Investment Platform Collectable Partners with Sports Immortals, the Premier Collection of Sports Memorabilia
New York (November 16, 2020) – The sports memorabilia investment platform Collectable offers fractional ownership of some of the world’s greatest pieces of sports memorabilia in affordable share increments. This is offered through a new partnership with Sports Immortals. The first items of Sports Immortals memorabilia to be added to the Collectable platform include:
- Wilt Chamberlain game-worn and autographed Overbrook High School uniform
This uniform was obtained by Joel Platt, founder of Sports Immortals, directly from Wilt Chamberlain’s mother during a visit to her home in Philadelphia on June 26th, 1961.
- Muhammad Ali World Boxing Council (WBC) Championship Belt awarded to Ali in 1976 for his victory over George Foreman on October 30, 1974
This belt was obtained by Joel Platt directly from Muhamad Ali’s father, Cassius Clay Sr. during a visit to his home in Louisville, Kentucky on February 22, 1989.
- Jackie Robinson autographed Stats Bat
This Louisville Slugger bat was produced by the Hillerich & Bradsby sporting Goods Company in 1950. Harry D. Evans, a true pioneer baseball collector, inscribed Jackie Robinson’s statistics from the 1949 season to celebrate Jackie’s being the 1949 National League Batting Champion and then he had Jackie Robinson autograph the bat.
- Lew Alcindor game-worn UCLA warm-up jacket from 1969 NCAA Championship Game.
The jacket is photomatched to his celebration after helping UCLA win three straight championship titles from 1967 to 1969, and seen on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
- 1965 Johnny Unitas game-worn and autographed road jersey
This jersey was obtained directly from former equipment manager of the Baltimore Colts, Fred Schubach
“Sports Immortals has a jaw-dropping collection of sports memorabilia, arguably the greatest the world has ever seen,” said Ezra Levine, CEO of Collectable. “Seeing and experiencing the collection first-hand was a surreal and visceral experience. I knew, then and there, we had to find a way to bring their collection to Collectable. Through this partnership, and through Collectable’s fractional ownership model, collectors and sports fans will have the opportunity to own some of the most iconic pieces of sports memorabilia the market has ever seen. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with sports fans and collectors of all income brackets, all across the country.”
The Sports Immortals collection is the largest and most diverse assortment of sports memorabilia and is revered by collectors and sports historians around the globe. It has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as “absolutely the most outstanding single collection on all sports,” and Leland’s Auctions has called it “the finest sports collection in the world…bar none.” Founder Joel Platt has spent more than seven decades traveling more than one million miles to curate one million mementos from such iconic athletes as Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan, just to name a few. Sports Immortals covers the spectrum of categories including game worn uniforms and equipment, autographed balls, photos, tickets, programs, awards, medals, etc. More often than not, the back stories of how Mr. Platt came to acquire the items are just as interesting as the items themselves.
Recently Joel’s son, Jim, has taken the lead and will continue to enhance the Sports Immortals collection and further the company’s mission. “The fractional ownership platform offers us a new and exciting way to keep the memories and accomplishments of the greatest athletes in sports history alive and as relevant today as they were back then,” said Jim Platt, President of Sports Immortals. “We have some of the rarest artifacts in existence - alongside Collectable, we’re thrilled to start sharing several of these items and their stories with sports fans all over the country.”
Shares on items from the Sports Immortals collection will be available for purchase in November. Check back on the Collectable app for more information.
Collectable is an investing platform and community for sports fans. As the first and only fractional ownership app dedicated to sports, Collectable is re-imagining sports collecting and investing, a long overdue modernization of a timeless tradition through fractionalized shares, more access, lower price point, and less exclusivity. Collectable believes the greatest moments and artifacts in sports history should be accessible to the masses, not just the wealthy. The Collectable app is available in the Apple Store or on Google Play, please visit www.collectable.com for more information.