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.
Amen is a quick, explosive, and smooth athlete who is one of the faces of the Overtime Elite league. The 6-foot-7, 202-pound point guard and combo wing is the best athlete in this draft.
Playing alongside his twin brother, Ausar Thompson, the two talented 19-years-old are expected to be among the top selections in a hyped 2023 class. Amen's decision to play for the Overtime Elite last year drew the attention of several NBA scouts. ESPN had previously ranked Amen Thompson as the 22nd overall prospect in the high school basketball rankings.
With the ball handling and quickness of a guard, Amen Thompson has the tools to become a unique weapon at the next level. In fact, he is a top-tier NBA athlete and he is not even in the league yet.
Projecting Thompson's placement for the 2023 NBA Draft is difficult at this stage. There could still be plenty of change. The 2023 Draft class is expected to be one of the strongest classes in recent history and there is no guarantee that Thompson would continue to significantly outshine the other phenomenal players.