Sports Memorabilia Insider – Sadaharu Oh and Frank Robinson Bats

Welcome to the Sports Memorabilia Insider – FREE VERSION. Today I’m looking into two assets IPOing this week at Collectable:

  • 1977-78 Sadaharu Oh Game-Used Signed Bat that opens Tuesday, July 20th at 2:30 PM EST
  • 1971 Frank Robinson 500th HR Game-Used Signed Bat that opens Thursday, July 22nd at 2:30 PM EST

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Sadaharu Oh Signed Game Used Bat PSA/DNA

About the Asset

This is a game-used bat from Japanese legend Sadaharu Oh that was used between the 1977 and 1978 seasons and is signed by Oh is both Japanese and English. It has been graded as a GU 10 by PSA/DNA and is the only Oh bat to receive that grade thus far.

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  • Projected future growth
  • Asset class ROI, volatility and risk statistics
  • Detailed valuation with recent sales
  • Our verdict

About the Drop

This asset will drop on Collectable at 2:30 PM EST on July 20th for $24,250. There is $10,000 in retained equity. Collectable has been scheduling their IPOs for trading around 3 months after they fund, though recently some assets have been pushed back further than that.

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About Sadaharu Oh

Unquestionably the greatest hitter in the history of the Japanese baseball leagues, Oh is a legendary power hitter who holds the all-time world record for career home runs with 868. He holds a number of major career records, won 9 MVP awards and 11 Japan series titles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. After his playing career, Oh was a longtime manager and guided Japan to the title in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. At the age of 81, he remains a towering presence in Japanese baseball.

Recent Sales and Current Valuation

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Category Strength

The sports memorabilia category had a -8% ROI in Q1 2021.

Subcategory Strength

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

With the emergence of Shohei Ohtani as the best player in baseball this year (and the most exciting player in generations) interest in Japanese baseball is growing. Whether that will transfer to an interest in other players and their memorabilia remains to be seen.

Verdict

The retained equity level is a bit high.

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Frank Robinson 500th Homerun Signed Bat GU

About the Asset

This is the bat that Frank Robinson used to hit his historic 500th HR on September 13th, 1971 — becoming just the 11th man to reach that mark at that time. The bat has been authenticated and graded a GU 10 by PSA/DNA and is signed and inscribed by Robinson.

It was originally purchased for $125,000 in late 2020/early 2021 according to Collectable.

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  • Projected future growth
  • Asset class ROI, volatility and risk statistics
  • Detailed valuation with recent sales
  • Our verdict

About the Drop

This asset will drop on Collectable at 2:30 PM EST on July 22nd for $170,000. There is $30,000 in retained equity. Collectable has been scheduling their IPOs for trading around 3 months after they fund, though recently some assets have been pushed back further than that.

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About Frank Robinson

Wyatt wrote about Frank Robinson here.

Recent Sales and Current Valuation

[Detailed Valuation for Insiders Only]

Category Strength

The sports memorabilia category had a -8% ROI in Q1 2021.

Subcategory Strength

[Insiders Only]

Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

This is a true 1/1 item and those always have the potential to pop — all it takes it one interested buyer. Barring that though, I don’t foresee Frank Robinson memorabilia to see any boosts any time soon, his profile is just not high enough, rightly or wrongly.

Verdict

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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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