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Sports Cards Insider – Jordan/James/Johnson & Luka

Welcome to the new and improved Sports Cards Insider – FREE Version. Fewer words, fewer emails, more actionable info, other ways to invest in the athletes, and a weekly trading update to complement this rundown of IPOs.

This time, we’re covering investment opportunities for three basketball legends and one rising star:

  • Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Magic Johnson 2005 Triple Sig BGS 9.5
  • Luka Doncic 2018 White Sparkle PSA 9
  • Self-directed investment opportunities for each

Read on for coverage of their IPO drops as well as a few self-directed investment opportunities for each.

Insiders get one dedicated email for each asset with more analysis, comps, and full valuations. We also give the AA Verdict for each card: a straight up Yes or No.

Michael Jordan Lebron James Magic Johnson 2005 Triple Sig BGS 9.5

About the Asset

This is a BGS 9.5 graded 2005-2006 card signed by Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson. There are ten in circulation.

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 on 10th June 2021 at 8pm EST. It has a market cap of $83k with no retained equity. It will be locked up for around eight weeks before trading daily.

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About Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson

We’ve written about all three of these guys before…lots. Jordan and James are probably the two best players of all time, and Magic Johnson is in the top five or six.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $75k and $95k

Other ways to invest in these studs

If you want to get in on cards featuring multiple basketball legends, there’s no shortage of opportunities.

  • all the below based on current valuations and not investment advice etc etc. May contain affiliate links so I can buy myself a sandwich.

$3,899 for the beauty, which features LeBron in a Notre Dame jersey. He didn’t go there, of course, but he was recruited by them, and I guess Upper Deck needed something to make him fit into the set.

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LEBRON JAMES MAGIC JOHNSON JULIUS ERVING 2012-13 UD EXQUISITE AUTO AUTOGRAPH /10

This raw card, featuring both LeBron and Magic looks a steal at $87.

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2009-10 UD Dual Game Materials LeBron James & Magic Johnson Game Used Jersey

I’ve not done any work to value this card, which is listed at $50k, but at /3 and featuring MJ, LeBron, Kobe, and Magic, it’s a gorgeous piece of art…even at BGS 8.

MICHAEL JORDAN / LEBRON JAMES / MAGIC JOHNSON / KOBE BRYANT EXQUISITE PATCH 3/3

Luka Doncic 2018 White Sparkle PSA 9

About the Asset

This is a PSA 9 graded 1/1 rookie card for Luka Doncic. This card could only be found in special Panini Prizm White Sparkle packs. Each pack contained three signature cards. The overall set includes a number of Doncic cards including at least six other 1/1 cards for the rookie phenom.

About the drop

This asset will drop on Collectable on 13th June 2021 at 6pm EST. It has a market cap of $682k. Retained equity is 20%.

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About Luka Doncic

Doncic is perhaps the best young player in the NBA. He’s had several assets IPO across the fractional platforms.

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is between $120k and $640k. It’s a 1/1.

Other ways to invest in Luka Doncic

If you think Luka’s bottomed out and is primed for a rise, here are a couple ways to bet on the big guy.

  • all the below based on current valuations and not investment advice etc etc. May contain affiliate links so I can buy myself a Curtis Jones base rookie card.

Look for this PSA 10 2018 Panini Chronicles card anywhere below $250 or so.

This great-looking Luka Fireworks card is good value anywhere below $160.

Luka’s Red Ice card from that same set is a good buy if you can get it below $3,500 or so.

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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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