Sports Memorabilia Insider – Nov 26, 2021

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Sports memorabilia continues to hover around breakeven for the year after a sizeable recovery in July and August.

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

A few weeks ago, we talked about what might be causing the dip in sports memorabilia, particularly on fractional platforms like Collectable, Rally and Otis. A disproportionate number of memorabilia assets are on Collectable, so we wondered if it’s an asset issue or a platform issue.

It looks like…probably not a platform issue.

The lifetime ROI for sports memorabilia on Collectable significantly outpaces that of other fractional platforms. In this case, Collectable is keeping the asset class above water if anything.

Last Week

Fractional secondary markets

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

The sports memorabilia category continued its recent weak performance with a decrease of 2.3% last week (down 6.5% over the previous two weeks). A recent buyout should help buoy sports memorabilia’s performance this week (more on that below).

The sub-category of baseball memorabilia led the way with a 3.1% advance. Leading the decliners were basketball (-7.4%) and golf memorabilia (-11.8%) highlighted by a 20% decline in the Kevin Durant high school jersey and a pair of Kobe assets declining by over 15% each (2006 jersey down by 18.6% and final season game worn sneakers down by 17.6%).

This Week

Assets dropping on marketplaces

No IPOs or assets new to trading this week as Rally switches to live trading and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US causes a slow week on the various platforms.


Stephen Curry ‘12-’13 Nike Player Exclusive Game Worn Sneakers

  • Market Cap: $78,500
  • Inferred Value: $60,000
  • Platform: Collectable
  • Buyout Offer $110,000 (33.8% gain from IPO price) was accepted by 80% of owners.


Heritage completed their November auction last week with some of the lots providing good comps for sports memorabilia trading on the fractional platforms.

2007 Brett Favre Game Worn, Signed and Inscribed Green Bay Packers Jersey Photo Matched to 11/4 vs. Chiefs (Heritage Auctions November 18 – 20 Fall Sports Collectibles)

1946 Joe DiMaggio Game Worn & Signed New York Yankees Jersey Photo Matched to Home Opener (Heritage Auctions November 18 – 20 Fall Sports Collectibles)

1931 Babe Ruth Single Signed & Inscribed 571st Career Home Run Baseball (Heritage Auctions November 18 – 20 Fall Sports Collection)

1954 Mickey Mantle Game Worn and Signed New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9 (Heritage Auctions November 18 – 20 Fall Sports Collection)



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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