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.
Lafreniere was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers after a standout career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
He was named the QMJHL's most valuable player for a second consecutive season. He also won Canadian Hockey League player of the year award for the second season in a row.
In three QMJHL seasons, Lafreniere scored 297 points (114 goals, 183 assists) in 173 games. He was the first Rimouski player to be ranked No. 1 on Central Scouting's final North American skater list since Crosby in 2005 and the first Quebec-born skater to be taken with the first pick since the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Vincent Lecavalier in the 1998 NHL Draft.
Lafreniere seems less risky in terms of cards' prices.
However, whether his cards would hold their value in the long term may be questionable. With the steep competition with other exceptional players like Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Roman Josi, and Victor Hedman, can Lafreniere consistently establish impressive stats in the upcoming years?