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Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: May 28, 2022

Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022
Bradley Calleja

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The average return on Rally returned to the red this week as assets on the platform fell -0.94% on average. In total, 314 assets traded across 11 different asset classes and the median return remained unchanged.

The top-performing asset this week was the 1983 Apple Lisa Computer which doubled its market cap over the last five sessions. The Apple Lisa initially IPO'd at a $110,000 market cap but that valuation fell to $27,500 prior to the rebound this week. Even with the 100% gain, the Apple memorabilia is still down -50% since its initial offering. Closing in second was a classic American novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. The signed first edition copy climbed 83.33% but is still down -31.25% from its IPO price of $32,000. In third this week was the 2003 NetPro Serena Williams #2A Apparel Auto Card (BGS 8) which gained 50% and is currently up that same amount from its IPO price. The boost in market cap is likely connected to the record-breaking sale for a PSA 8 graded copy which sold at Goldin for $266,000.

Card games fell -7.06% on average while NFTs dropped -5.69%. Video games were the best-performing asset class on Rally last week with a 12.22% return but the sector slide -5.23% this week. Memorabilia, largely aided by the Apple Lisa, gained 3.96% to lead all asset classes. Sports memorabilia and books also return positive averages as the sectors gained 0.55% and 0.13% respectively.


There are two notable streaks that are active on Collectable. This marked the sixth straight week of a negative average returns on Collectable and the seventh straight week that a non-sports card was the best performing asset.

Leading this week was the Andre the Giant Game Used Jockstrap which climbed 92.76%. Even as the jockstrap nearly doubled its market cap, the offering is still down -1.9% this month and has dropped -22.5% from its IPO price. Closing in second was the 2006-07 Chris Bosh Air Force 25 Sneakers which gained 41.18% and the Wilt Chamberlain High School Uniform added 37.5% to its valuation to close in third. The Wilt High School Uniform is down -17.7% over the past thirty-days but is trading 120% above its IPO market cap. With the top three assets all representing sports memorabilia, the asset class gained 1.78% on average.

One of the newest assets added to the Collectable secondary market delivered the worst return this week as the 2003 NetPro Elite Glossy Rafael Nadal Rookie Card fell -50%. Closing as the second-worst asset were the 2016 Game Worn Kobe Bryant Sneakers which tumbled -39.78%. Tennis was the worst performing sport this week with a -25% average while hockey closed in second-to-last with a -11.09% ROI. Sports cards slipped -0.67% this week as cardboard has continued to struggle on Collectable.

Wrestling-related assets climbed 11.92% last week and then added another 49.85% on average this week to close as the best-performing sport. In total, 191 assets traded the entire week with an average return of -0.09% and a median return of 0%.


After two straight weeks of positive average returns, the weekly average ROI on Otis closed in the red as the platform finished with a -3.81% ROI across 115 traded assets.

Leading this week was the Giant Sized X-Men #1 which gained 35.32%. The comic book which features the first appearance of the new X-Men is now up 280% over the past year and has added 18% in the past six months. In second was the FEWOCiOUS NFT which gained 34.62% while another comic, the Special Edition #15 closed in third with a 33.33% gain. Comic books gained 14.88% on average and finished as the only asset class to return a positive average return this week on Otis.

Card games were the best-performing asset class last week with an 18.5% average return but were the worst-performing sector this week with an average ROI of -21.03%. Books bounced -19.35% lower while NFTs slipped -7.91%. Katherine Bernhardt's 'Sneakers, Computers, Capri Sun' fell -58.57% to close as the worst-performing asset while the First Edition Venusaur tumbled -58.11%. Overall, ten different assets fell at least -28% this week on Otis while only three assets gained at least 28% or more.

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