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Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: April 9, 2022

Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022
Bradley Calleja

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For the fifth straight week, assets on Collectable closed with a positive average return. Across 160 traded assets, the average return was 0.37% while sports memorabilia climbed 1.17% on average and sports cards gained 0.13%. This marked the second consecutive week where sports memorabilia returns outpaced cards and it was a duo of beaten-down assets.

The best-performing offering this week was the Chicago Bulls Hardwood Floor which climbed 73.33% this week. The basketball floorboards are still down -22% overall and this marked the first week the asset has gained more than 20% in a five day period. Finishing as the runner-up this week was the Kobe Bryant French Blue Jordan 12 Sneakers which gained 60% although the shoes are still down -20% since IPO. The sneakers were one of two Kobe-related assets that closed among the top five best performers as the jacket from his first ring ceremony climbed 33.39%. As the first pitches of the 2022 MLB season were thrown, the best-performing sports card this week was the 2020 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Jasson Dominguez which climbed 42.26%.

Last week, losses were limited this week as only two assets fell more than -20% and it was the first week of the year were no offering dropped more than -30%. This week, four different assets dropped -30% or more while three offerings fell more than -47%. The worst-performing asset this week was the 2005-06 Kevin Durant High School Jersey which fell more than -56.91% while the 1980 Scoring Leaders card slipped -48.04%.

Soccer was the best-performing sport this week as the world's game climbed 14.05%. In the wake of The Masters, golf gained 1.76% to close as the second best performer. Even though the four worst-performing assets were basketball cards and memorabilia, basketball still closed with a positive return of 0.64%. Hockey was the worst-performing sport with a -7.56% return while wrestling fell -3.1%.


While two sports cards sat atop the list of best-performing assets, NFTs led this week as the asset class returned 6.14%. Last week, the Nike Air Mag Sneakers finished with a 1500% gain after a single traded share caused a dramatic increase in market cap. This week, the sneakers fell back down to earth after cutting their valuation by -90.63%.

The 1994 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Rookie Card gained 64% while the 2019 Panini Prizm Zion Williamson Blue Ice Rookie Card gained 46.91% to finish in second. Sports cards were the second-best performing sector as cardboard-related assets gained 2.53% to close as runner-up. There were six different assets that gained at least 20% and three of them were sports cards. In total, ten offerings climbed 15% or more but the average return on the platform still fell -0.27% across 118 offerings.

The 2012 Anthony David RPA was the second worst-performing offering fell -45.16% while the first edition Raichu Holo Card dropped -43.33% and the Super Mario Bros. 3 slipped -40%. Books bounced -13.33% lower followed by comic books which dropped -6.44%. Overall, four different asset classes delivered positive average returns while seven sectors closed with negative average performance.


For the first time, more than 300 individual assets traded an entire week on a fractional platform as 304 different assets traded this week on Rally. The average return was -1.97% while the median closed at 0% across eleven asset classes.

Leading the way this week was the 2020 Topps Lewis Hamilton Signed Patch Card which climbed 81.82%. The Lewis Hamilton card is now up 329% since IPO and has closed the last two weeks as the best-performing offering on Rally. Closing in second was the Justinian Depiction of Christ Coin which gained 73.89% in its first week of trading. Rounding out the top three on Rally this week was Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies which gained 38%.

Card games were the best-performing asset class as the sector gained 2.95% while books closed in second with an average return of 2.55%. NFTs were the worst-performing asset class with a -12.45% average and sports memorabilia fell -4.19% on average. The Gibson Tony Iomii Guitar dropped -68.5% in its first week of trading to close as the worst-performing offering while the 1994 SNES Donkey Kong Country fell -50.83%. This marks the second straight week where the worst performing asset was an offering trading for the first time.

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