Wilt Chamberlain 1972 Game-worn jersey

Welcome to Sports Memorabilia Insider for Jan 20, 2022 – FREE issue.

Each week we give you the scoop on undervalued, mispriced and hidden gems in Alternative Investing.

Sports Memorabilia in 2022

Sports memorabilia ended a three-week losing streak by staying flat on the week. The index remains down 4% for the first few weeks of 2022.

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

Last Week

Fractional secondary markets

Basketball memorabilia had one of its stronger recent weeks as the category was up 4.5%, enough to offset declines in all the other memorabilia categories.

The beaten-down Collectable Chris Bosh sneakers rebounded 54% and a pair of game-worn jerseys also saw gains (the Otis Kevin Durant Warriors jersey up 66% and the Collectable 2006 Kobe Bryant jersey up 18%).

Vintage baseball memorabilia was the biggest loser as items such as the ‘71 Mays jersey (down 20%) and Jimmie Foxx bat (down 15%) led the decliners.

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

Auctions

No major auctions concluded last week.

This Week and Next

Fractional Market IPOs

Collectable has the only fractional IPO of the week for sports memorabilia.

Wilt Chamberlain 1972 Game Used Jersey

  • Market Cap: $280,000
  • Retained Equity: $0
  • Inferred Value: $125,000
  • Drop: 1/20/2022 on Collectable
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

A sight seen by 20,000 women

Fractional Secondary Markets

Two assets make their live trading debut this week.

Note: Market cap data correct as of 1/17

1994 Michael Jordan Game Worn & Signed Baseball Cleats

  • Platform: Rally
  • Market Cap: $56,000
  • Inferred Value: $40,000 (updated inferred value; a non-signed pair of Jordan baseball cleats sold in August 2021 for $33,600 and the CardLadder Jordan index is up 10% in the interim)
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]
Good thing Jordan had basketball to fall back on

2009 Alex Rodriguez World Series Full Uniform – Signed and Inscribed

  • Platform: Collectable
  • Market Cap: $130,000
  • Inferred Value: $34,500
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Auctions

Lelands, in conjunction with Collectable, is currently running the Mint25 auction through January 29 that features several high-profile lots with an impact on current fractional memorabilia offerings:

  • Wilt Chamberlain 100 Point Game Signed Program and Ticket Stub (PSA 3) – the ticket is a direct comp to the Rally Wilt ticket (market cap $115,000/inferred value $200,000); current bid of $67,005; this offering should sell at a premium to the Rally asset as it also includes a signed program.
  • 1952 Mickey Mantle Game Used All-Star Bat (PSA GU 7.5) – issued to Mantle for use during his first All-Star game; current bid of $33,501; Rally has a 1962 GU 9 Mantle World Series game-used and signed bat with a current market cap of $90,600; the Leland piece should sell at a premium to the Rally asset (pre-auction estimate of $200,000 – $300,000).
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Record-Setting NBA Point Basketball – this is one of two assets that were trading on the Collectable platform that was entered into the auction (the other being the Ty Cobb 1910 E98 card); the market cap on Collectable is currently at $375,000 (live trading begins February 4); pre-auction appraisal was at $400,000 – $600,000 and Collectable has set a reserve price to ensure shareholders don’t lose money; if the reserve is not met, final bid will be a great inferred value indicator for when trading begins.
Souvenirs from a legendary game

And finally, with the 2022 Olympic Winter Games scheduled to kick off in less than a month, RR Auction has an Olympic memorabilia auction ending January 20th.

The auction features several medals, with some dating back to the first modern Olympic Games in Greece in 1896. There are also other memorabilia offerings such as Olympic torches, tickets (including some from the iconic 1980 men’s hockey team games), and other cool mementoes.

A bronze Olympic participation medal from 1896. Slightly nicer than the participation ribbons I got as a kid.

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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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