The Attic Update Vol. 22 - Graded VHS Tapes, the Mysterious 2nd Tom Brady Card, and 5 Missing Van Gogh's
Beyond Alternative Assets
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The Latest -
Most relevant stories in collecting and investing in alternative assets over the past week.
1 - Fractional Ownership -
Sustainable investment platform, "SustVest" raises $160,000 for fractional ownership of renewable energy projects.
Founder of fractional collectibles platform, 'Koia’ breaks down the recent rise of alternative assets.
2 - Memorabilia & Collectibles -
3 - Sports Cards -
Oops! "one of one" Tom Brady card actually a "one of two." My fear is we might see more of these headlines in the future. Not only in manufacturer errors but printed and graded counterfeits.
Beckett Sports Cards, Hot - Mike Trout, Giannis, Connor McDavid. Cold - Baker Mayfield, Jarred Kelenic.
Signed Jordan Fleer rookie card heading to Christie's auction in June, early estimate is $3 million.
4 - Rare Books -
17th Century rare book discovered with mention of alien life on Jupiter and Saturn.
Behind the scenes of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto - Video.
5 - Crypto & NFTs -
6 - Watches -
The largest privately-owned collection ever opened to the public - Coming to the OAK Collection International Exhibit.
Is there still a luxury watch shortage? Here's an update on the global watch market. The good news for buyers? Prices for luxury Swiss brands are beginning to plateau.
7 - Markets & Investing -
S&P touches official bear market territory, down 20% from January highs.
8 - Collector Cars -
Luxury Asset Capital opens Collector Car Division as an accepted asset class for collateral loans.
9 - Art -
Basquiat's painting, "16ft Untitled (Devil)" sells for $68 million at Phillips auction.
Featured Article -
He grew up as a batboy for the Dodgers, tangled with Roger Clemens, and overcame the odds as a 62nd round draft pick to become one of the best catchers in baseball over the last 30 years.
Mike Piazza’s rookie cards bring you on a trip through modern baseball history.
Quote from the Legends -
“Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows, they end with 10 or 15-year lows.” - Jim Rogers
Thanks for those encouraging and optimistic words of advice, Jim!
Featured Pod -
The Vincent Collector’s Podcast hosted by Adam Katz is a discussion on all things collecting. From sports cards to video games, cars, and collectibles, you’ll find it all here.
The pod jumps around from fractional ownership to auctions, to the latest news in the alternative asset markets. Give it a try!
Featured Video, Part 1 -
Get an inside look at the very first German street-legal car ever produced, the 1894 Benz Victoria.
The very, very classic car has been cared for by car collector Karl-Heinz Rehkopf since 2009, and still runs beautifully.
Featured Video, Part 2 -
Here’s a quick, brief video on “The Least Valuable Baseball Cards of All-Time.”
During the latest “everything bubble,” where almost every asset value shot to the moon, it was almost impossible to lose money.
Unfortunately, these 1987 Topps baseball cards did not participate in the latest baseball card price rise. They are still worthless.
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