Muhammad Ali memorabilia may seem an unlikely starting point for reinvigorating faltering portfolios, yet many seasoned investors are finding "The Greatest" a superb man to have in their corner.
The Muhammad Ali memorabilia market focuses on two key areas: bout used apparel and autographs.
Muhammad Ali's autograph has risen in value by 13.38% a year since 2000, according to the PFC40 Autograph Index.
In November we saw the trunks Ali wore in his 1971 defeat to Joe Frazier make $173,102 at auction.
That figure represents an 8.25% pa rise in value when compared with the $57,500 achieved in 1997 for a pair of Ali trunks from his 1975 bout with George Foreman.
On occasion, the two areas combine. A pair of early training gloves, signed "Cassius Clay", sold for $22,000 in 2010, $18,000 above estimate.
The figures suggest that the desire for Muhammad Ali memorabilia has taken a major step forward in recent years.
A realisation among investors that Ali may not be around for much longer is a key factor behind the surge in demand and value, ahead of an anticipated flood of nostalgic collectors entering the market.
We recently sold Ali's sweat trunks for £950 ($1,425), which will probably appear quite a steal in years to come.
Investors looking for the diversity and enjoyment that Muhammad Ali memorabilia can offer would be well advised to consider a wonderful photograph of Ali with the Beatles, signed by the boxer, that we have available today for £1,950 (approx. $3,050).
We believe the dynamic shot and bold autograph offer real profit potential over the coming years.
As with all our items, you will also receive:
· A certificate of authenticity with lifetime moneyback guarantee
· Free insured delivery
· Free storage (if required)
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