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.
When drafted out of Memphis in 2020, Gibson primarily saw reps as a receiver. In two years with the Tigers, he tallied 33 rushing attempts against 44 receptions.
In both 2020 and 2021, he's produced 1,832 rushing yards while averaging 4.3 yards per carry. He's also scored 18 touchdowns, including a career-best 11 as a rookie.
But it does seem like there's more potential to be unlocked and this could be the year where it comes together. Through two games in a much improved Commanders offense, Gibson has 14 carries in each game, for 58 yards in a Week 1 win over Jacksonville, and for 28 yards and a TD in a Week 2 loss at Detroit. He also has 9 catches for 85 yards thus far this season.
If you're going to invest in Gibson, you need to hope he continues to be a dual threat out of the backfield. Due to his position, and lack of draft capital, he is a quick flip candidate - not a long term hold.
Gibson is quite risky as his 2021-22 campaign was perpetually stunted by injuries throughout the season. Moreover, he suffered a hamstring injury during Washington’s OTAs in June. The team still expects Gibson to be fine for Week 1, but we need only look at Curtis Samuel last season to remember that soft-tissue injuries always need to be monitored carefully.