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.
Widely regarded as a top three point guard of all time, Chris Paul has a Hall of Fame resume, and was recently named to the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team.
After a perfect 14-14 Game 6 Series Clincher against the Pelicans, Paul biffed and blew a 2-0 series lead against the Mavs.
Unfortunately, he won't have an NBA Title to go with his career accolades:
9 All-Defensive Team
1 All-Rookie Team
1 NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player
8 NBA Player of the Month
14 NBA Player of the Week
6 NBA Rookie of the Month
1 NBA Rookie of the Year
1 NBA Sporting News Rookie of the Year
2 Olympic Gold Medal
This means there's not many reasons for his card value to spike moving forward. He could be a steady riser over time though, as he'll retire, make the Hall of Fame, and go down as a Top 5 PG in NBA History.
The risk is that he doesn't ever actually win an NBA Title. If he does, his value will go through the roof.
However, now that he's been eliminated again in 2022, it's looking less and less likely he'll ever win the real hardware.