Chris Duarte

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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.

Chris Duarte

The Reward

Chris Duarte is 25 years old and was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft with the 13th overall pick as a shooting guard.

Duarte started 39 of the 55 games he played this season. He averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. Proving to be both a solid scorer and an apt defender, Duarte finished in double figures 40 times this season shot 43.2% from the field and 36.9% from 3-point range.

The impactful guard dropped 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including six threes, in his first 33 minutes in the Pacers' season opener. Duarte’s impressive performance set the Pacers' NBA franchise record for most points in a rookie debut. With such a striking performance in his first year as a professional player, this newest Pacer has a lot more to bring to the table in his second year.

The Risk

Duarte had the injury bug biting him several times causing him to miss multiple games throughout the season. Duarte was ruled out for the season as he is dealing with a left toe injury and has not played in a game since March 15. Nonetheless, Pacers’ coach, Rick Carlisle thinks that Duarte will get back healthy sooner rather than later.

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