Sports Cards Insider – Nov 23, 2021

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The underlying fundamentals behind sports cards continue to decline across fractional markets. The asset class remains positive for 2021, but its downward trend indicates it may not stay that way for long.

All stats come from assets trading on secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally

The picture resolves a bit further when you dissect the underlying components into high-end, mid-tier, and low-end cards.

As usual, the blue chip cards are holding up better than mid-tier and lower end.

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Last Week

Fractional secondary markets

Some positivity from third-tier sports like wrestling and boxing, but the bulk of assets — the first-tier sports — were flat to down last week.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally


As mentioned last week, both Heritage and PWCC finished up major auctions over the weekend. We tracked 28 of the key lots — mostly blue chip assets with representation on one or more of the various fractional platforms.

Overall, the lots ended up an average of 8.8% below the assets’ current market cap on those fractional platforms and 5.6% below our inferred values.

The results:

This Week

Assets dropping on marketplaces

Three IPOs this week across three different sports.

1980 Scoring Leaders PSA 9 Bird | Magic | Erving PSA 9

  • Market Cap: $29,950
  • Inferred Value: $27,600
  • Date: 11/23/21 on Collectable
  • Recommended [Insiders Only]

1954 Topps #201 PSA Mint 9 Al Kaline

  • Market Cap: $39,750
  • Inferred Value: $20k
  • Date: 11/24/21 on Collectable
  • Recommended [Insiders Only]

Peyton Manning 1998 SP Auth BGS 10

  • Market Cap: $22k
  • Inferred Value: $25,310
  • Date: 11/25/21 on Rally
  • Recommended [Insiders Only]

1955 Topps #124 PSA Mint 9 Harmon Killebrew

  • Market Cap: $39,950
  • Inferred Value: $36,250
  • Date: 11/26/21 on Collectable
  • Recommended [Insiders Only]

Undervalued assets trading on marketplaces

There’s no trading on Rally this week as they prepare for real-time trading next week. The best pick for cards new to the secondary market is this LeBron.

2003 Exquisite LeBron James RPA/99 BGS 8.5

  • Market Cap: $1.3m
  • Inferred Value: $2.5m
  • Date: 11/26/21 on Collectable



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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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