Sports Cards Roundup – Sept 27, 2021

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Today, we’re covering investment opportunities for Mookie Betts, Rickey Henderson, and Cristiano Ronaldo:

  • ’14 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor /10 BGS 9.5 Mookie Betts IPO’ing on Collectable
  • Rickey Henderson 1980 Topps PSA 10 that IPOs on Rally
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures BGS 9 IPO’ing on Collectable

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Last week, I made a couple bone-headed copy-paste mistakes due to tiredness and haste. The valuations and verdicts weren’t affected, but it was sloppy, and you deserve better. Apologies.

Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures BGS 9

About the asset

This is a 1/1 Cristiano Ronaldo card form the 2014 World Cup. Ronaldo’s Portugal went out in the group stages that year (not good), and he only scored one goal in the tournament (against Ghana, also not good).

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 3 October 2021 with a market cap of $255k and no retained equity.

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About Cristiano Ronaldo

Let’s get it out of the way – I hate the guy. Hate hate hate him. He’s arrogant, self-important, and vain, even by footballing standards. He’s also been credibly accused of rape. He’s also been convicted of tax evasion and received a 16.8m Euro fine and suspended sentence.

So bear my biases in mind for all the below.

Along with Lionel Messi, Ronaldo is one of the two best footballers of his generation and in the top four of all time (Pele and Maradona).

He’s played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, most notably Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He’s now back at ManU to see out his career (until he moves somewhere else).

He started his career with Sporting CP and rocketed through their junior ranks becoming the first player to ever play for the under-16, U17, U18, reserve team, and senior team in the same season.

He spent a year with Sporting CP then joined ManU for £12.24m, which was a record. His subsequent moves to Real Madrid and Juventus were records as well.

Over his nearly 20 year career, Ronaldo has scored 678 goals in 901 club appearances and a further 111 goals for the senior national team (a record).

A few other superlatives:

He’s received five Ballon d’Or awards (given to the best footballer in the world each year), which is a record for a European.

He holds the record for most goals in the

  • Champions League (135)
  • Euros qualification (31)
  • Euros finals (14)
  • World Cup (7)
  • Single Champions League season (17)

He’s also won more than 30 trophies (winning a the league or a major tournament). There’s a very long wiki page about Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements and records if you’d like to dig into it.

Recent sales history and Valuation

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Inferred value is $350k to $750k

Rickey Henderson 1980 Topps PSA 10

About the asset

This is Rickey Henderson’s rookie card from the 1980 Topps set. A very difficult card to pull with a decent grade due to endemic centering issues in the 1980 Topps set, there are only 25 PSA 10s out of over 20k submissions.

An identical copy IPO’ed on Collectable earlier this year and is trading around $125k.

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 Rally 1 October 2021 with a market cap of $135k and no retained equity.

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About Rickey Henderson

We wrote about Rickey twice when Collectable dropped their copy of this card. Read about Rickey Henderson.

Recent sales history and Valuation

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Inferred value is between $120k+

Other ways to invest in Rickey Henderson

Want to invest in the real thing? Both OnlyAlt and CardLadder value his PSA 8 rookie card around $310 to $320, and there are several buy it now options on eBay that may be worth a look.

’14 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor /10 BGS 9.5 Mookie Betts

About the asset

This is a BGS 9.5 graded copy of an autographed Mookie Betts rookie card. One of the various Bowman parallels, this card is limited to /10.

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 2t8h September at 2pm EST. The market cap is $83,500 with no retained equity.

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About Mookie Betts

Several variants of this card are already trading across platforms including the blues and golds on Collectable, so we’ve written about him a lot. Read about Mookie Betts.

Recent sales history and Valuation

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Inferred value is between $32k to $42k

Other ways to invest in Mookie Betts

Based on our table above, both the other Betts cards on Collectable are also overvalued.

You may be able to make an offer on this 2019 Panini Prizm Color Blast BGS 9.5 to get it below value (aim for under $700). You also get a free $25 if you use this code.

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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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