Sports Cards Insider – Invest in three legends

Welcome to the new and improved Sports Cards Insider – FREE Version. Fewer words, fewer emails, more actionable info, other ways to invest in the athletes, and a weekly trading update to complement this rundown of IPOs.

This week, we’re covering investment opportunities for a couple of baseball legends as well as a former football player turned wrestling legend (and actor):

  • Willie Mays 1952 Topps PSA 8
  • Mickey Mantle 1964 Topps PSA 9
  • Dwayne Johnson 1994 Miami Bumble Bee BGS 9.5

Read on for coverage of their IPO drops as well as a few self-directed investment opportunities for each.

Insiders get one dedicated email for each asset with more analysis, comps, and full valuations. We also give the AA Verdict for each card: a straight up Yes or No.

Willie Mays 1952 Topps PSA 8

About the asset

This is Willie Mays first card from Topps. Bowman produced his rookie in 1951. Graded PSA 8, it’s reasonably rare, though there are another 58 copies of it in circulation. There are also nine PSA 9s and one PSA 10.

This particular card is known for centering issues, and the issue IPO’ing with Collectable shows a bit of that.

This specific card was last sold at Heritage Auctions for $26,400 in 2017. Prior to that, it sold for $2,143 in 2011.

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 6/1/21 on Collectable at 8pm EST on Collectable with a market cap of $239k. There’s no retained equity. From then, there will be around a 60 day lock up before the asset begins trading quarterly.

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About Willie Mays

Willie Mays was and still is the greatest center fielder ever to play the game. Read more about Willie Mays.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $150k and $250k.

Other ways to invest in Willie Mays

If you’re looking to invest in Willie Mays on Collectable, check out the Willie Mays 1960 Topps PSA 9. It’s currently trading at $22,346 and has an inferred value of $35k.

The 1971 game used jersey trading on Rally is also slightly undervalued, though there’s no trading window scheduled at the moment.

There’s also a 1958 Topps PSA 7 currently up on eBay for $2250. This card last sold for $2,500 just a few days ago.

Dwayne Johnson 1994 Miami Bumble Bee BGS 9.5

About the Asset

This is a BGS 9.5 graded 1994 Miami Bumblebee card featuring UM Defensive Tackle Dwayne Johnson. There are six BGS 9.5s in circulation with none higher.

It’s around 10x in value over the last twelve months.

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 Otis at noon EST on 6/2/21 (no retained equity). From then, there will be around four weeks lockup before trading begins on a daily basis.

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About Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Johnson has had an undeniably varied and successful career as a football player, professional wrestler and actor.

His films have grossed over $14B, and may WWE fans rate “The Rock” as one of the best of all time.

Johnson won a national championship with UM in 1991 and entered the NFL draft, but went undrafted. He had a go in Canada but was cut after the first season.

Johnson’s charismatic act in the ring quickly propelled him to stardom in the ring. He then leveraged that into a film career.

Johnson has featured in a number of mediocre but high-grossing films, including several of the Fast and the Furious movies, some mummy stuff, and a whole lot of other stuff that makes my brain hurt.

His HBO show, Ballers, ran for five seasons and was the network’s most-watched comedy during its run. Johnson also founded his own entertainment production company, wrote a bestseller, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the World. No kidding.

Finally, co-owns the sort-of-probably-defunct XFL.

The man has made the most of his gifts.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $20k and $40k.

Other ways to invest

There are a number of these cards up on eBay for decent prices:

  • PSA 9 (last sale $15,600): $9,000 also available for $125k!
  • You can buy the full sheet of cards, including Ray Lewis for $8,950
  • Or pick up one of his first wrestling cards, before he was called The Rock, for $2,500

1964 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9

About the Asset

This is a PSA 9 graded 1964 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card. There are 43 PSA 9 cards in circulation with one graded higher.

It’s around 3x in value over the last twelve months.

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 at 8pm EST on 3rd June (no retained equity). From then, there will be around two months lockup before trading begins on a daily basis.

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About Mickey Mantle

We did a deep dive into Mickey Mantle in March for the 1956 Topps basket. He was some player.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $35k and $50k.

Other ways to invest

There are a number of 1960 Topps Mickey Mantle cards available:

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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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