A Look At Bronny James As A Sports Card Investment

The Bronny James Sports Card Play - How To Adjust On The Fly

I love what I do so much. Flipping sports cards and helping you all make money flipping sports cards is my dream job. I've learned so many lessons since I started flipping in 2021, and have had so many more Ls than Ws. But it's always been the learning experiences from those Ls that have helped me turn this into a full-time job, and come up with repeatable plays based on guidelines and strategies. (For more on that, check out this lesson at Sports Card School).

And even though my career batting average might be around .200, I've hit well over .750 since the start of 2023. I know all the pitchers in the league, and I see all of their "stuff" really clearly now.

Pattern Recognition.

What drives prices up?

What leaves them flatlining?

While most of my at bats are clear as day, and they turn into "Flag Plants" which result in profitable long balls...

...some are tougher, more drawn out; and require adjusting to curve balls and fouling off pitches to wear down the opponent before beating out an infield single.

The most glaring example of a tougher at bat than anticipated for me recently is Bronny James. Let's dive into what I really think about Bronny James as a sports card investment.

Can you really make money on him? What is the path to profit when buying his cards? Is there a clear selling marker?

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  1. Brendan Lindgren on February 3, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    Almost zero chance that Bronny isn’t in the NBA next year. Lebron knows better than anybody that you don’t need to develop in college, and he will strong-arm the Lakers (or another team) into taking him. He’s made it clear he wants to play with his son, and he has a player option to make this happen. If his terrible season continues, that actually increases his odds of playing for the Lakers, which might be a bigger win than being a late 1st rounder.

    Having said that, it’s painful to pay exponentially more for him than a guy like Cody Williams, who has always been light-years ahead of Bronny, even without the cardiac arrest.

    • Conner Barnett on February 5, 2024 at 11:37 pm

      Hey Brendan! Love the viewpoint, and good discussion topics here. At the end of the day you’re right, there are tons of NBA prospects who are far ahead of Bronny in our eyes in terms of being league ready – we just believe in the hype around the “James Name” to help fuel pricing spikes.

    • Paul Hickey on February 6, 2024 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Brendan, great points. The reality is that there’s so much hype around Bronny vs. Cody Williams and that hype is what drives the hobby market. I agree with you that it shouldn’t necessarily be that way, but we can’t change the market.

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