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.
Anfernee Simons is 23 years old and was selected by Portland Trail Blazers with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft.
Simons’ game began to shine this past season when Damian Lillard’s campaign ended early due to injury. With the expanded role, Simons broke out, averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists per game. Simons is an established sharpshooter from deep at this point. He averaged a career-high with 44.3% shooting from the floor, 40.5% shooting from three, and 88.8% from the free-throw line.
This puts him in line for a solid trajectory to be a top 2-3 weapon in Portland for the next few seasons. I put him in the potential Tyrese Maxey upside category.
Simons’ prices are still relatively low compared to other players around the league in his position, hence the risk is considered to be fairly low.
Having said that, there are less risky players to put money into, as he could fade into the background with Damian Lillard returning for 2022-23.