Aaron Zavala

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Our Investing Thesis

The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.

Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.

1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.

2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.

3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.

There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.

We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.

Aaron Zavala

The Reward

The Rangers drafted Zavala out of the University of Oregon in the second round of the 2021 MLB Draft. He was coming off being named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after he set three Oregon hitting records.

Zavala started the 2022 season with High Class-A Hickory and was promoted to Double-A Frisco. For the season he batted .277/.420/.453/.873 in 111 games (114-for-411) with 89 runs and 186 total bases.

His consistent bat and ability to draw walks make him an attractive option for the Rangers long-term.

The Risk

Aaron Zavala has quickly worked his way up from the University of Oregon to the Rangers' Double-A affiliate. Zavala batted .277/.420/.453/.873 in 111 games (114-for-411) with 89 runs, 186 total bases, 18 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 62 RBI. He walked 89 times, struck out 108 times, stole 14 bases and was caught stealing six times.

MLB.com projects him as a 2024 call-up. If he continues to post numbers like the past two seasons, he may accelerate that timeline. The risk is low here, with high reward.

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