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.
The 6'0", 194 lb. Junior QB from Alabama is currently trying to defend his Heisman Trophy Campaign from last year, when he put up the following stat line - 2021 stats: 306-of-547 passing (66.9%), 4,872 yards, 47 TDs, 7 INTs.
He has ranked as high as #2 on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board, one slot ahead of Ohio State's CJ Stroud. Wherever he's drafted though, he's sure to have enough hype around him for those who invest in his college cards to make some money leading up to and immediately following the 2023 NFL Draft.
You should know the Heisman Trophy winner by now. Young has an incredibly quick release and can really sling it. He's an anticipatory thrower who knows how to hit receivers where they need the ball to run after the catch. He doesn't make many mistakes. The knock on Young is size; he doesn't have a huge frame, which NFL scouts will likely play up as we get closer to the draft. Still, his arm is more than good enough for him to be a great signal-caller at the next level.
Like many prospects in other sports, Young's first cards are pretty expensive. Given the current Panini Pro Release calendar for 2022, chances are 2023 will be similar, which will give Young's investors plenty of runway to flip his college cards even into the first few months of his rookie season before they're overtaken by his first releases in pro uniforms.