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.
AJ Brown is a 25-year-old wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (51st overall) in 2019.
So far he has bagged himself 185 receptions, 2,995 receiving yards, and 26 touchdowns.
Some note-worthy awards earned by Brown include:
- Pro Bowl (2020)
- PFWA All-Rookie Team (2019)
- Conerly Trophy (2017)
- 2× First-team All-SEC (2017, 2018)
Brown is having quite the career right now and one can only look forward to more performances from the WR.
If he can become a centerpiece of Philly's offense and help lead them to a Super Bowl, his cards would skyrocket.
His massive performance against the Lions in Week 1 shows he could be Jalen Hurts' favorite target (Devonta Smith had ZERO catches), and break the normal rule to avoid WRs at this point in the season. His upside is Justin Jefferson-esque if Philly contends in the NFC and makes the Super Bowl.
Was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 NFL draft. While there was initial hype around Brown getting traded, it benefits Jalen Hurts more than Brown, as traditional star WRs that switch teams struggle initially in their new digs.
Remember, after being the #1 WR in Tennessee and benefitting from the presence of Derrick Henry, he now has to complete for targets with Devonta Smith.