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.
Brandon Ingram is 24 years old and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Since making the All-Star Team in 2019-20, and winning Most Improved Player after putting up averages of 23.8 points on 46/39/85 shooting splits, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists, his numbers have slightly dipped but the forward is still consistently putting up good numbers for the Pelicans (22.7 points on 46/33/83 shooting, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in the 2021/22 season).
Ingram still has 3 years remaining on the maximum-salary contract he signed with the Pelicans in 2020. So ultimately, there is more to come from this talented All-Star forward in the upcoming years.
There is not much risk in buying Ingram’s cards as his cards can be considered fairly cheap. Also, he has plenty of room for development as any other young NBA star in terms of card prices.
The return of Zion Williamson to the Pelicans line-up in 2022-23, combined with the emergence of youngsters like Herb Jones and Jose Alvarado, and veterans like CJ McCollum and Jonas Valančiūnas, puts Ingram in a position to be a winner sooner rather than later. The risk is, what role does he play and is it big enough to increase his card value?