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.
Bam Adebayo is 24 years old and was selected by Miami Heat with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
The former Wildcat has established a fine early-career legacy. He has been ranked as a top 10 player in the NBA by ESPN each of the last two seasons. The runner-up for NBA Most Improved Player and an All-Star in 2020, Adebayo also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after signing a 5-year (until 2025-26), $163 million max extension contract with Miami Heat.
The Miami Heat center has been serving solid output as he averaged a career-best 19.1 points and a team-high 10.1 rebounds to go along with 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 55.7% from the floor. Plus, he has been named to the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive Second Team, for the third straight season.
Adebayo’s prices are slightly higher compared to other players around the league in his position. Moreover, despite his history of steady performance, Adebayo’s consistency in his game came into question when the Heat lost to the Celtics in Game 4. So, invest in his cards if you think this is just a minor setback and he will be impactful in the upcoming season as he used to be.