Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

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Today is a deep dive into three assets:

  • Stephen Curry 2009 Panini RPA BGS 9.5 – IPOs 2nd April on Rally
  • Fernando Tatis 2016 Bowman Blue Refractor BGS 10 Pristine – IPOs 2nd April on Collectable
  • Wilt Chamberlain 1961 Fleer PSA 9 – IPOs 4th April on Collectable
Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

What is the Stephen Curry 2009 Panini RPA BGS 9.5?

This is a rookie patch autograph card from Stephen Curry’s rookie season, 2009. There are 108 of these cards listed in the Beckett card registry of which 52 are graded BGS 9.5. There are only two BGS 10s.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

While the refractor itself is quite scarce, BGS 9.5 is the most common grade by a longshot. Further, more this card has the lowest possible combination of subgrades to merit a BGS 9.5. Of the 52 with this grade, 32 have more favourable subgrades.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

Something to bear in mind as Collectable has a similar card set to IPO soon — and for a lower market cap — with more favourable subgrades.

It IPOs on Rally 2nd April

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Cultural Relevance

Considered by many to be the best shooter in NBA history, it’s difficult to overstate how much Curry has revolutionised the game of basketball.

Opposing players didn’t used to have to defend the half court, but Curry changed all that.

Players used to take shots from all over the court. Curry changed all that.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

He’s currently less than 300 three-pointers behind all-time leader Ray Allen, and he’s probably got five to seven years left in his career. The only player comparable to him in the modern game is Nets guard James Harden. And to be fair, Harden is probably the better overall player.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

But it’s not even close when you look at three-pointers. Or NBA championships. Curry three, Harden nil. During two of those three championship runs, Curry put Harding’s Rockets out the playoffs.

But is he an all-time great? Most don’t think so, at least not yet:He is undoubtedly a future Hall-of-Famer (duh) and is definitely one of the most skilled offensive players this game has ever seen, but when you are talking about “all-time greats,” you are talking about Michael Jordan. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Larry Bird. Tim Duncan. Magic Johnson. Hakeem Olajuwon. All of those guys made their legacies in the finals.

And it’s not looking better this year with the Warriors putting in a mediocre performance with the loss of Durant (left to join Harding in Brooklyn) and Thompson (injured).

Hey has the potential to become an all time great, but time is running out.

Inferred Value – $400k +

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Can Curry win another championship or two? That’s what this all hinges on.

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This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade quarterly.

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Intangibles

I remember watching Davidson’s Elite Eight run in 2008 while sat at a beach bar. That was pretty cool. Also he revolutionised the game.


Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

What is the Fernando Tatis 2016 Bowman Blue Refractor BGS 10 Pristine?

This is one of several refractor cards from Fernando Tatis Jr’s rookie season. What make this special is the grading – Pristine BGS 10. That means all four sub-grades were 10/10, which is very rare.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

It’s the only card out of 130 to receive this grading from BGS.

The card shows seventeen-year-old Tatis Jr in a White Sox jersey even though he never played a game for them.

It IPOs on Collectable 2nd April.

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Cultural Relevance

At age 22, Tatis Jr is very young, and this card is a big bet on a big career. The Padres have put their own big bet on him, signing Tatis Jr to a 14-year $340m contrat before the 2021 season.

He’s too young to have done very much, but he has loads of underlying stats that suggest he’s going to be very good.

He compares very favourably to some other modern stars in slugging percentage.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

He’s not quite on the same trajectory as Trout for home runs, he’s got a two year head start on both Seager and Betts.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

More tangibly, he finished four the NL MVP vote last year behind Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, and Manny Machado.

Curious about the guy the White Sox traded Tatis Jr to get?James Shields made his first start with the White Sox against the Washington Nationals on June 8. He allowed 7 earned runs in ​2 1⁄3 innings pitched before being taken out of the game. The White Sox lost the game by 11 runs to Shields went 4-12 with a 6.77 ERA in the 114.1 innings pitched for the White Sox. For the 2016 season, between the two teams he led the majors in giving up the most home runs (40), in giving up the most home runs per nine innings (1.98), and had the highest WHIP among major league pitchers (1.48). He had the lowest zone percentage of all major league pitchers, with only 37.7% of his pitches being in the strike zone.

Whoops.

As I said above, this is a big bet on a big prospect.

Inferred Value – $200k – $350k

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The sports cards category has returned 86% ROI so far across the entire portfolio.

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

Shrug? Will he be another Mike Trout or Mookie Betts level player? More? Less?

Asset Liquidity

This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade daily.

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Intangibles

In the 2020 season, Tatís was part of a four-game streak in August in which the San Diego Padres hit four grand slams, and, notably, was at each base position over the four.


Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

What is the Wilt Chamberlain 1961 Fleer PSA 9?

This is Wilt Chamberlain’s rookie card graded PSA 9. Of the 1249 cards submitted to PSA, it’s in the top 2.5%. There are only three graded PSA 10.

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

It IPOs on Collectable 4th April, and the seller will retain 49.95% equity.

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Cultural Relevance

Considered one of the best players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain was a centre who played for the Globetrotters before debuting with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959.

He still holds dozens of records including:

  • The only player to score 100 points in a game
  • Only player to average more than both 40 and 50 points in a season
  • Only player to average 30 points and 20 rebounds in a season, which he did seven times

A few other highlights:

He also appeared in a film alongside the subject of another recent Collectable IPO:

Stephen Curry, Fernando Tatis Jr, Wilt Chamberlain

There’s an entire wiki page dedicated to his career achievements.

Because he only won two titles (and lost four), Chamberlain isn’t quite at MJ’s level, but he’s very close. No one beat the Celtics back then.

He died of heart failure at age 63 in 1999.

Inferred Value – $200k+

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Recent Growth Trend

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

There’s been a real flight to safety lately, and that’s likely to continue.

Asset Liquidity

This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade daily.

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Intangibles

He hated the nickname Wilt the Stilt. Also, and more importantly, there’s a huge retained ownership element here. I’m a bit surprised the owner hasn’t tried to pull the IPO.

I’m not going to talk about the other thing he’s famous for.


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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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