15. Lonzo Ball

This asset IPOs on Otis 19 February 2021

Cultural relevance

These are some of the biggest young players in the NBA today, and many will be household names. They’re no Lebrons or MJs, but one or two may reach that status.

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The NBA (blue) still lags behind the NFL (red) in terms of both popularity and revenue in the US, but it far surpasses both baseball (yellow) and hockey (green). It’s also been gaining ground on the NFL while baseball and hockey have lagged behind.


All these cards are widely traded, so inferred value is just a sum of parts exercise. Based on most recent auction prices, the cards are worth between $25k and $35k.

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Category Strength

Sports cards have an average ROI of 57% across platforms.

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Asset Liquidity

How soon will you be able to get your money out once it’s in.

Average 30 day lockup then trading daily, though this asset may take some time to fund.

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This is a reasonably well-diversified asset that covers a number of big names. Modern NBA cards have had a tough time lately, though, so be careful.

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Wyatt Cavalier

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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