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.
Want to know who the next Jordan Poole / Tyrese Maxey is? Well, we're ballsy enough to say it's Cam Thomas. The 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft flashed this year, averaging 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists and 17.6 minutes in 67 games.
As we expected at the beginning of the year, Kyrie Irving's status opened the door for Thomas to show his scoring ability, much like Poole and Maxey.
There's no guarantee Irving will be back in Brooklyn next year, and Thomas is ready to slide right in should Irving leave.
He could be a short term flip if this happens, a la Desmond Bane last year, or he could be a long term hold in the mold of Irving himself.
He doesn't have the draft pedigree of guys like Ja Morant, but as we've seen with Bane, Poole, Maxey and even Immanuel Quickley, late first round pick guards can have serious hobby value.
Draft analysts were shocked he made it to the late first round, in one of the deepest NBA Draft classes of all time.
There are other people to buy who could outperform him, but at his current price point with everyone having forgotten about Brooklyn for the moment, he's the guy to buy.