Collectible Insights - The Attic Capital Newsletter Vol. 23
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The Attic Top 5 -
1 - Rare Coins -
News of the Week - Rare 1860 Liberty Head gold half eagle coin with a PCGS MS-63 grade heading to Stack's Bowers auction. Estimates are in the $25,000 range for the coin.
Favorite Video of the Week - It wasn't a rare coin, but it was an unforgettable coin flip. Looking back at the amazing coin flip scene from 'No Country for Old Men.' Call it.
Deal of the Week - I'm a sucker for Morgans - Morgan Silver Dollars, that is. eBay has a continuous supply of inexpensive 1887 Morgan Silver Dollars for under $50 each. Here's one for $47 in decent shape. I'm always looking for Morgan's if you are selling.
Random Thought of the Week - The thought I often have is - why aren't ancient coins worth more? Here's a super cool infographic on the very first ancient coins. I'm planning a feature article on ancient coins very soon, and excited to dig into it!
2 - Sports Cards -
News of the Week - Unopened 1952 Topps Wax Pack "brick" sold for $873,000 at Morphy's Auctions in Denver. The brick includes eight five-cent factory-sealed wax packs.
Favorite Video of the Week - If you're a serious baseball card collector, you know who Dmitri Young is. Not just an ex-major league player, but once the owner of the most amazing rookie card collection of all time. All PSA 10 graded. If you're a card collector and you have no idea what I'm talking about - you must watch this video.
Deal of the Week - This card is a deal this week, and will be a deal every single week in the future, too. You know what card I'm talking about - the 1986 Bo Jackson Topps Traded PSA 10. One of my favorite cards ever. Selling on eBay right now for $585.
Random Thought of the Week - Have you watched Facing Nolan on Netflix yet? If not, queue it up, today. Go behind the scenes with Nolan Ryan and his 27-year big league career. I was glued to the screen watching this one, highly recommend.
Featured Company - Check out BCW - your one-stop shop for sports card storage and displays.
3 - Collector Cars -
News of the Week - Get ready for the Mecum Collector Car Auction in Glendale Arizona starting March 28th. Highlights include a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible.
Favorite Video of the Week - I know you already watch Jay Leno's Garage, but you might have missed Jay feature Rod Hall's Bronco. It's an amazing rig!
Deal of the Week - I'm really interested in where this 1991 Land Rover Defender will sell for on Bring A Trailer. Current bid is $5,500, and we'll find out in 7 days what the current value is - stay tuned.
Random Thought of the Week - The very first Mercedes AMG models began in 1993 with the C36. With only 1,000 models built over the next 3 years, could these very first AMG C36s hold value? It looks like they are selling for about $15,000 lately, with one auction ending tomorrow.
Featured Company - Check out Cars & Bids - your online marketplace for all car enthusiasts.
4 - Vintage Watches -
News of the Week - Gold Omega Speedmaster owned by Astronaut Scott Carpenter up for sale. Wind Vintage is holding the sale expected to bring in $1.5 million.
Favorite Video of the Week - Here's a great introduction on where Rolex watches are made and the great lengths the company goes through to make truly incredible timepieces.
Deal of the Week - Have you ever asked yourself what would it cost to get into an entry-level F.P. Journe? Here's a certified pre-owned Elegante for $39,950. Quartz with a white luminous dial and a rubber strap. Beautiful watch, indeed.
Random Thought of the Week - The more I learn about vintage pocket watches, the more I love them. Peter Henlein invented the first pocket watch in 1510, and I can imagine people were shocked, bewildered, and in disbelieve when they saw a ticking pocket watch for the very first time.
Featured Company - Check out Ultra-Vintage, watch repair and restoration experts.
News of the Week - Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers from the 1993 Playoffs sold at a PWCC Marketplace auction for $192,000. The 'Jordan 8s' were authenticated by PSA, SIA, and Beckett, with a photo from SIA.
Favorite Video of the Week - Have you ever wondered how glass marbles are made? Here's a quick video showing a marble maker working his craft.
Deal of the Week - Find all your game-used baseball bats for sale at Gameusedbats.com. The deal of the week is this Gary Sheffield game-used Rawlings model 170B bat, letter of authenticity from PSA included. If you remember Sheff, you know he was one of the fiercest sluggers of his time.
Random Thought of the Week - I'm planning an article about PSA, Upper Deck, Beckett, and several other sports memorabilia authentication companies. What are their methods to assure authenticity? How do they back their stamps of approval? How widespread is fraud in the sports memorabilia world? And how can legitimacy be improved? Let me know your thoughts on this important topic! I'm looking forward to diving into this.
Featured Company - Sideshow Collectibles specializes in licensed and original life-like creations from the world of pop culture, T.V., and movies.
Featured Article -
The Story Behind the Morgan - An inside look at the beautiful history of the Morgan Silver Dollar.
Quote from the Legends -
"I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over." — Warren Buffett
Old man Warren with the most boring investing advice of all time. Still great advice.
Question for You -
What collectibles & alternative assets would you like more discussion about next week? Rare Washington quarters? Vintage pocket watches? How about the epic Pagani Italian supercar?? Let’s hear your favorites.
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Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful week!