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.
Short term, he didn't get where he wanted to in his home race of Monaco, and fell behind Max Verstappen in the season driver standings, but he still remains a solid candidate to win many more races this season for Ferrari, and his recent bad fortune could present a buying opportunity if you're smart about which cards you examine.
Long term, as F1 Drivers go, none fit the bill as a perfect investment as much as Leclerc. The 24 year old Monacan is Scuderia Ferrari's top driver, and at the age of 24, already has 3 wins and more than 50 podiums. He has a great chance to one day win the F1 driver's championship.
There's basically the same risk with Leclerc that there is with every other F1 Driver.
All F1 cards are super expensive right now, but there's limited windows of them slowing down or dipping in value.
During the season, if he struggles, his prices will come down a bit, but there should be no big crash with Leclerc - figuratively speaking, that is (and sorry for the pun).