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.
From ESPN.com - The Utah Jazz agreed to trade center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal that will pair him with fellow All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Timberwolves will send Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, No. 22 pick Walker Kessler and four first-round picks to the Jazz, sources said. Utah will acquire unprotected picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a top-five-protected pick in 2029, sources said, in Danny Ainge's first franchise-altering deal since taking over as the Jazz's CEO midseason.
This is HUGE for none other than Anthony Edwards, who we ranked as our top overall sports card investment earlier in 2022.
For the record, we LOVE his game as much as any player under the age of 21 in the entire world. Ant Man was the number one overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 72 games as a rookie. Not only that, but he fits our profile of being someone who is a good bet to be on NBA.com's 10 top plays every night he's active.
He's already the centerpiece of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise and borderline dominates as a second year player, averaging 22.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists 21 games into the 2021-22 season as of this writing.
Looking like a player who can be "the man" night in and night out on any team in the league is a requirement for a top investment ranking, and Ant has it.
In his first career playoff series, he more than held his own against the Memphis Grizzlies, looking like a true leader and gaining many fans along the way.
Now, with Gobert in the mix and KAT locked up with a supermax deal, Ant man probably has the highest upside of anyone in the NBA card-wise right now - based on entry level price and upside.
The Risk: He plays in a mid-market, for a team that doesn't get much national attention. The Minnesota Timberwolves have talent around him, but are a long shot to ever make it deep into the NBA Playoffs, where card prices typically look to spike after big performances.
But the fact that he's shown well, and his team has shown well in his first ever Playoff appearance is a great sign for his future. We consider his big stuff a long term hold.